How old is Sue Barker, who is the Wimbledon ace’s husband Lance Tankard and how long has she presented SW19 tournament? – The Sun

SUE BARKER is one of the nation's best-loved TV and sports presenters and Wimbledon just wouldn't be the same without her.

But how long has she been part of BBC's long-running quiz show, A Question Of Sport? Here's everything we know about the former tennis ace…

How old is Sue Barker?

Sue Barker was born on April 19, 1956, which makes her 64 years old.

She was born and raised in Paignton, Devon and started playing tennis when she was 10 years old.

Sue went on to win 11 WTA Tour singles titles and one Grand Slam after triumphing at the 1976 French Open.

She reached a career-high singles ranking of number three in the world before bowing out of the sport in 1984.

Who is Sue's husband Lance Tankard?

Sue has been married to her husband Lance Tankard since 1988.

Lance is a landscape gardener and former policeman and the couple met in Portugal where Sue was working as a tennis coach and he was on holiday.

Back home in England, they bumped into each other again at their local tennis club while having dinner as their kitchens were being redone, and the rest is history.

Sue was previously engaged to Australian tennis player Syd Ball but broke it off in 1978.

In 1982 she met singer Cliff Richard and their romance garnered plenty of press attention.

Sir Cliff later admitted he had almost proposed to Sue, but decided not to, and the couple split in 1986.

However, they remain good friends to this day.

How long has Sue presented A Question Of Sport?

Sue has been the presenter of A Question Of Sport for 20 years.

She took over from David Coleman in 1997.

Sue also presented the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards from 1994 until 2012, when she stepped down.

How long as Sue presented Wimbledon coverage?

Sue has been part of the Wimbledon coverage for the BBC since 1993.

The star's knowledge of tennis has helped her go on to anchor the two-week event for a number of years now.

She is also present court-side at every final to interview the winners of the male and female tournaments.


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