As the crowd calmed, she continued: “Thank you so much. This is about the tournament and all I can say is from now on, John McEnroe is going to be commentating on court 17 after that going off script.
“But thank you, that really does mean the world to me, it really does.”
Those watching at home took to Twitter to share their sadness over Sue’s retirement when Wimbledon comes to an end.
Dan Alsop tweeted: “Billie Jean King is absolutely correct. Sue barker is the greatest tennis presenter there has ever been #Wimbledon will never be the same without you #BBCTennis.”