If Laura wins her 1st Tour title she'll be 18 yrs 9 months old. Andy won his 1st when he was 18 years 9 months, albeit a few days younger (and he had previously reached a tour final).
Andy's 1st title took him into the Top 50 for the 1st time (no.47). Laura will be around 54 if she wins.
Parallels? Yes, I think so!!
First woman for 22 years to reach a WTA final. I hope she goes ahead and wins it.
I bet Andy has sent her an encouraging tweet.
Nice tweet from Simon Cambers - "What I really like about @laurarobson5 is though she is modest, she seems to know how good she is and can be. This is not a surprise to her"
And she doesn't shriek. I'm afraid the likes of Sharapova completely put me off watching women's tennis, although as far as I can recall it was Monica Seles who first started the grunting/shrieking nonsense.