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:inlove:
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:07 PM
No thread? Ohmy

Your day will come Laura. :banana: Great effort, just too many double faults.
Dani...:tape::spit:

John.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:08 PM
Laura :sad: But great effort :yeah: DF's let her down at crucial times

Dani :help:

jamatthews
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:08 PM
Laura :hug:

monmonito
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:08 PM
yahooo!:bounce:

http://tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=382899

Temperenka
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:08 PM
Good try Laura :hug:

Plenty more chances to come!!!

Good work, Daniela. Keep it going :yeah:

2009
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:08 PM
lol, wow this thread was very late.
couldn't watch it but... what was it like?
man, robson could have pulled a big upset here.. shoulda taken her chances in the 2nd

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:08 PM
I'm absolutely delighted with Laura. She did a great job out there. She was unfortunate with DF's on big points :sad: Anyway, this girl has a bright future ahead of her :yeah:

mckyle.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:09 PM
Hantuchova bullshits her way through. Can't stand her.

Lose horribly next round.

*hingis_forever*
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:09 PM
Laura :hug: But what a great showing! I'm so proud of her!

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:09 PM
Thank GOd :o

Tim_Danielafan6
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:09 PM
only saw the first set, did daniela pick up any game or was it all robsons errors. Laura has great potential, shes just 15!, she'll have plenty of chances in the future

Some1
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:10 PM
Nice match Laura. Took a set from a top50 player :D

Good luck in the juniors ;)

Belmont Lad
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:10 PM
Terrible form Daniela :help: You looked like the 15 year junior for those first 2 sets. And what the hell has happened to Dani's first serve?!!!! She used to actually hit it with some pace....

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:10 PM
Laura double-faults it away :( :(

pesto
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:10 PM
Far too many unforced errors and DFs at vital moments from Laura. She seemed to get quite agitated after dropping serve in the third.

Still a reasonably promising debut.

tennisIlove09
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:11 PM
Nice showing. Tough opening match for Laura. Nice to see her show her promise. Laura should have tested Dani, and she did. Dani should have won, and she did.

s_j
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:11 PM
Despite the brain-freeze at the end of the second set and the consequent loss, it is quite clear that we really do have a new WTA prodigy and star in the making. Laura has a very solid ground game, with some great flourishes and flair, and a fantastic lefty serve. I think she's very impressive, especially from a British perspective! Admittedly, Hantuchova is nowhere near the form she was in 2 or 3 years ago but, still, for a recently-turned 15 year old British girl to really contend with a former world #5 in the first round of her very first ever Ladies' Wimbledon main draw match... it's pretty remarkable! For whatever reason, I found Hantuchova a real turn-off in this match. It's a shame Laura couldn't win (she was a set and a break up), but she's barely out of nappies so her time will come. She's got a great career ahead of her. Laura - you've won many fans, I'm sure! :):bounce:

LeonHart
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:12 PM
Laura choked it away...simple as that. Two d-faults to give Daniela the set and one to give the match away.

Slutiana
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:12 PM
That was HILARIOUS. :hysteric: Dani. Laura gave herself justice :bowdown: But Dani was horrible. :hysteric:

I kept on flicking between Maria-Kutuzova and this match and the gulf in quality and intensity was MASSIVE.

:inlove:
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:13 PM
ZeroSOFInfinity must have been offline. :speakles:

HRHoliviasmith
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:13 PM
awww Laura, your time will come. :hug:

Nalla
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:13 PM
Laura was really good in the first set :) Too many DF, but in the 1st i thought she served really well. She impresess me more than Daniela. If Daniela is to play like this.. she will be out in the next round.

s_j
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:13 PM
By the way, Laura won the first set 6-3, not 6-4.

Craig.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:14 PM
Dani :spit:

Laura :hug: Good effort.

illusyve
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:14 PM
Daniela was really hopeless for the first set and a half at returning Robson's lefty serve. She barely held for 5-4 second set, but Robson really gifted her the set with two DFs.

The last set Daniela was playing a lot better... if she got in a first serve, there were some beautiful winners. She also seemed to have figured out Robson's serve by that point.

