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*hingis_forever*
Dec 22nd, 2006, 03:02 AM
I'd say she's pretty deserving of her own thread as the 12s winner of the Eddier Herr International. She is in the semis of the 12s Orange Bowl and faces her rival Jessica Ren also of Britain. May the best girl win! :D

*hingis_forever*
Dec 22nd, 2006, 08:36 PM
Laura lost 46 61 75 to Jessica! :sad: Great effort though Laura and it's good to see these two Brits really just dominating their age group! :D

*hingis_forever*
Dec 23rd, 2006, 10:40 PM
Laura didn't play her match for 3rd/4th place so she just conceded third place to Michelle Dandik, whom she beat in straight sets at the Eddie Herr a couple weeks ago! :sad:

Monica_Rules
Dec 24th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Another good tournament for Laura. Hopefully we will see her play some ITF junior events in 2007 and start the long journey.

WIMBY
Dec 24th, 2006, 08:15 PM
Good for GB Girls tennis, well done :)

*hingis_forever*
May 28th, 2007, 07:54 PM
Laura is making her ITF junior debut in Sweden this week and is in the final round of qualifying after an easy 60 60 win! Go Laura! Make this debut special! ;)

*hingis_forever*
May 30th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Laura won her first round match 64 61! :worship:

Monica_Rules
May 31st, 2007, 11:50 AM
Well Done Laura. Keep going girl.

Wonder if she'll come to the UK to play the 2 grade 5's and one grade 4over the summer. She could even play the 2 irish grade 's aswell.

*hingis_forever*
Jun 1st, 2007, 07:03 AM
Laura's into the quarterfinal after a 64 63 win! :D Her first tournament and a already a quarterfinal! :bounce: She has a tough match next though against the number 1 seed Magnusson. It would be great though if she could win! Go Laura! :)

*hingis_forever*
Jun 1st, 2007, 06:16 PM
Laura lost her quarterfinal match 64 36 64! :sad: Great debut and good effort against a player who had made back to back grade 5 finals, winning one of them! Keep this up and you'll be winning junior Wimbledon this year! :p

*hingis_forever*
Nov 29th, 2007, 12:27 AM
I think this thread is ready to get going seriously as Laura has been a star this year as the highest ranked 1994 player in the ITF junior rankings at 301! She is currently playing in the Eddie Herr International in the 14s division as the #1 seed! She is through to the round of 16 after 2 comprehensive wins. She faces the in-form Yulia Putintseva for a spot in the quarterfinal! Laura should win seeing as she's older and has been in such good form but Putintseva did just win a grade 1 under 14 event in Russia beating none other than Daria Gavrilova in the final! Keep it up Laura and make it back-to-back titles here in Florida!

*hingis_forever*
Dec 1st, 2007, 05:52 PM
Laura is through to the final after beating Jacqueline Crawford 61 60 in the semis. She faces Monica Puig in the finals and will be a heavy favourite to win it all! Go Laura! :bounce:

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 1st, 2007, 05:54 PM
this girl is a legend :banana:

Monica_Rules
Dec 1st, 2007, 06:30 PM
Well Done Laura. Win the title:)

*hingis_forever*
Dec 2nd, 2007, 06:53 PM
Congratulations to the 2007 Eddie Herr 14s champion 60 46 64 over Monica Puig! :worhsip: :bounce: :woohoo:

WIMBY
Dec 2nd, 2007, 10:39 PM
:woohoo:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 3rd, 2007, 02:41 PM
well done Laura on the Eddie Herr 14's ;) :woohoo: ;)

*hingis_forever*
Jan 25th, 2008, 12:14 AM
*bump*

Laura is currently playing a grade 1 event in Czech Republic and is through to the quarterfinal after destroying Monika Tumova 62 60! She has a very exciting quarterfinal match against Zarina Diyas who has been in awesome form as well! Laura is currently ranked 187 in the junior rankings which is awesome considering she just turned 14! :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 1st, 2008, 02:42 PM
Laura thru to semis of the 2008 Les Petits 14's
cant wait to see her play myself.

