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About Abbie Boraston-Green

After her promising tennis career was cut short by a shoulder injury, Abbie went first into coaching and then a promotional position with the Lawn Tennis Association. She and her husband Paul live in Warlingham with their two children, where Abbie now works part-time for a national breast cancer charity. More Posts

Second Tuesday thoughts

Yesterday afternoon, no doubt like many who had time and opportunity, I settled down in front of the television to watch the BBC’s live coverage of Wimbledon – specifically, by flicking back and forth between BBC1 and BBC2, the Women’s quarter-finals between Elina Svitolina and Karolina [...]

July 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

Business end of Wimbledon

My husband Paul and I watched Johana Konta beat Sloane Stephens to be that rare lesser spotted specimen, a British woman in the second week. I debated whether to put British in inverted commas as she holds three passports – Australian, Hungarian and British. Phil and I don’t agree on [...]

July 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nature Valley Eastbourne

Yesterday I went with Bob Tickler to the grass court tennis championships held in Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park. Bob is no expert on tennis though that has never prevented him from expressing his views but his take on its organisation, facilities and play is of value. Personally I prefer the [...]

June 28, 2019 // 1 Comment

Rust tennis preview

On this organ we tend to avoid doing the obvious when it comes to sporting previews because Fleet Street’s finest tend to cover the ground so comprehensively – and some might say better. As a result it seems appropriate, as the start of Wimbledon 2109 next Monday looms upon the horizon, to [...]

June 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ticket issues

Yesterday I made my plans to go Devonshire Park Eastbourne for the tennis tournament this week. I googled Devonshire Park and was directed to Nature Valley who sponsor the tournament. Several of the days were sold out but there were a few left for the day I wanted to go. The ticket allocation had [...]

June 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

Can you count on Konta?

Watching Johanna Konta’s two set defeat yesterday on the side court to Czech Marketa Vondrousova, I wondered if Konta would be in that great line of British never-quite-made- its. On the male line, there was Bobby Wilson, Mike Sangster, Taylor, Cox and Tim Henman. My great aunt Gladys, a [...]

June 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fabio Fognini wins in Monte Carlo

Last Monday week, when Fabio Fognini was one set down and losing 5-1 to Russian Andrey Reble, I never thought that I was watching the future champion who triumphed over Serbian Dusan Lajovic in the final on Sunday and 11 time winner winner Rafa Nadal in the semis. At 31 he struck a blow for the [...]

April 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Rolex Monte Carlo Masters

Through the good offices and contact book of Bob Tickler I had tickets in a box behind the base line for the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters yesterday. This is the clay court event won 11 times by the greatest exponent of this surface Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic – a native of Monaco – was [...]

April 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Horse of the Year Show

You might have thought that the BBC in its promotion of women’s sport might give more airtime to the one sport – showjumping – where women compete directly with men but no it does not. James Whittaker won the main prize in this year’s Horse of the Year. It was not ever thus – [...]

December 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

What’s a girl to do?

Today I make no apology for addressing ‘Women and Sport’ arena, one of the recurring themes on the Sports pages of the Rust, at a point during the summer season when there is a great deal of elite men and women’s sport going on. We have just witnessed a Wimbledon tournament at which the hand [...]

July 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

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