Laura plays Samantha Crawford in the first round. It's a rare occurence for her to face someone younger than her, especially in such a big event so she may feel the pressure from that, but she should definitely win.
I'm really happy that Maria seems to like Laura, I LOVE both and can't be happier with her practicing with her again. Laura can gain a lot by hitting with someone like Maria who hits it so hard. And Maria also gets to practice returning lefty serve so it's a win win
I go through life like a Karate Kid - Britney Spears
Laura's match today is on Court 4 so unfortunately no stream.
She'll also play doubles with Peer. First match vs Lisicki/Peng.
And happy for the practice with Maria as I'm a fan of both.
I hope Laura benefits from it and Maria probably needs practice against leftys as she's playing one first round and she has the potential meeting with Kvitova. I'm not surprised that Maria has respect for Laura's game after their matches.
Well. that match sure was something. Shouldn't have gone to a second set tiebreak really. Laura Fumbled 4 break points and basically gifted Crawford a break. But she won, and that's the important thing.