Ironic that Robson gifted the second set, the third set break, and the match with DFs, but solid effort from her. She will be big in the next couple of years.

Rafito.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:14 PM
YAYA, Go Dani.

rockstar
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:14 PM
ZeroSOFInfinity must have been offline. :speakles:

:spit:
yes, i'm glad i'm not the only who thinks he loves to start new threads

Nikkiri
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:16 PM
Nice try Laura :sad: :awww:

She has a bright future :)

Renalicious
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:16 PM
Good work Dani. :D

Not the best of scorelines but this was always gonna be a tough matchup considering the British crowd. Oh God, I could just imagine them rooting for Robson like crazy, and Dani on the verge of breaking down from all the non-support. :o :lol:

Duramont
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:16 PM
Well done on turning it around Daniela :bounce:

First set was just horrible from Dani. :o In 2nd and 3d set she served alot better and took profit from Robson's DFs on BPs.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:17 PM
Unlucky Laura :(

Please improve for the next round Dani ;)

SVK
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:17 PM
I´m happy, that Daniela won, no matter how score or how play it was, i expected problems...she had problems with Oudin or with Sevastova this year

bad_angel_109
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:17 PM
woohoo dani! nice comeback in the 2nd set. coz seriously, omfg if a 26yr old (who's been on the tour for 10 yrs) loss to an inexperienced (in terms of playing in the seniors/womens' comp opposed to the juniors') 15yr old :tape: if that situation occured, omfg.

some great shots and play making from (aussie) londoner robson tho. cant wait for anouther couple more years for her to develop and mature her game more, she's gonna be someone to watch definitely ;)

some of my caps
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3430/87484389.jpg
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4900/13157524.jpg
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/479/53109461.jpg

améliemomo
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:17 PM
laura has a huge talent,I was hoping her to win that match but she still needs some work to put on in her game,such as havin a more consistent serve and find a way to mix it up a bit. That's a specific surface there.Net skills are huge advantage nowadays with that stéreotypical tennis the tour is plenty of..She's still so young. Good effort though.:hug::yeah:

CloudAtlas
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:17 PM
Laura led 6-3 3-2 with BP to take it to 4-2 :tape:

young_gunner913
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:18 PM
had to do it the hard way? :lol:

NyCPsU
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:18 PM
I dont understand what happened to Daniela's serve. Its soooo attackable these days, its like she isnt even trying to hit it hard at all. Pretty poor performance, I think the occasion got to both players though, just a very awkward match from both.

It wasnt all that bad, Daniela had more winners than errors however. :shrug:

mandy7
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:19 PM
As expected, Daniela fucking around in the 1st. Sucking it up early in the 2nd, then wakes up, and wins in the end after an easy 3rd set :)

:yeah:

Lord Choc Ice
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:20 PM
Laura, nice try. Seems like a sweetie. :D

She'll save the WTA in the future. I think between her and Michelle Larcher De Brito you have a good future rivalry. :)

Juanes
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:21 PM
well done Daniela... good luck in R2!! ;)

Ciarán
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:22 PM
Laura has a bright future for sure:)

Rui.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:23 PM
Laura double faulted on Dani's SP in the second set and MP on the third. I also read that she double faulted on the mp vs Michelle in Liverpool. :tape:

Dani :yeah:

Rising Sun
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:23 PM
Laura :banghead:

The Daviator
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:24 PM
Robson's serve will be amazing in a few years, Hantuchova was pretty poor I thought.

martinahfan
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:25 PM
Please britisch media stop to compar laura robson at martina hingis , because martina win this 1 match in slam at 14 years and 3 motnhs at A O 1994 and laura no match win in wtatour at 15 year 5 months lol martina is the one

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:26 PM
Anyone else creeped out by Nigel Sears:scared:

Well Dani if the first set wasnt there you played average. Im angry it took you 2 sets to read Laura's ball toss and serve.

