09:04 PM GMT November 17, 2018
The BBC's Sue Barker was presented the Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award, in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon, from ATP Executive Chairman & President Chris Kermode during the Nitto ATP Finals.
“This really means a lot to me, having seen everyone that’s won this award in the past and the people I’ve looked up to and admired over the years,” she said. “Tennis is in my DNA. It has been from the first ball I hit against the garage wall when I was six years old, and now I’ve had two careers in it, it’s absolutely amazing.”
As accomplished in a television studio as she once was on a tennis court, the former Roland Garros champion and World No. 3 anchors BBC's tennis coverage, including from the Nitto ATP Finals. Each summer at the All England Club, Barker performs what has become a Wimbledon tradition: an on-court interview with the new men’s and women’s singles champions.
Barker started her television career with Channel 7 in Australia, before working for SKY and then becoming one of the most celebrated presenters at the BBC.