View Full Version : WWW: Luxembourg R1: Laura Robson vs. Iveta Benesova

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:04 PM
It was inevitable...

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:08 PM
GL Laura u could do it ;)

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Depending on which Iveta shows up, this is a very beatable opponent for Laura.

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Damnit, i guess everyone was going to be hard in the tournament!

Good luck laura!

We are all cheering for you!!

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Battle of the lefties.
I say Laura in 3

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Iveta in 2 sets something like 6-4 6-4.

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:24 PM
come on Laura, your first REAL test!

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:28 PM
good luck Iveta.... kick this girl out! she didnt deserve this WC.... :p

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Iveta 2-6 7-5 6-1 ;)

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:40 PM
come on laura ,, u can do it :),,,

i thinl laura can win the battle of the lefties:)

Oct 18th, 2008, 07:36 PM
I can definitely see Iveta tanking this one if she gets down an early break to a 14-year old girl so it is critical that Laura gets off to a good start in this one.

Oct 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Iveta 6-3 2-6 6-4

Oct 18th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Iveta in 2 :D

Oct 18th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Laura in 3 :)

Oct 18th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Iveta 6-0;6-1 :D
the hype will be over :D

Oct 18th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Robson 6:0, 6:0. I mean, she`s a wonder kid, right?

Oct 18th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Benesova 6-4, 6-2

Oct 18th, 2008, 08:46 PM
iveta will cruise.

Oct 18th, 2008, 08:57 PM
I'm not sure about this match, 'cause Laura is very talented. But I just can't imagine that a girl from my age (I'm also 14) could win against a pro who is 42 in the rankings and played already like ten years on the tour. I think Laura doesn't have enough experience, so I think (and actually, I hope it too, 'cause Iveta is my favourite active player :angel:) Iveta will win in two, something like 7-5/6-2.

Cat's Pajamas
Oct 18th, 2008, 11:29 PM
If Iveta can play well it will be no conetest. However, she can get so bitchy and pathetic on court that a tank is more likely than not. :o

Oct 18th, 2008, 11:32 PM
Iveta 6-3 6-0

Oct 18th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Hmm, interesting! :) Come on Laura, you can do it!! (I don't suppose it will be on T.V...:sad:)

Miss Amor
Oct 18th, 2008, 11:36 PM
Iveta will win in straight sets..

Oct 18th, 2008, 11:36 PM
Laura 6-4 6-4. I see no reason why Laura can't win this match. This isn't clay.

Oct 18th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Iveta can win this in one hour or lose this in one hour. :tape:

She's far from her 100% form so everything is possible.

Oct 18th, 2008, 11:41 PM
As several posters have claimed, it depends on which Benesova shows up. If it's the good one, then Laura probably stands no chance. If it's the bad one, she could lose to pretty much anyone.

Oct 18th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Laura in 3 i reckon :) :) :)

i hope

Oct 18th, 2008, 11:45 PM
Laura is under-hyped and a good thing too. LOL at people trying to suggest that she is over-hyped if she doesn't beat Benesova.

Oct 19th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Iveta 6-1 6-2

Oct 19th, 2008, 02:50 AM
Time to face reality Benesova easliy Robson looks like she'll be good but she's not beating a top 50 player not right now

Oct 19th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Iveta can lose to anyone when she feels like it but hopefully she will turn up. She should want to end what has been quite a good year on a good note. She'll have a good chance to push for a top 30 ranking at the start of the year before she has to start defending points on clay and will probably drop out of the top 100 again :lol:

Oct 21st, 2008, 07:51 AM
Go Laura. You can do it! :)

Oct 21st, 2008, 08:39 AM
LMAO this shouldn't even be a question :o :help: :weirdo:

Benesova 6-2 6-2

Oct 21st, 2008, 09:12 AM
Robson has a lot of time. A heck of a lot of time actually.

I will be very disappointed if Iveta doesn't win this. Iveta also now has an outside chance of finishing the year as the Czech number one too which would be amazing so I hope she goes for it and finishes her season well.

Oct 21st, 2008, 09:19 AM
Whom Robson beat that 50% of people voting in this thread favour her over an experienced player like Benešová? Or is it just a wishful thinking?

Oct 21st, 2008, 09:38 AM
Stranger things have happened, but Iveta really should win this. I'm kind of surprised that this poll is so close. Nothing against Laura, but she is still inexperienced at this stage. I think Benesova in two.

Oct 21st, 2008, 09:46 AM
Robson has a chance against one of the game’s great headcases, but when Benesova turns up to play she can be awesome. And she certainly won’t want to lose against a 14 year old.

Oct 21st, 2008, 09:49 AM
I hope Laura could pull this out:)

The Tennis Head
Oct 21st, 2008, 09:56 AM
Iveta in straight sets. Laura will storm off court, lock herself in her bedroom and tell her mum that she hates her.



Oct 21st, 2008, 10:05 AM
People wondering why the poll is so close, isn't it obvious that it is biased :weirdo:
The Robson fans are all saying she will win

Oct 21st, 2008, 10:43 AM
I don't think anyone really expects Laura to win this. She has done brilliantly so far in her senior debut, beating two top 200 players and taking two others to three sets, but she has never played anyone in the top 50 before so this will be a really big challenge.

This wild card is more about giving Laura experience of this level of tournament and opponent - Benesova is just the sort of player that she could meet when she gets her wild card at Wimbledon next year, so it will be very useful for her to be 'blooded' at this level at this stage. She will be able to measure her progress and see what needs to be improved so that maybe next time she can win this sort of match.

Having said that, I agree with the posters who say that Benesova can lose to anyone on an off day and although she has had a really good comeback year and has kept the bad losses down, her last match was an embarrassing 6-1 6-1 mauling by Sofia Arvidsson and is definitely something to give the Robson camp hope.

So, a fascinating encounter in prospect, which could go either way. I would expect Benesova to win, though hopefully Laura will give a good account of herself.

Oct 21st, 2008, 11:48 AM
People wondering why the poll is so close, isn't it obvious that it is biased :weirdo:
The Robson fans are all saying she will win

There is no need to be so bitter because a British junior is doing so well. People have reason to vote for Laura as she already proved she is a big match player (at least in Juniors) and can perform under pressure. We all know Iveta isn't the most reliable player in the top 50 and can have days where she will lose to anyone. Laura is clearly keen to get her career going and will be looking to take advantage of anything.

Of course Iveta is the favourite but it wouldn't be totally out of the question (or even that surprising) if Laura were to win.

I vote [WC] Laura :rocker:

Oct 21st, 2008, 11:50 AM
well its 3-0* Laura already ;)

But I still say Iveta.

Oct 21st, 2008, 11:53 AM
Hoe can I watch this shit? Any livestreams? Respond quickly! :mad:

Oct 21st, 2008, 12:07 PM

you can watch it live here.

and damn. laura is really freakin impressive for 14. :bolt:

Oct 21st, 2008, 12:08 PM
LIVE STREAM Robson vs Benesova (http://www.justin.tv/ht745hwe7rh3)

In 1st set Laura and Iveta doubles team destroyed Iveta 6-1 :devil:

Oct 21st, 2008, 12:13 PM
will there be livestream for court 2 too?:drool:

Oct 21st, 2008, 12:52 PM
Iveta should win, but Laura is a talented girl so Iveta should play well to win

Oct 21st, 2008, 04:37 PM
Iveta won 1-6 6-2 6-3 :eek: Laura well done at getting a set ;)