*hingis_forever*
Feb 1st, 2008, 03:01 PM
Laura thru to semis of the 2008 Les Petits 14's
cant wait to see her play myself.
Are you going to Tarbes? If so you better give a thorough report on Laura, especially after she destroys Gavrilova in the final! :p

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 1st, 2008, 08:46 PM
Are you going to Tarbes? If so you better give a thorough report on Laura, especially after she destroys Gavrilova in the final! :p

if only...... being married has a downside too....miss out on too much tennis :help::sad:

*hingis_forever*
Feb 2nd, 2008, 08:47 PM
Laura is in the final after a 76(7) 60 win over Kolar. Her opponent in the final... Daria Gavrilova! Should be a great match!

Iceland
Feb 6th, 2008, 10:40 AM
I saw the second set on the final on ES. Laura has such a great game!!!! She is very complete & mature for her age, I think. She has good grounstrokes, not as powerful as Daria's but she can find much depth & nice angles on her forehand. I like the way she constructs her rallies, playing very long to finish at the net. Her first serve is just excellent, much variety & power :yeah:. I honestly think she is a better player that Gavrilova who is a mix of Sharapova (with some aggressive shots) & Smashnova (she always hit moonballs in defense! :o). She has more skills & plays smarter.
What made the difference is first, the fact that Daria seemed much fresher than Laura & then the frustration Laura felt because of very close calls which favoured Gavrilova. She hit too many doublefault as well. She completely lost her concentration from 3/3 to the end.
She was very sad when she received the finalist trophy :awww:.

Good luck Laura in your next matches :hug:. She is definitely one of those players that willl bring something to the tour.

jamatthews
Feb 6th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Thanks for the report.

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 6th, 2008, 03:37 PM
thanx for the report

Nouf says he will upload the match.

Natash.
Feb 9th, 2008, 12:37 PM
I saw a bit of the second set on youtube and I mostly agree with Iceland.

She looked so frustrated near the end of the match. :hug:

I like Daria's style of play as well. :)

I want to see the full match. :hearts:

Natash.
Feb 24th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Lost 6-3 6-3 to Daria again in the European Cup. :sad: :hug:

*hingis_forever*
Apr 7th, 2008, 02:44 AM
Laura is back playing again this week at a grade 2 in France on clay. However, the draw is very strong. In the first round she faces WC Nathalie Mohn, who is ranked in the 500s in the WTA! If she wins that she faces #1 seed Ana Bogdan! :scared: Give it your best Laura! :bounce:

Natash.
Apr 7th, 2008, 10:22 PM
She won! :hearts: Great win! :eek: 7-6 in the third.

*hingis_forever*
Apr 7th, 2008, 10:30 PM
She won! :hearts: Great win! :eek: 7-6 in the third.
Yes, it was a great win for Laura! I think she can beat Bogdan but she will have to play really well! Go Laura! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:02 AM
Laura lost to Bogdan 75 46 64! :sad: But what a great effort against the #10 junior in the world! :eek:

wales1994
Apr 14th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Shes in France again this week 1st round numa 3 seed:eek:
she could win it though

gwd luck laura

*hingis_forever*
May 13th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Laura is through to the round of 16 at a grade 1 event in Italy this week after wins over Monika Tumova 62 60 and Paula Ormaechea 63 62! If she can win her next match she'll be top 100! :D

*hingis_forever*
May 15th, 2008, 01:22 AM
Laura beat Rompies 76(5) 75 and with it should enter the top 100! :bounce: Congrats Laura and good luck in the quarters against Cindy Chala!

wales1994
May 15th, 2008, 05:28 PM
:bounce: well done laura such great talent and still only 14 :eek:

i think she should play a few womens tournies this year like get WC into qualies 4 the DFS classic, wimby nd eastbourne :lick:;)

*hingis_forever*
May 16th, 2008, 01:03 AM
Laura beat Chala 75 01 ret. and is through to the semis to face Isabella Holland! You can do it Laura!

