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USO R4: Sam Stosur ends Laura's dream run 6-4 6-4

The dream run comes to an end

What an INCREDIBLE fight from Laura- saving 8 Match Points! She really couldn't get it going today but what a tournament for her and I'm so proud

Laura has displayed such amazing tennis this week and let's she can keep this form going!


Well done Sam.


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USO R4: (7) Stosur ends Robson's run, def. 6-4, 6-4

Dire. Robson's level dropped significantly from her previous rounds. Still came back from 5-2 down in the 2nd set, though

Sam wasn't even playing that well, bar the serving. That being said, she is so going to be eaten alive by our world number 1 next round.

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Re: USO R4: Sam Stosur ends Laura's dream run 6-4 6-4

DEAD.

Floored by the quality of play.

Robson holds on but shows really flashes of her Rockson past.


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Re: USO R4: (7) Stosur ends Robson's run, def. 6-4, 6-4

Stosur wasn't even trying

Otherwise it could have ended 6-3 6-1

LMAO @ the clowns who said this would be the R4 match where an upset was the most likely






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Re: USO R4: Sam Stosur ends Laura's dream run 6-4 6-4

I’m disappointed, but I can’t be too upset about this. Laura didn’t play a smart match, she seemed to respect Sam’s game too much, which caused her to over press and make silly errors, and she looked emotionally & physically spent.

In fairness Sam is the defending champ, so I guess Laura’s respect was justified, but she really wasn’t that good off the ground today, Laura didn’t have to be smacking winners off every ball to win this (like she seemed to think). If she’d gone for more spin and margin and constructed the points the result may have been different, she was winning most of the rallies after all.

Have to say, Sam did serve fantastically, selection was superb. Laura’s best chance in this match slipped away when she through in that dud game right at the start to give away the break. As the match went on she obviously lose more and more faith in herself. That’ll come with experience though.

But, you know Laura’s young and Sam is a tough opponent to play, you have to be a very good match player, which is a lot to ask for someone as young as Laura. Regardless, she’s made huge steps this week and answered some major questions. Everything’s a learning curve and she fought right to the end.

Let’s hope she realises what she’s done this week and can go onwards and upwards. She still has some clear things to work on, footwork and serve mainly. If she irons out those flaws she’s going to have an absolutely huge game.

Gave Stosur a scare at the end!



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Re: USO R4: Sam Stosur ends Laura's dream run 6-4 6-4

Well it had to end at some point. Great run by Laura. The errors were too much in the end.

And congrats for Sam, got it done in the end.

God knows how was ever such a fan of Stosur though.

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Re: USO R4: (7) Stosur ends Robson's run, def. 6-4, 6-4

Ugh. This result annoys me to no end for so many reasons. Laura could've won this if she knew how to keep the ball in play. Sam did nothing well except serve. And she's going to be eaten alive by Azarenka in the QFs.
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Laura really should've won this match. Way too many errors from her.
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Re: USO R4: Sam Stosur ends Laura's dream run 6-4 6-4

Too bad....next time!

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Re: USO R4: Sam Stosur ends Laura's dream run 6-4 6-4

Oh I'm just so glad she didn't choke this from 5-3 in the second Well done!
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Vika will crush her, unfortunately
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Stosur got 100000% lucky on that matchpoint.
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Laura this girl has grown on me. she should be proud of what she did here. just too many errors. was a winnable match. she's young and things can only go up from here.

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Re: USO R4: Sam Stosur ends Laura's dream run 6-4 6-4

That net cord was the only way Stosur was going to win a match point

So many errors from Laura Those returns at 4-4 first set were crucial. Had she landed one, it could have been a whole different situation. Credit to Stosur for hanging in there though. The serve *worked when she needed it most and her forehand was good enough.

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Re: USO R4: (7) Stosur ends Robson's run, def. 6-4, 6-4

Well done, Sammy But did it really have to take you 9 match points to finish
Laura Still a very good run, hope she can build on this in the future.

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