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WTA Player Awards: Robson is Newcomer Of The Year

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Since winning the Wimbledon junior title as a 14-year-old in 2008, she had been touted as one of the next big things in the pros - and in the second half of 2012 she came through on that promise in a big way with a string of big results, most notably a run to the second week of the US Open. And with that, Laura Robson is the WTA's Newcomer Of The Year.

Though she had played some close matches with top players for years, Robson left Wimbledon this year without having converted on any of those, and having never won back-to-back matches at the WTA level - but something clicked on the clay of Palermo the week after Wimbledon, as Robson made her first WTA semifinal, scoring her first Top 30 win along the way against Roberta Vinci.

Two more huge results followed at the end of the summer, as Robson made it all the way to the fourth round of the US Open, the first Brit in 14 years to make the second week of a Grand Slam, then the final of Guangzhou, the first Brit in 22 years to reach a WTA final. Her US Open run was of particular note as she beat Kim Clijsters in the former No.1's last pro match in the second round, as well as beating Li Na in the third round, the first Top 10 win of her career.

Robson finished the year with another WTA quarterfinal over in Osaka.

Having gone into Palermo in July ranked No.113, Robson went as high as No.52 in October, then finished at No.53 on the November 5 year-end rankings.

Robson commented on being the WTA's Newcomer Of The Year.

"It's a huge honor to have won the 2012 WTA Newcomer Of The Year award," Robson commented. "I looked at the list of past winners and it's certainly a very impressive line-up that includes many of my idols growing up - I hope that I can go on to achieve close to what many of the past winners have achieved in their careers. 2012 has been a very enjoyable year for me and I look forward to building on the progress that I have made in 2012 and the season ahead."

And what were Robson's personal highlights from her breakthrough season?

"There have been a few great moments this past year; making the Olympic team and coming away with a silver medal in the mixed doubles, partnering Andy Murray, was a very special moment for me and gave me the extra bit of confidence that helped me play some of my best tennis at the US Open. I reached my first WTA semifinal in Palermo earlier in the year along with my first WTA final in Guangzhou and finished the year with a career-high ranking.

"I am working hard and it's nice that the hard work is paying off!"
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Not surprised.

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one more wise decision , let's hope WTA won't fail again with fan-favourite this year

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one more wise decision , let's hope WTA won't fail again with fan-favourite this year
Fan favourite will be Aga again~
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Two more huge results followed at the end of the summer, as Robson made it all the way to the fourth round of the US Open, the first Brit in 14 years to make the second week of a Grand Slam
They need to put first Brit woman unless they are dumping Murray back to Scotland and counting Robson as England.

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Re: WTA Player Awards: Robson is Newcomer Of The Year

No surprise, that doesn't mean she deserves it.

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YESSS!!!

Now work your butt off in 2013 girl! Or haters are gonna be on your back.

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No surprise, that doesn't mean she deserves it.
Why doesn't she deserve it?? She's had the biggest wins out of all the girls nominated.
Haters gone hate. As usual though.

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Re: WTA Player Awards: Robson is Newcomer Of The Year

But Robson wasn't really a newcomer

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What a shocker They give it to the white girl over the two black girls. Interesting

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But Robson wasn't really a newcomer
Oh pleaseeee, she was doing nothing till the last half of this year. So she got herself noticed therefore she IS the newcomer.

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Why doesn't she deserve it?? She's had the biggest wins out of all the girls nominated.
The nomination itself is flawed.

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What a shocker They give it to the white girl over the two black girls. Interesting
Lmaoo. Sweetie don't even try and bring racism into this. The other girls were doing well from last year. Laura was doing nothing last year. She finally got it together at the end of this year. She deserves this fair and square.

So you can get your hating backside outta here.

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NID. well done laura
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