Natash.
May 16th, 2008, 01:04 AM
Nice win, Laura. Shame Cindy had to retire but good luck against Isabella!

serenus_2k8
May 16th, 2008, 12:06 PM
:woohoo: Thats great to here :D

*hingis_forever*
May 16th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Laura is through to the final after thrashing Isabella Holland 62 60! :worship:

JAMESYBABY!
May 16th, 2008, 10:02 PM
:eek:,, wow !!! stunning,, shes our hope for the furtur:D

wales1994
May 17th, 2008, 10:02 AM
:eek: well done robson :worship:

shes doing so well at the age of 14]

hopefully shell play a few womens tournies :wavey:

Europe rocks
May 17th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Lost to the Aussie-Brit Konta in the final :sad: Great week for Laura though and into the top 100 juniors :)

Natash.
May 17th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Laura. :hug:

Monica_Rules
May 18th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Laura is moving along niceley. Maybe next year she'll be a major contendor for the junior grandlams.

wales1994
May 19th, 2008, 06:19 PM
:woohoo: well done laura world numba 87# :worship:

*hingis_forever*
May 19th, 2008, 06:54 PM
She's actually 83, not 87. ;)

Monica_Rules
May 19th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Laura:) And playing a grade a this week. 2 wins would see her gain points.

wales1994
May 20th, 2008, 04:56 PM
She's actually 83, not 87. ;)

sorry :lol:

*hingis_forever*
May 20th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Laura d. Chernyakova 64 63! :yeah:
Next up is Nicole Riner which will be tough!

*hingis_forever*
May 21st, 2008, 03:48 PM
Laura wins again, this time in an epic fight 57 75 76(5) over Nicole Riner! This is a fabulous win considering Riner won a challenger tournament at the end of last year! :bounce:

wales1994
May 21st, 2008, 05:19 PM
:bounce: well done robson :bounce:

another career high next week this is great just b4 wimbledon

will she b in the French Open:worship:

*hingis_forever*
May 22nd, 2008, 06:40 PM
Laura's into the quarters with a 61 64 win over Bartnik! :yeah: Next up is Bojana Jovanovski. Come on Laura! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
May 23rd, 2008, 05:29 PM
Laura lost against Jovanovski 76 64! :sad: Great week though Laura and great effort against a top 10 player! :D

TheBoiledEgg
May 23rd, 2008, 05:34 PM
tough loss Laura :( :sad:

Laura, cant wait till she starts playing ITFs. she should have played 1 or 2 already this yr.

*hingis_forever*
May 23rd, 2008, 05:58 PM
tough loss Laura :( :sad:

Laura, cant wait till she starts playing ITFs. she should have played 1 or 2 already this yr.
Maybe she's hoping to get a wildcard into Eastbourne and take the field by storm to win the title! :p

wales1994
May 23rd, 2008, 09:32 PM
Maybe she's hoping to get a wildcard into Eastbourne and take the field by storm to win the title! :p
:worship: yep

but she should get a WC into the qualies at wimby, eastbourne and birminghsm ;)

so good luck robson :)

Monica_Rules
May 24th, 2008, 02:40 PM
I'm taking now she'll only play grade 1's and A's in juniors so that maybe means we will see in in some ITF events this summer and into autumn. Would be good to see her get a senior ranking this year.

Europe rocks
May 25th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Nice to see Laura coming on well over the last few weeks. Hope she can keep up the motivation and good play

wales1994
May 28th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Laura on new career high of #60 :worship::bounce::woohoo:

serenus_2k8
May 31st, 2008, 08:59 PM
Where are the junior rankings?

wales1994
Jun 1st, 2008, 12:16 PM
Where are the junior rankings?

on the itf junior wesite

ptitnavet
Jun 4th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Do you think Laura can have a WCQ for Wimbledon senior draw?

eagles07
Jun 8th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Lauras Playing Wimbledon Wildcard Play-off :D

wales1994
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:19 AM
when does the play off start?

lovethegame
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:32 AM
Do you have a list of the play-off's? Or where do i find it?

