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Watching Angelique Kerber lift the trophy, I suddenly balked at the commentary. ‘Well, she’s not Canada Goose sale amumlike Serena, but she’s cradling that trophy like a baby’.
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Heaven forbid she’s allowed to settle into married life. No, she’s put straight on the ‘will she have kids?’ pedestal with people tweeting about how she’ll make an ‘excellentmum’ because she’s got a rapport with kids (she was photographed bending down to talk to Isabella Dyer at a polo match).
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