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Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « on: October 20, 2008, 12:41 PM »
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She is playing in her WTA event ever later today and comes up against the Czech Iveta Benesova who currently lies outside the top 100 but has made it as high as 25 back in 2005. Shouls be interesting. You would expect a thrashing but you never know with some of the upsets on the WTA tour this year.


Draw - http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/includes/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/global/Pdfs/events/2008/luxembourg_draws.pdf

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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 01:22 PM »
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Looks like they are playing tomorrow actually...
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 04:12 PM »
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C'mon Laura, hope she can run her close, maybe even grab a set. Smile
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 07:58 AM »
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She on at 11:30am. Smile
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 01:32 PM »
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Jolly good effort if you ask me! Eventually went down 1-6 6-2 6-3 but taking a set is a sure positive!
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 01:39 PM »
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Jolly good effort if you ask me! Eventually went down 1-6 6-2 6-3 but taking a set is a sure positive!



Especially against a top-50 experienced left-hander who is 11 years her senior Very Happy
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008, 02:00 PM »
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Very promising indeed. I think we will see that ranking of 550 something rising at a nice steady pace over the next year or so.

I still can't believe she is only 14!
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008, 04:12 PM »
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Looks like Benesova had a shocking first set but got back to her more normal self in next two.

Decent debut, looks like a consistant performance despite the score line Think, but Benesova too strong in the 2nd and 3rd.
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008, 09:41 PM »
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BBC Interview: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7682651.stm

Laura's next senior tournament is $10k in Sunderland in a few weeks. She looks like she'll be seeded 6.
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008, 10:03 PM »
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Nice, will have to keep tabs on her progress! Smile
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #10 on: October 22, 2008, 01:05 AM »
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BBC Interview: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7682651.stm

Laura's next senior tournament is $10k in Sunderland in a few weeks. She looks like she'll be seeded 6.


Laura said on TV that "everyone had been so nice to her" (take it she meant the other players).
Just wait till she starts beating the pants off them  - quite soon methinks  -  this   welcome  will become   ignore
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #11 on: October 22, 2008, 06:49 PM »
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Yeah, Federer was so complimentary of Murray in the past but once Murray beat him suddenly Federer has a lot of criticism to get off his chest! roflmao
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #12 on: October 22, 2008, 06:57 PM »
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He he.... Human nature at it's best!  Off topic a wee bit, but I've noticed the difference in Andy when he beats the like of Fed now... his head stays up... it's obviously feeling 'right' for him now, whereas a while ago it always looked as if he was faintly embarrassed by the win.  Speaks volumes for him as a person.

I really hope Laura Robson can fulfil her obvious potential.  I believe she will, barring injury or any other unknown entities.  She seems like a very determined and focused young lady!  
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #13 on: October 22, 2008, 06:59 PM »
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Yeah, I hate how he so often lets his head hang in shame after a victory, such a strange reaction.
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Re: Laura Robson gains a wildcard into Luxemburg! « Reply #14 on: October 22, 2008, 07:10 PM »
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Lack of self esteem at his core I believe.  But it's defs getting better!  I know it sounds daft, but a lot of Scottish people are brought up to mind and not get too above themselves.... it's our culture.  I think Andy has had to battle that.  And not that it's anything enforced by his parents.... just a cultural thing that exists.  I may, of course, be speaking total pish!  A poem by Kathleen Jamie 'The Queen of Sheba' sums up the Scottish condition nicely...
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