AndreConrad
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:26 PM
Congrats Daniela :yeah:
Laura good effort :hug:

Derek.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:27 PM
Wtf, Daniela. :unsure:

Good fight, Laura. :hug:

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:30 PM
Laura led 6-3 3-2 with BP to take it to 4-2 :tape:

umm i think Laura was up a break at *3-2 in the second.. but Daniela broke back to make it 3 all

Dandy_Warhol
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:31 PM
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9704/exhale.gif
Dani, you really just have to do things the hard way huh? :o


Laura, wasted opportunity. improve your serve please. your time will come, babe :hug:

Si_Hi
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:34 PM
daniela:( you scared the crap out of me:rolleyes:
but well, winning is everything, no matter what score it is:lol:

wth, now the british have 2 new henmans

bandabou
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:34 PM
So Laura has a bit of df'itis on the big points?! I hope she's hitting them long and not into the net.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:35 PM
Hantuchova bullshits her way through. Can't stand her.

Lose horribly next round.

speaking of bullshitting her way through lets move on to court 1

Fantasy Hero
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:35 PM
:hug: to Laura, you will become a really good player (finally girl who can get to the net and play nice volleys!) but today Dinara was stronger...

Vincey!
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:36 PM
really nice play by Laura! Too bad she served so many dfs :sad:

Williamsser
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:37 PM
Laura :sad:

Tipp
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:37 PM
Daniela...

http://i41.tinypic.com/xe20zq.gif

FORZA SARITA
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:37 PM
:hug: to Laura, you will become a really good player (finally girl who can get to the net and play nice volleys!) but today Dinara was stronger...

:spit:

Dave.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:47 PM
Very good performance from Laura early on, shame she didn't win but overall she should be very pleased with that as a Grand Slam debut.

Props to Dani for fighting through. Must have been very difficult to play seeing her long-time coach in her opponent's box considering Nigel Sears knows everything about her.

Iceland
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:03 PM
Very similar stuff to Kristina's match against Schnyder in the AO. Two big prospects looking good to create the upset but eventually losing because of wrong shots at the wrong times. This is why they're still a bit junior. Laura missed a couple of returns when she should have broken and served these DFs to go down a break. Same things happened to Kiki, two DFs to lose the 2nd set! Such a shame because they were both the one who dictated the games with great shots.

I really like watching those two girls. They are both so talented, having such a good serve. Kiki has firepower & Laura amazing angles and a very fluent tennis.

Daniela played like shit. Her serve is off and her mental toughness is as high as Petrova.

Play_Suspended
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:04 PM
Very good performance by Laura! Played the big points well in the first half of the match, then the dfs and errors crept in a bit more (and Dani picked her game up). Seeing as i thought she would get crushed, very impressed with her performance, great signs for the future. Again dealt with the pressure incredibly.

Keegan
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:05 PM
:sad: Second time on the main tour, and once again she loses in three sets :sad:. Good luck for the future Laura! :D

KanSuke
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:06 PM
:lol: I really thought she was gonna lose it. But ohh well :inlove:

Alizé Molik
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:21 PM
Dani always looks so disinterested at the start of matches, like the first set she just sorts out what's going on and then eventually starts actually paying attention and trying to win.

Steff_forever
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:21 PM
Dani was lucky to have met a newbie on the other side of the net. She'd lost it in 2 then.
But congrats Daniela for pulling it out !
Laura is the hope for the Brits, hope she gets experienced soon. She's got a gorgeous career ahead of her I guess... :hatoff:

pfew Daniela :hug:

Langers
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:45 PM
Hantuchova bullshits her way through. Can't stand her.

Lose horribly next round.
:lol: :worship:

Robson was up a set and a break, disappointing.

markdelaney
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:50 PM
Typical of Brits to celebrate losing. Hantuchova was there for the taking. It doesn't matter if you're 15 or 35... when you're a set and a break up against someone who isn't playing well then you should finish the job off. It isn't like Hantuchova started playing superbly either.

homogenius
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:53 PM
I left after the first set and really thought she wa son her way out.I dunno how she managed to win but well done.

InsideOut.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:54 PM
I'm a new fan of Laura :D Such a great talent! Pity that she choked, but it was a great effort :hug: One day she'll be winning these matches in the second week of Wimbledon :hug:

Dani :worship: Well done for pulling through

helio_c
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:59 PM
daniela please play better :unsure:

Igor_Biscan
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:02 PM
Very impressed by Robson. She already has a great serve, she just needs to keep tuning the rest of her game and she will be a superstar. She seems to have a good aggressive mindset too.

