View Full Version : Benesova def Robson 1-6 6-2 6-3

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:05 PM
:lol: :lol:

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:05 PM
Laura :hug::sad:

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:06 PM
Laura :( :sad: :(
Iveta woke up and played like herself instead of brainfarting in set1

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:06 PM
Good win for Iveta after she found her serve

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:08 PM
:woohoo: Iveta :yeah:

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:08 PM
Laura play some great shots ,Iveta woke up in the 2nd and 3rd,Laura start to make too many errors after then,But she took a set off :worship: GL In the future close though

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:08 PM
Oh Laura! you did so well in the first set. Chin up girl, there will be other chances!

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:10 PM
why couldnt she serve as in the first set the whole match?:lol: oh well good game, some promising stuff from laura with some very impressive winners coming from her forehand during that match. Next time....;)

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:11 PM
good fight laura

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:11 PM
good wta debur for Laura :). I expected Iveta to win easily, so the fact that she took a set of a top 50 player is a real bonus. Iveta seemed to find her serve in the second set, which was really letting her down in the first.

Take the positives from this Laura, it won't be long until you're beating these kinds of players with ease :yeah:

btw - it was 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 ;)

Miss Amor
Oct 21st, 2008, 01:11 PM
Her forehand is really good...needs to work a lot on other things.

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:12 PM
Aw...:sad: So close, Laura!

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:12 PM
Nice try for Laura:awww::hug:... Iveta was playing like shit in the first set, she couldn't keep 2 balls in play and she even hit 4 dfs in a row :o...nice regroup though ;)

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:15 PM
:lol: :lol:Would you dare saying what's so hilarious here? :confused:

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:17 PM
Next world number 1 :rocker2:

for your answer Derek

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:17 PM
Good try Laura :hug:

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:19 PM
Getting through the first round was always going to be tough, and she put in a decent effort.

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:21 PM
Iveta :)

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:23 PM
I like Laura's game. Lots of potential here. Would say her game right now mostly lacks proper footwork. Many points where she got caught a few feet in the baseline like she was hesitant to go to net but not ready to exchange some more shots in the rally. But stuff like that will come with time as she improves. Serve is decent enough, the forehand is already a pretty good weapon, and the backhand isnt half bad either. She hit some really good return winners also, I was mostly impressed with her timing, especially on the forehand. Should be exciting to follow her progress on the tour, Ill be rooting for her. :yeah:

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:26 PM
laura :hug:

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:33 PM
Would say her game right now mostly lacks proper footwork. Many points where she got caught a few feet in the baseline like she was hesitant to go to net but not ready to exchange some more shots in the rally.

Totally agree, i think when setting herself up for aggressive shots her footwork is actually pretty good. Its more at other times during rallies and especially defensively that needs improvement. That and id like her to see run down a few more lost causes. But hopefully that will all improve as stamina improves and she progesses physically.

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:34 PM
I like Laura's game. Lots of potential here. Would say her game right now mostly lacks proper footwork.
I've noticed this. She sometimes struggles returning powerful shots from wide areas of the court as a result.

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:34 PM
:sigh of relief:

Too bad I couldn't watch it.

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:45 PM
well done Iveta :D

Laura :hug: you have a great future.. :)

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:52 PM
TOP40 with big experience in her maybe best season is litle too much for 14yo WTA tour debut, but Laura played really good.

This 1994 girl is already better than any 1992 player (or atleast very close to be better). Her current height is about 170cm which means her final height will be about 180cm (over 175cm for sure), so her body will very soon much more suits to her aggressive style on court.

Oct 21st, 2008, 01:54 PM
I think Laura did extremely well and deserves a lot of praise. She showed that she can live with the top 50 and totally deserved her wild card. She is still very inexperienced but has shown her brilliant potential once again. I'm excited to see the next instalment, wherever that will be.

Oct 21st, 2008, 02:00 PM
Laura :sad: Well done for breadsticking her in the first set though :eek:

Tuesday 21st October 2008: Laura Robson makes WTA debut. Hopefully this is the start of a long and successful career.

Oct 21st, 2008, 02:19 PM
well done Iveta, 1 point for this girl....

now go to play challengers as others players :p

Oct 21st, 2008, 02:39 PM
Laura didn't quite look ready for that level of opponent. Once Iveta woke up it was all rather too easy. Expected more penetration on Laura's first serve but her serving seemed slightly too safe. The real problem is her movement isn't good enough to contest longer rallies at the moment, big spaces would appear for Iveta to strike easy winners into. Laura needs to keep the points short and take risks with her groundstrokes and her return of serve; her approach was sensible but she couldn't execute what was always going to be a high risk strategy.

Oct 21st, 2008, 02:39 PM
Well done Laura!! :) No disgrace in the result or the scoreline! One step at a time is perhaps better that the pressure that might come from really good results straight away.
Thanks to the tournament director for giving Laura this opportunity and Good Luck Laura for the future!! :D

Oct 21st, 2008, 03:35 PM
Iveta. :D :D :D

Oct 21st, 2008, 03:40 PM
Iveta :)

Laura :hug: good debut on WTA tour. She's only 14 so her time will come :)

Oct 21st, 2008, 03:58 PM
wait for the next season! ;)

Oct 21st, 2008, 05:20 PM
glad she beat that scrub in the end. :o

Oct 21st, 2008, 05:25 PM
Nice try :hug:

Yellow Moon
Oct 21st, 2008, 05:26 PM
nice awakening by Iveta, despite being robbed of a gp in the third. The young one only got a whifff from Iveta's 7 aces. Way to go, Iveta :drool:!

Oct 21st, 2008, 05:30 PM

Oct 21st, 2008, 05:32 PM
Good try, Laura :hug:

Oct 21st, 2008, 05:40 PM
A good effort for her WTA debut. :D Laura has so much potential and I like the fact that she doesn't seem to get overly nervous in these big situations. Taking a set off a Top 50 player is impressive. Laura will keep on improving and learn from this experience.

Check the BBC Sport (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7660640.stm) website for a very brief video interview with Laura (might be UK only) and some comments from Ana Ivanovic.

Oct 21st, 2008, 05:56 PM
Still not lost in straight sets yet.

cn ireland
Oct 21st, 2008, 06:17 PM
Well done to Laura for winning a set:yeah:. She exceeded my expectations for this match:)!

Oct 21st, 2008, 06:22 PM
nice fight Iveta :yeah:

Oct 21st, 2008, 06:23 PM
Well I expected that Laura would win one set at least,but anyway i am still surprised that she won first set 6-1! It is clear that she wasn't nervous,she played great in her first WTA event.Well done Laura,she is mentally very strong,she lost only for less experience.

Oct 21st, 2008, 06:27 PM
she was on BBC News :) now she shoud win Sunderland 10K (easily :tape:)

Oct 21st, 2008, 07:13 PM
Well ahead of schedule Laura. Keep up the good work.

Oct 21st, 2008, 08:18 PM
Didn't get to see any of the match, but to win a set 6-1 against a good top 50 player is really a great achievement for a 14 year old.

Oct 21st, 2008, 08:56 PM
Laura. :hug:

Great debut.

Oct 21st, 2008, 09:59 PM
now she shoud win Sunderland 10K (easily :tape:)
Recent performances certainly seem to suggest that she's well capable of competing strongly at this level, right now.