| Beating Andy Roddick in the semi-finals in San Jose was good; didn’t we always say he had it in him? Beating Lleyton Hewitt in the final was a lot better; that was putting two big games together, one after the other. We may have said that he would do that one day, but the speed of it took us by surprise.
But there were still more revelations of his precocity. Victory complete, he turned not to mother or to coach, but to a pretty girl and tasted victory from her lips. He had beaten two of the finest players on the planet, one after the other, and then given his girl a hearty snog at the end of it all. Damn and blast it all, why wasn’t my youth like that? Or yours? Still, as uncles (or aunts) we can still enjoy it vicariously.
The lips belonged to Kimberly Sears. Like Murray, she is 18. She was Murray’s entire entourage in San Jose. She was on her half-term holiday. Now Murray goes to a tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, while the information is that Kimberly goes back to Brighton to carry on with her A-levels. Drama, music and art, since you ask, although Murray could give her a few lessons in drama.
She is the daughter of Nigel Sears, a British tennis coach working with Daniela Hantuchova. Murray met Kimberly during the US Open last year and managed to keep it quiet until the incontinent moment of victory blew the gaff.
- Source (timesonline.co.uk)