Home Tennis Celeb Match with Brooke Blurton | 14 June, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

Celeb Match with Brooke Blurton | 14 June, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

Celeb Match with Brooke Blurton | 14 June, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions


Proud First Nations girl and actuality tv star Brooke Blurton displays on Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Ash Barty’s influence in our Celeb Match collection.

Melbourne, Australia, 14 June 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Brooke Blurton is a youth employee and psychological well being advocate. Her public profile has grown via a quantity appearances on Australian actuality tv applications, together with The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and The Problem.

The proud Indigenous girl created worldwide historical past in 2021 as the primary bisexual lead in The Bachelorette franchise. She additionally hosts a weekly podcast, Not So PG, and final 12 months revealed her memoir, Huge Love.

In our Celeb Match collection, Blurton speaks about her tennis experiences and the significance of illustration and variety within the sport …

Inform us about your tennis expertise. Have you ever performed earlier than?

Not competitively, however I’ve completely performed socially. We didn’t have tennis within the nation city the place I grew up, however as an grownup I’ve actually realized to like the sport. I’ve been going to the Australian Open yearly since 2020. My greatest buddy is a large Australian Open fan and loves tennis, so I typically go together with her.

What do you take pleasure in about enjoying tennis?

It’s nice for health, as a result of it makes you tremendous lively. I’ve all the time loved enjoying sport, however I’m not excellent at enjoying tennis. So for me, it’s extra about (having fun with) the problem and making an attempt to get higher.

Who’re your favorite Australian gamers to observe?

We’ve got such nice athletes in Australia and it’s wonderful to see them carry out. I beloved watching Dylan Alcott and actually take pleasure in watching Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis too. I don’t wish to be too cliche, however I additionally beloved Ash Barty.

Who’s your favorite tennis participant of all time?

As a result of my mum and my nan beloved her, it’s Evonne Goolagong Cawley. She is clearly a legend of the sport and I keep in mind listening to lots about her once I was youthful. She was a outstanding title that my nan would carry up. Evonne set such a excessive commonplace as an athlete and a task mannequin. For me, rising up understanding how wonderful she was, not simply on the Australian degree but additionally at a world degree, it confirmed that there’s extra on the market on the earth. I see this now working with younger folks as a youth employee, they don’t all the time know what’s on the market on the earth and it’s essential to show them that there’s a lot that they will do and that they need to shoot for the celebs. Evonne confirmed there are different sports activities the place First Nations athletes can succeed, it’s not simply in AFL and basketball. I’d like to get to satisfy her in the future, that might be wonderful.

Do you may have a favorite tennis reminiscence?

It must be Ash Barty profitable at Wimbledon in 2021. That for us, as girls and as Australians, was so game-changing. I keep in mind staying up so late to observe the ultimate however ended up falling asleep and didn’t truly see her win. However it was so good to get up and see her celebrations all around the information.

What’s your earliest tennis reminiscence?

After I was actually younger I keep in mind watching Lleyton Hewitt. He was such a terrific athlete within the sport, so outstanding and would actually rejoice after his wins. Seeing Ash celebrating at Wimbledon took me again to these days, however to see it for a First Nations girl was very momentous.

Do you keep in mind the primary skilled match you noticed dwell?

My first Australian Open was in 2020, once I was a visitor of Garnier. I noticed Novak Djokovic play Roger Federer within the semifinals, which was wonderful.

What makes the Australian Open such an fulfilling expertise for you?

This 12 months I used to be a visitor of Piper-Heidsieck and attended on AO Pleasure Day. I acquired to satisfy Alex Bolt, who is admittedly nice. I’ve adopted his journey and it’s good to see him making a comeback. There have been so many individuals there for AO Pleasure too, which was wonderful to see. I like the truth that the Australian Open has actually built-in delight into the occasion, as a result of a number of years in the past that wasn’t the case. It’s wonderful to see that development and that the occasion is changing into much more inclusive.

Alex Bolt and Brooke Blurton at Australian Open 2023. Picture: Tennis Australia

Alex Bolt and Brooke Blurton at Australian Open 2023. Image: Tennis Australia

Lastly, are you able to please end this sentence:

The very best a part of the Australian Open is … I like the vibe of going to the tennis and making a day of it. Additionally it is very unpredictable, you by no means know the way lengthy a match can go for or what the result will likely be.

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