Hazel
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:05 PM
Typical of Brits to celebrate losing. Hantuchova was there for the taking. It doesn't matter if you're 15 or 35... when you're a set and a break up against someone who isn't playing well then you should finish the job off. It isn't like Hantuchova started playing superbly either.

:rolleyes:There's a difference between celebrating and commenting that she did better than expected. Plus, many seasoned champions lose matches when up a set and a break. All credit to her or anyone who at 15 can go out and play under the spotlight at a major like Wimbledon.

shirley
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:07 PM
Laura did well. I was impressed

ZAK
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:10 PM
Very similar stuff to Kristina's match against Schnyder in the AO. Two big prospects looking good to create the upset but eventually losing because of wrong shots at the wrong times. This is why they're still a bit junior. Laura missed a couple of returns when she should have broken and served these DFs to go down a break. Same things happened to Kiki, two DFs to lose the 2nd set! Such a shame because they were both the one who dictated the games with great shots.

I really like watching those two girls. They are both so talented, having such a good serve. Kiki has firepower & Laura amazing angles and a very fluent tennis.

Daniela played like shit. Her serve is off and her mental toughness is as high as Petrova.

I agree with you. I like Robson and Mladenovic so much because not only do they have great games for juniors, they look like they'll really translate well to the pro tour. I think their games are better to watch and more interesting then most of the current top players

Iceland
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:37 PM
I agree with you. I like Robson and Mladenovic so much because not only do they have great games for juniors, they look like they'll really translate well to the pro tour. I think their games are better to watch and more interesting then most of the current top players
Definitely! Way more creative than all the Wozniacki and Cibulkova of the world. Finally young prospects who know how to serve.

scheele
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:40 PM
It was a great match to watch. I thought laura was gonna take it in two but it wasn't to be. Good luck to daniela for the rest of the comp and good luck to laura for the juniors.

Ellery
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:41 PM
Laura :hug:

Daniela :yeah:

Noctis
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:51 PM
Laura So close! :bigcry: :tears: :sad: Up 63 *32 Gp couldn't convert :(
It was my fault I lefted you at that point :tears:

Congrats Dani But lose to Jie Now.

DiscoStick
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:54 PM
Hantuchova bullshits her way through. Can't stand her.

Lose horribly next round.

Says a Wozniak fan. Have you seen her serve? Wait, it ain't even a serve, it's just a starting point :lol:

Richie's
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:58 PM
Daniela was too stressed on court... So many [brainless] UE's.... She will be a different person if she want to beat Zheng.

DiscoStick
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:03 PM
Anyway, good turnaround Daniela. Can't believe you had trouble, but Robson played well. She'll have her time...

KournikovaFan91
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:07 PM
The amount of double faults reminded me of Kournikova's matches :rolleyes:


A very tough draw for Dani, she meets Zheng next and the possibly Tanasugarn, then Serena :o Tough draw.

Dodoboy.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:11 PM
Tough luck!

Looks like it was competitive, couple of missed chances and i can only imagine the frenzy on Court 2 after the second set!

Robsonmania has the potential to overtake Murraymania - if only it could pick up steam quickly :lol:
Good showing :yeah: Better luck next yeah :D


ALSO!!!

Who is Chloe Murphy? Another british prospect i read about today. Apparently funded by Martina Navratilova :speakles:

Sammm
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:16 PM
Anyone see the post- match interview? Laura is so modest and funny :yeah:

Christinawww
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:18 PM
Laura's coach is Sears? Good luck then!

KournikovaFan91
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:21 PM
Chloe Murphy I know someone with that name :p

Lol anyway she sounds in some way of Irish descent we need to get her to defect, you owe us for Claire Curran :p

darkangel23
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:21 PM
Dani :yeah:


Laura :hug:
You'll be back strong and proved that you are very talented!

