Murray goes in for the kill
Any self respecting British tennis supporter can reminisce upon the Wimbledon of 2007 as the year when winning shots bloomed into winning smiles between Jamie Murray and Jelena Jankovic, however, it was not to be. But from the darkness came another duo that tennis enthusiasts and romantics alike could indulge in.
What started as merely an exciting prospect, gently kneading together two of Britain’s finest pounds of flour, proved to fill the Hopman Cup with the sweet smell of success.
Despite her tender age, and his recent break-up, clear sparks flew between Laura Robson and Andy Murray. Banter was batted back and forth like one of those fluffy yellow balls, with Laura taking the classic 'playing hard to get' approach, and virtually turning him down on the spot. I like to imagine that this was simply because, come 2012, she won’t want to be playing with her fiancée, but frankly, she could have let him down a little easier!
Have you seen his hands? They are pretty disgusting. - Laura remarks on Murray's sweaty hands after previously suggesting he use moistoriser.
Throughout their fledgling relationship, Laura made it clear that she was in it for the material gain, admitting her main focus was not on winning the title, but on the prize, diamonds!
I want those diamonds. - Laura speaking after her defeat to Dementieva.
Truly heartbreaking then, must their runner up trophies have been, but Murray, ever the gentleman, comforted her by promising diamonds for her sixteenth birthday later this month, a date tattooed on many male calendars!
With Murray clearly marked as a Scot on many British cards, a relationship with the delightful, and undeniably gorgeous, Laura, could prove to be the catalyst for his approval from the British public, or she could prove to be the teenager that broke their, already marred, respect for him.
As the Australian Open looms, no doubt Murray will rack up many column inches. As to whether they will be good or bad, and as to their content, only time will tell. After the devastating loss of Kim from Murray's 'entourage', I wondered if any woman would ever again fill the uniform of Ray Ban’s and gladiator sandals, or if any woman's hair could look so perfect, or legs so long. One girl is giving it a good go though - and Kim, I’m sorry to say, but I think she is winning us over.