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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2010, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Who is the better teenager? Michelle Larcher de Brito or Laura Robson

I have to go with Michelle. Its so hard not to like her...so she might act like a brat sometimes but she has a Sharapova quality to her and I think she'll be a Grand Slam Champ within 6 years. Both of these girls are really young and ballbashers, and Robson is also a good player so it'll be interesting to see if these girls will ever have a Serena-Justine rivalry...but to me, Michelle's groundstrokes and fighting spirit make her the better player
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I have to go with Michelle. Its so hard not to like her...so she might act like a brat sometimes but she has a Sharapova quality to her and I think she'll be a Grand Slam Champ within 6 years. Both of these girls are really young and ballbashers, and Robson is also a good player so it'll be interesting to see if these girls will ever have a Serena-Justine rivalry...but to me, Michelle's groundstrokes and fighting spirit make her the better player


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Re: Who is the better teenager? Michelle Larcher de Brito or Laura Robson

Laura is the MUCH more complete player IMO. Michelle hasn't done anything since Roland Garros, and honestly if she doesn't get a better serve, I don't see her winning much of anything in the way of slams.

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Re: Who is the better teenager? Michelle Larcher de Brito or Laura Robson

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I have to go with Michelle. Its so hard not to like her...so she might act like a brat sometimes but she has a Sharapova quality to her and I think she'll be a Grand Slam Champ within 6 years. Both of these girls are really young and ballbashers, and Robson is also a good player so it'll be interesting to see if these girls will ever have a Serena-Justine rivalry...but to me, Michelle's groundstrokes and fighting spirit make her the better player
I hope that's sarcasm. I think Laura's got a big game and i watched MLDB in person at Wimbledon. Her return is fantastic for a budding player.
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Michelle Larcher de Brito. She's Amazing.
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I hope that's sarcasm. I think Laura's got a big game and i watched MLDB in person at Wimbledon. Her return is fantastic for a budding player.
That was not sarcasm! and what is a budding player?
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You think Laura is a ballbasher?
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Re: Who is the better teenager? Michelle Larcher de Brito or Laura Robson

Laura hands down.
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Laura for sure

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Re: Who is the better teenager? Michelle Larcher de Brito or Laura Robson

Laura's done nothing so far. Michelle at least has had a good slam tournament. So far it's Michelle.

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How can this even be a thread? First of all, Laura is not a ballbasher. She has a much better serve, much more variation and maybe most importantly, a functioning brain. When these girls get a little older, be prepared to see Laura toying with Michelle making her one dimensional game look really transparent. Future slam prediction: Laura: 8, Michelle 1, if I'm being really nice.
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They are both terrible and will never amount to anything.

Based on results Michelle is better.
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Laura's done nothing so far. Michelle at least has had a good slam tournament. So far it's Michelle.
One thing Michelle has done, which Laura definately has not, is lose her last nine matches winning only one set in the process. Michele had much more WTA success at a very young age than did Laura but success at a young age on the WTA tour very often does not translate into a successful long career. I think Laura has by far the brighter future.

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One thing Michelle has done, which Laura definately has not, is lose her last nine matches winning only one set in the process. Michele had much more WTA success at a very young age than did Laura but success at a young age on the WTA tour very often does not translate into a successful long career. I think Laura has by far the brighter future.
Well, Robson has yet to win a WTA MD match so I suppose that's something that Laura has done and Michelle hasn't.

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