Laura completely collapses and loses 3rd set 1-6
A pity about that, serve seemed to be a problem again. She didn't have much time to get used to clay though, having played Miami doubles final on Sunday. Hope things pick up for her again now.
Some great comments from press after 1st round win:
Laura Robson dishes on her coach and dealing with media pressure
With the British press on Laura Robson ever since she was a junior, she’s had her share of hassles and bizarre requests from the media. And now with so many young American players struggling adjusting to the limelight, Robson imparts her own wisdom.
“I don’t wish (the media) wasn’t there because it’s kind of a give and take relationship I have with them. They help me. So, you know, it’s just something that you have to deal with and I’m lucky enough to have a good relationship with the majority of the British press. And there were times where I lose and they are the last people I want to see, but it’s all part of the whole learning experience as cheesy as it sounds.”
So, what led Robson to play Charleston for the her first time anyway?
“I heard that you get player gifts every day, so that was the main reason
. But no, my coach (Zeljko Krajan) saw the court and the game, he came here a couple years ago and from what he remembered it was really, really nice and it’s been lovely so far.”
And speaking of her coach, she didn’t spare him in the interview either.
“I would say he is scarier than he looks. He is actually quite nice sometimes … I have a really good relationship with (him) … But the next thing we are trying to do is get him to quit smoking. He stopped briefly for several years and then he is like yeah, ‘I can quit wherever.’ Within two weeks he was back on it and he blamed it on me, he said because my matches were so stressful that he had to keep doing it
Never a dull moment with the easygoing Robson clan.http://www.tennisgrandstand.com/2013/04/02/jelena-jankovic-dusts-off-her-assets-laura-robson-charmingly-calls-out-her-coach/