Natash.
Jun 9th, 2008, 02:00 AM
Good luck, Laura. :hearts: :)

*hingis_forever*
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Laura is in the Wimbledon pre-qualifying draw and beat Olivia Scarfi in the first round 62 57 61. In the second round she faces Naomi Broady. Go Laura! :bounce:

Europe rocks
Jun 10th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Congrats Laura :)

47eggs
Jun 11th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Laura lost to Naomi :sad: no official score as of yet

Jade Curtis also lost :sad:

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 18th, 2008, 10:39 PM
http://www.lta.org.uk/PhotoGallery/The%20International%20Womens%20Open/2008%20-%20Day%202,%20Juniors/Laura%20Robson.jpg

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 18th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Eastbourne Junior Event
Laura Robson defeated Nadia Lalami and Jessy Rompies in the round-robin stages....

Laura :)

wales1994
Jun 19th, 2008, 09:11 PM
where do u get info 4rm?

*hingis_forever*
Jun 20th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Laura beat Orlik 61 64 in the final! Congrats Laura! :worship:

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 20th, 2008, 10:52 PM
She is mega talented !

*hingis_forever*
Jun 23rd, 2008, 06:47 PM
Laura is into the third round of Roehampton after defeating Martina Borecka 63 61 and Mallory Burdette 61 60! She gets a shot at revenge against Konta next.

*hingis_forever*
Jun 24th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Laura battled past Konta 62 67(5) 76(5) and will face Broady in the quarters. Great fighting Laura and good luck against Broady! :D

*hingis_forever*
Jun 25th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Laura beat Broady 61 62! :eek: :worship: She faces Kristina Mladenovic in the semis! Good luck Laura!

wales1994
Jun 25th, 2008, 05:17 PM
:woohoo: cant wait to see her at wimbledon juniors!

*hingis_forever*
Jun 26th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Laura beat Mladenovic 64 63 and faces Oudin in the final. Laura :yeah:

wales1994
Jun 26th, 2008, 03:25 PM
OMG :eek: she is going to be top 10 by the end of the year in juniors ;)

good luck against oudin

Natash.
Jun 27th, 2008, 06:34 AM
Amazing Laura. :eek: :woohoo:

*hingis_forever*
Jun 27th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Laura lost in the final to Oudin 57 62 62. :sad: But a great effort winning a set against the world #2.

wales1994
Jun 27th, 2008, 06:20 PM
she should be a top 20 junior by the end of the year :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 29th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Now for Wimbledon...

I think with Roehampton points added she should rise to around 35/36 in the junior rankings.

Well done Laura ;)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 29th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Wimbledon

Singles
R1: Laura Robson vs. Irina Begu

Laura would face the top seed Melanie Oudin in the second round if she and Oudin win their 1st rounds.

Doubles
R1: Robson/Hogenkamp vs. Linhova/Luknarova

C'mon Laura, I hope she gets on TV...

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 29th, 2008, 02:02 PM
I created a website for Laura's tennis

http://www.freewebs.com/laura-robson/

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 29th, 2008, 04:27 PM
WOW! omg tht page is amazin,, great job :p

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 29th, 2008, 09:33 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/27/article-1030093-01C5B71700000578-414_468x549.jpg

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 30th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Wimbledon R1: Robson d. Gurrachi 6-0 6-4 ;)

*hingis_forever*
Jun 30th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Laura :yeah:

*hingis_forever*
Jun 30th, 2008, 08:04 PM
I just realized three of the four semifinalists from Roehampton are in the same section: Laura, Oudin and Kerkhove! It's not fair! :p

*hingis_forever*
Jul 1st, 2008, 02:53 PM
Laura beat Oudin 61 63! :eek: :worship:
Good luck against either Berlinecke or Kerkhove! :D