Wintermute
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:45 PM
Laura :hug: Great effort on your debut. Sounds like if she can just get those few jitters on the big points under control she'll be walking away with a win in this type of match. Very promising.

Daniela - sort yourself out. This is supposed to be your favourite surface.

Lunaris
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:07 PM
Robson the future GOAT according to this thread. :worship:

Marshmallow
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:11 PM
She was wiping the floor with Hantuchova til being up a set and a break. I was actually starting to feel sorry for Daniela too - she was looking all fraile. Shame Laura choked it away and let Daniela off the hook :lol:

Juanes
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:04 PM
anyway if Robson played solid, you should confirm now... that Daniela is solid player.... :p

Amukinado
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:13 PM
Laura :worship:

At 15 and performing already like this, she'll be something in the future. :D

ZAK
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:35 PM
Her interview: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/8113384.stm . Robson's just so fun

Horizon
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:35 PM
Daniela says she sees herself in Robson when she was 15 :awww:

I see it too actually.

Great effort Laura :yeah: These matches are great for experience, and that's what let you down today :hug:

cn ireland
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:35 PM
Good effort Laura:)!

Definitely one to watch in the future!!

Dawson.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:53 PM
When I walked into the grounds of Wimbledon today (after queuing for 3 hours :mad:) this was the first result I saw on the huge drawsheet by the enrance. Initially I was disappointed, seeing as though she took the first set and seemed to lose a close second. Then I just had to remind myself of the situation and what I actually expected from this match. I said in another thread that I would be thrilled with 5 games, lets alone a set. Yes Laura may not have played the bg points well (I’ve yet to watch the match in full), but I’m sure that will come in time. I really believe Laura is the real deal, junior results are almost irrelevant to her as she’s proven that she plays well in big occasions such as this. Well done Laura, tremendous effort. :yeah:

The Dawntreader
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:20 AM
She sure is ...

Ms Robson is a very likeable young lady.

Don't change or don't let them try to change you.

And once again, great effort today :yeah:

:unsure:

Sorry viewers, i'm in a wicked mood today:lol:

The Dawntreader
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:30 AM
I like my English Roses older .... a lot older.

:inlove:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/05/rugby_union_grandstand0_meet_the_team/img/2.jpg

Well, old is key here:lol:

Nah, Robson just reminds me of some girls i used to go t school with.

' I shop at Selfridges all the time. MY parents say if you've got it, flaunt it.'

Those kind of girls:lol:

The Dawntreader
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:38 AM
Your lucky I couldn't google a glamorous Virginia Wade pic :kiss: :hearts:

I guess Robson has a fearlessness about her play which is endearing.

Still early days though for the Great Brit WTA hope.

Or Ann Jones? Really push out the sex appeal:lol:

I'm dubious about Robson. The mean spirited ogre i am;)

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:46 AM
robson should have had it in 2, got angry with herself and let it get away. hantuchova didnt do much.

btw does robson sound english or australian? its been bugging me :lol: if shes aussie it wont be like shes proper british, like with rusedski

Natash.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:03 AM
Robson sounds English to me :lol: She's adorable.

"Stalkerr!" :lol: :spit: Cute interview.

DiscoStick
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:08 AM
Robson def sounds British to me...

matty
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:34 AM
Good work Dani. :D

Not the best of scorelines but this was always gonna be a tough matchup considering the British crowd. Oh God, I could just imagine them rooting for Robson like crazy, and Dani on the verge of breaking down from all the non-support. :o :lol:

So true--she is so sensitive and gets so nervous and with the British crowd cheering on Robson, she's lucky she got through. I still think there's hope for Dani--she just has to fix her brain.

matty
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:38 AM
Dani was lucky to have met a newbie on the other side of the net. She'd lost it in 2 then.
But congrats Daniela for pulling it out !
Laura is the hope for the Brits, hope she gets experienced soon. She's got a gorgeous career ahead of her I guess... :hatoff:

pfew Daniela :hug:

Not necessarily--that newbie had a huge crowd behind her--I'm sure Hantuchova was more nervous playing the great British hope than if she was playing a non-British player.

bad_angel_109
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:52 AM
all in all it was a tight, good match :)