Just a big congratulations to Laura. Kim then Li - what a tournament for her. I hope they don't pile the pressure on her with unreasonable expectations. I remember how they heaped up the pressure on Melanie Oudin and then went on at her when she wasn't able to live up tp the hype.
It doesn't take much to become a female celebrity in the UK, but usually the fast-track is to have an affair with a married footballer .....
She deserves to be a celebrity more than 95% of those that are celebrities. Some of them are just famous for being famous, others because they lip-synch and wiggle their ass a bit to the latest assembly line moronic pop drivel or because they are as you say having an affair with a football player. If Laura Robson is or becomes a celebrity it will at least be because she is good at something. And she seems to be the real deal. She has got a good head on her shoulders and improved a lot over the last year or so. She strikes the ball very well, has improved her movement beyond recognition and she keeps cool under pressure. She's only eighteen which is very young by todays standards and she's already beating top players. Makes you wonder how good she'll be one or two years from now.
Sorry Chrissie Fan I hate that I our Faves had too play each other so early wish it could been deeper in the event, wish Li Na the best through out the rest of the year and with her new coach
Yes, I'm happy overall with Li's tennis recently. The collaboration with Rodriguez looks very promising. I think she'll have a good rest of 2012 and 2013 season. If Li hadn't lost today she probably would in the next round against Stosur. I would rather see Li play Serena, Vika, Kvitty or Maria than Stosur because Sam's topspin is a nightmare for Li and against anyone else she has at least a fighting chance. I'm curious to see how Laura will handle it. There's no pressure on her because she's already had a terrific tournament no matter what happens, but if she keeps it close she might have a chance against Sam as well.