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Judy Murray says she's 'thrilled' by baby news

Judy Murray already has one granddaughter, Sophia

by Emmy Griffiths

Judy Murray revealed that she was "thrilled" that her son, tennis champion Andy and his wife, Kim Sears, are expecting their second child together. Chatting on BBC News, the 57-year-old thanked a reporter after they congratulated her on the exciting news, saying: "Thank you, it's great news. We're thrilled" Andy revealed that he and his wife Kim were expecting baby number two together on Sunday, telling BBC New: "We're both obviously very happy and looking forward to it."

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Judy opened up about her son, Andy

Judy chatted exclusively to HELLO! about whether she would like her granddaughter Sophia, as well as any future grandchildren, to get involved in tennis. "We're a very sporty family and I'm pretty sure there'll be sport involved somewhere," she explained. "But whatever that will be, will be their choice." She also spoke about Andy's family life, adding: "That's a lovely switch off for him when he's not competing and he's not training. He has lovely, wonderful things to distract his attention."

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Judy said she was "thrilled" about her son's exciting baby news

The proud mum and coach also spoke about her son's chances at Wimbledon this year, saying: "Andy will be going into Wimbledon this year as the defending champion so of course he'll be aiming to win the title again. He gets great support from the home crowd and he loves Wimbledon so he'll be out there doing his best to try and win it again."

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In her new autobiography, Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story, the star writes about her family's incredible achievements and the challenges along the way, and admitted that she never would have thought Andy and his brother, Jamie, would become tennis champions. "I never would have imagined when they started playing balloon tennis over our sofa in the front room when they were small that they’d end up winning Wimbledon titles… for me it was all about trying to encourage them and help them improve. But it’s a good story. You can dream big and work hard and believe in yourself, and actually anything is possible."

Knowing The Score is out now published by Chatto and Windus