As yet another Championship passes without a British Woman winning Wimbledon there is talk of a crisis in the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), with many questioning what is wrong with the game in this country.
"It has been 36 years of hurt" wailed a distraught Sue Barker. "Each year we turn up hoping to see a British winner and each year our hopes are left in tatters" she added.
Tearful crowds abandoned Henman Hill after another year of failure, with some questioning if they will ever see a British Woman win the Crown again. One long suffering fan, crying into her Saltire Flag, said "each year we raise our hopes only for them to be squashed like a Scottish uprising."
A spokesamn for the LTA, Mr. Tam O'Shanter said "we are naturally disappointed but we are sure that there will be a British woman winning some time soon. However, we don't want to put undue pressure on Laura Robson to end our misery next year."
Nevertheless, pressure is mounting on Ms Robson to end the drought of success. Talk of a re-release of the Ricky Valance song "Tell Laura I Love her" as the theme tune for next year's competition were described as premature by BBC Source Mr Billy Joel.
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