Re: Katowice R1: Lino def. Robson 57 76(7) 61 saving MP
It would be nice if you can separate the (english) media hype from Laura's game. Last year, she definitely proved that she had a game to beat strong players (Kim, Na among others). And since her game is an agressive, good-positioning-and-technique-demanding one, it will take time before she finds the right ballance, and starts to be more consistent and confident. The confidence is, probably, what she lacks at the moment. Give her some more time: stroke-wise, she does not have any technical weakness (which would prevent her from hitting top 5 eventually), she also improved her movement. She just needs to gain some confidence and learn to make the right decisions oncourt... Hard task, but easier than removing FH/BH/serve technical issues.
BTW, I do not consider myself a fan.