Andy Murray credits girlfriend for his success

June 21st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 21 (ANI): Young tennis ace Andy Murray has put his success down to his gorgeous girlfriend of four years Kim Sears.

Credited with turning the petulant teenager into a potential Wimbledon champion, 21-year-old Sears is regarded as an essential part of Murray’s life.

And for the next two weeks, the pretty blonde will be spending her time doing his laundry, his cleaning and soothing his nerves - so Andy can concentrate on nothing but tennis.

But she’s not just a dutiful stay-at-home girlfriend who lives only for her man.

Sears is about to finish an English literature degree at Sussex University and has ambitions of a career in publishing.

“When we get together we’ve always got something to talk about, and the relationship always seems a bit fresher,” the News of the World quoted Andy as saying.

“She doesn’t want to follow me around on tour. She wants to have her own career, not just pose in Hello! Magazine,” he added.

The couple have just moved into a 5.45 million pounds mansion in Surrey with their border terrier Maggie.

However, despite Andy’s growing wealth and status, they shun the celebrity lifestyle - preferring quiet nights in to swanning around on red carpets.

“I’m lucky. I know Kim isn’t with me because I’m in the spotlight. When we met I was playing qualifiers,” Andy said.

“She also understands the life of a tennis player because her dad (famed tennis coach Nigel Sears) is so closely involved with the sport.

“I’m not much help with her English course, though - having read only a bit of The Rock’s autobiography and a couple of Harry Potter books - but when she did drama I used to help her with her lines.

“I had to try and speak a bit of Shakespeare . . . Measure for Measure, she said it was . . . but I had no idea what I was talking about,” he added. (ANI)

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