View Full Version : Shenzhen R1: L. Robson def. E.G Hall 6-2 6-1

Dec 30th, 2012, 10:25 AM
Awful service game from both girls. 42% first serves, that's definitely gonna have to change for the next match. :help:
But Laura pulled it out in the end. :yeah:

Niculescu next...

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Dec 30th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Robson still needs to conquer her service problems ,but to win easily in spite of that is good.Niculescu will test her ,otherwise it's only an off form Jankovic in the way of a good run.

Dec 30th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Well done Laura, good start to the season. Good luck next round, it won't be easy!

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Dec 30th, 2012, 10:30 AM
43% 1st serve, as others have said, that'll need to change!

Dec 30th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Good job, I guess. :shrug:

She won't know how to handle Nicuelscu's junk though.

Dec 30th, 2012, 10:32 AM
At least she's starting the season with a win. GL next round Laura.

Dec 30th, 2012, 10:35 AM
Good start to new season Laura, well done.

Dec 30th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Guess serve percentage sucked but didn't seem to matter. That's a very dominant scoreline to start the new season. Good job Laura!

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Dec 30th, 2012, 10:38 AM
nice 1st victory of year

Dec 30th, 2012, 10:46 AM
1st game jitters.. :shrug:

GL Laura :cheer:

Dec 30th, 2012, 01:38 PM
niculescu is going to torture laura...

Dec 30th, 2012, 01:58 PM
Good start Laura.

Keep it up

Dec 30th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Nice win @beginning of season, Laura :)

Dec 30th, 2012, 03:04 PM
A win is a win, good start Laura :yeah:

Dec 30th, 2012, 03:30 PM
Saving some energy :yeah:

Dec 30th, 2012, 03:31 PM
Tomra Daleson picking up where she left off in China last time :yeah:

Dec 30th, 2012, 04:44 PM
A wins a win!

AND the scoreline is very nice looking :angel:

Dec 30th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Well, it looks like Laura's serving is as inconsistent as ever, though not serving many double faults is a good sign. Thankfully she was still able to pull out the win, but it would be good to see her serving better. She'll probably need all the easy points she can get against Niculescu.

Dec 30th, 2012, 05:02 PM
You don't need a serve against Monica, ask Venus.

Dec 30th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Venus Williams isn't Laura Robson though. I know very little about Niculescu, but if she's a player that's good at keeping balls in and able to make Laura move around and thus hit errors, she'll want as many short, clean points as possible.

Or alternatively, Niculescu's inability to hit winners and slow serve will result in Laura eating her alive with her ground strokes.

Dec 30th, 2012, 05:49 PM
This year is going to be Laura's year! Even a slam win is not impossible I think!

Dec 30th, 2012, 06:22 PM
I believe the conditions were quite windy though, which may have added to her serving woes.

Dec 30th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Good Luck, Laura all your hard work in Miami is going to help you! I hope Zelko is slicing forehands and backhands to Laura's forehand!

Dec 30th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Robson on the way to ... top 10 !

Dec 30th, 2012, 08:36 PM
Nice looking scoreline for Laura, and she'll take some confidence from that. This season will be so crucial for her.

Dec 30th, 2012, 11:11 PM
If Laura can figure out Niculescu's game fast, she should win. But idk I think Monica will be too much for Laura to handle. Guess we'll have to wait and see. Nice start though Laura!

Dec 30th, 2012, 11:14 PM
This year is going to be Laura's year! Even a slam win is not impossible I think!

Oh my god, lol.