(September 19, 2013) NEW YORK, NY – During the US Open, Great Britain’s Fed Cup Captain Judy Murray, mother of ATP players Andy Murray and Jamie Murray, sat down to do an interview with Tennis Panorama News.
In part three of our Q & A, we go off the beaten path and ask the former top Scottish women’s tennis player about tennis and twitter and discuss her famous sweet tooth.
Karen Pestaina for Tennis Panorama News: Tennis and Twitter seem to go together. Out of all the social media out there tennis players, tennis fans, tennis media have taken to twitter in great numbers
Judy Murray: Yes, I think that’s the great thing about it. It allows you to engage with people who are tennis fans and in a very fun and safe way.
It’s up to you if you want to do it. It’s up to you what you put there. I enjoy it. I reply to a few tweets, maybe not daily, but I try to reply to a few tweets. I’ve actually made a few very good friends on twitter, strangely. You just have to make up your mind how you want to use it. I just think it’s a really good way to engage with fans.
And I think there are people I follow on twitter, they tend to be either people who are funny or people who I get tennis information from or tennis people who amuse me. Or might be people you admire from other sports. Not too many like that but I just like to follow a few people from different walks of life and it’s just quite interesting. I fit’s used in the right way, it can be very creative and it’s harmless. It can be quite addictive. You can spend quite a lot of time on it. In fact when you are over here (United States) my phone bill goes up quite a lot if I’m on it. It’s good fun.
KP: You are known for having a sweet tooth. Do you have favorite pastries, desserts, did you go to Taste of Tennis?
JM: I didn’t go because I wasn’t here (New York City). I would’ve gone if I had been here. I went the one in Melbourne, I really enjoyed that. That was great fun.
I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth.
I like anything that’s sponge (cake) – sponge with icing on it. So I like cupcakes with not too much icing. If it’s too much, it’s too sweet and I can’t eat it all.
I like fresh cream like chocolate éclairs and mille-feuille with fresh cream through it.
A sponge, filled with cream, fresh cream with jam would be my absolute favorite, so it’s not like too sweet. I like a good dessert as well. I like banana and pineapple and chocolate, coconut, meringue. I like caramel sauce.
I could eat most things.