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The Duchess of Cambridge with Andy Murray on Zoom

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Catherine was joined by professional tennis player, Andy Murray, on a zoom call with aspiring tennis players. The pair spoke with children who were participating in tennis lessons from Bond Primary School. The kids were able to ask the legendary tennis player some of their own questions and hear about his journey to becoming one of the most successful tennis players in the world. The Call marked what would have been Championship weekend at Wimbledon but the event was cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

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The Duchess spoke to the children at the beginning of the call to hear more about what they have been learning in lessons as well as their experiences during lockdown. They shared the ways that they were able to continue to practice tennis during lockdown when facilities were closed and spoke to the Duchess about their favorite parts of Wimbledon.

Andy Murray joined the call and shared his experience of lockdown with Catherine and the children. He revealed that he found the first month or two of lockdown enjoyable since he was able to be home with his family for an extended period rather than travelling as he normally would have. He admitted that after a while it became much more challenging as it was harder to find things to do with the kids to keep them entertained as well as the challenges of homeschooling.

The kids were able to ask him some questions about his career including why he chose tennis as a career and how he has persevered through injuries and other setbacks during his career. He also shared some tips with the kids, the most important being to have fun and listen to your coaches.

The Duchess of Cambridge has attended Wimbledon nearly every year since 2010 and became patron of the All England Lawn and Croquet Club in 2017. xx

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