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Re: Laura Robson: The Silver Medal Years 2012-

I pray to the tennis Gods (or maybe the BBC) that Laura does commentary for the Bouchard vs Sharapova/maybe Kerber but probably not match.
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Anne Keothavong started her commentary career very similarly this time last year. Very softly spoken and sounded almost embarrassed to say anything without being asked. I have never heard her commentate on BT sport so this year's Wimbledon was the first time I heard her again and the transformation is remarkable. Unrecognisable to me at first.

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I remember Anne being invited to do a bit of commentary by Eurosport, years ago. I think it was just after her first round double bagel drubbing by Safina at Garros, and she was so reticent and almost monosyllabic.

I think it takes a bit of time to feel at ease in that situation.
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Gratuitous snark from Mac about Laura at the start of the Pilchard SF.

"Nick Saviano had a decision to make: Robson or Bouchard. Where's Laura right now?"
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Gratuitous snark from Mac about Laura at the start of the Pilchard SF.

"Nick Saviano had a decision to make: Robson or Bouchard. Where's Laura right now?"
Wow, what a bitch. Surely coaching should be more about the challenge of making someone improve? Bouchard seems pretty self-sufficent, what's so satisfying about that?
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That was John McEnroe in case it wasn't clear. Sorry.
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That was John McEnroe in case it wasn't clear. Sorry.
Oh, I know you meant him. It was just a very bitchy thing to say, in my opinion.
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Gratuitous snark from Mac about Laura at the start of the Pilchard SF.

"Nick Saviano had a decision to make: Robson or Bouchard. Where's Laura right now?"
It's McEnroe. Last week he suggested to get rid of umpires. Best to just ignore him.
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Re: Laura Robson: The Silver Medal Years 2012-

He's also in favour of playing let cords on serve

Back to Laura, I can't help but think of her when I see Genie's success on the tour. I'm happy for Genie but she's baring the brunt of my frustration with just how different their year has been (unfair of me, I know). I still think Laura is a far superior talent and has more potential. Just goes to show what a solid mind set, hard work and a bit of luck can do to a player.

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Well I am fan of both,but I hope Genie's success motivates Laura rather than gets her down.Make her think that if she could do it,she can too.
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Re: Laura Robson: The Silver Medal Years 2012-

The news some of us have been waiting for: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ten...-Bouchard.html

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I really enjoy watching the 24-year-old – I commentated on her semi-final victory over fellow-Czech Lucie Šafářová on Thursday (and I’ll also be in the box for BBC Radio 5 live Live for Saturday’s match).

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He's also in favour of playing let cords on serve

Back to Laura, I can't help but think of her when I see Genie's success on the tour. I'm happy for Genie but she's baring the brunt of my frustration with just how different their year has been (unfair of me, I know). I still think Laura is a far superior talent and has more potential. Just goes to show what a solid mind set, hard work and a bit of luck can do to a player.
Laura and Genie kind of remind me Petra (lefty with big power but poor moving) and Vika (aggressive, takes the ball early but doesn't have huge power) respectively. I think Petra is a lot more talented than Vika but Vika has had a lot better career to this point.

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Catfight...

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...2-laura-robson
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Re: Laura Robson: The Silver Medal Years 2012-

the blog she wrote is pretty impartial and well done.
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What a stunning performance from Petra.

Did anyone watch?

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