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 1st, 2008, 03:00 PM
just awesome Laura ;) :woohoo: :D :)
keep on going now Laura ;)

wish i was down at Wimby this yr
they got to put Laura on a showcourt tomorrow, she's more worthy than all those feeble overaged fatties

Iceland
Jul 1st, 2008, 03:13 PM
Fantastic, I wouldn't have expected such a beatdown!!! :yeah: What did she do to improve so quickly in the previous months?!!?! Oudin is not only a junior player, her WTA rank is quite high as well, so it's definitely an awesome win for her. She shouldn't have problems to advance more in the tournament now!

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 1st, 2008, 03:54 PM
Fantastic, I wouldn't have expected such a beatdown!!! :yeah: What did she do to improve so quickly in the previous months?!!?! Oudin is not only a junior player, her WTA rank is quite high as well, so it's definitely an awesome win for her. She shouldn't have problems to advance more in the tournament now!

I know she has a new coach

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 1st, 2008, 03:54 PM
Laura beat Oudin 61 63! :eek: :worship:
Good luck against either Berlinecke or Kerkhove! :D

Laura amazing :D

serenus_2k8
Jul 1st, 2008, 04:37 PM
Thats insane! I am SOOO pleased to see a Brit jr doing really well!!!

Natash.
Jul 1st, 2008, 05:58 PM
:eek: :speakles: Great job, Laura! She's going to go really far now.Tough match against Kerkhove.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 1st, 2008, 08:47 PM
Laura Robson def. Melanie Oudin 6‑1, 6‑3

Q. What was the difference between last week and this week?

LAURA ROBSON: I think since I lost last week, I like knew how to play her almost because I knew what she was going to do when she started losing and stuff.

So this time I just stayed with my game plan a lot more.

Q. You were born in Australia?

LAURA ROBSON: Yes.

Q. Why did the family move to Britain?

LAURA ROBSON: Because I moved to Singapore when I was about 18 months old for my dad's work, and for the same reason we moved to England.

Q. What is his career?

LAURA ROBSON: I'm not actually that sure. He works at Shell.

Q. You said you knew what she was going to do when she was losing. What did you mean by that?

LAURA ROBSON: Last week I won the first set and she started hitting a lot more defensive shots, slice, attacking her forehand just when I would hit it like half a meter short.

So this time I was ready for that. And then, yeah.

Q. What pleased you most about your attacking game today?

LAURA ROBSON: I don't know. It was just really consistent. And then I served a lot better than last week, as well.

Q. Watching your match with John Evert, and he was saying, This girl reminds me of somebody. I said, Could it be Chris Evert? He said, Yes. She reminds me a lot of my sister, the way she moves around the court. Do you find that an impressive compliment?

LAURA ROBSON: Yes, it's quite nice. I think everyone would like to be compared to her because she was like so good. That's really nice of him.

Q. You are living in England now or are you based in Florida?

LAURA ROBSON: No, I live in London. I live in Wimbledon, actually, about five minute's walk away. So I walked here this morning, and I train at the national center.

Q. How was the atmosphere on Court 7 for you? Quite a few people around.

LAURA ROBSON: It was really good. There were like so many people supporting me, lots of British fans, so it was just a really good atmosphere.

Q. Have you found a difference that people are becoming aware of you?

LAURA ROBSON: Well, I think there was a couple people that watched me yesterday as well that came to watch again today.

Q. What do you think the key was to winning? Do you think it was your backhand down the line?

LAURA ROBSON: I don't know. I think I was just really focused and I knew what I had to do to win, so I just kept on doing that.

Q. Is Olga Morozova coaching you?

LAURA ROBSON: No. She used to, and I'm coached by a Dutch person, Martijn Bok.

Q. At one time was she coaching you?

LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, last year for a period she was coaching me.

Q. It was very hot out there, so hot that one of the fans fainted. You barely seemed to break a sweat.

LAURA ROBSON: Well, I've been to Florida and all these hot places, so I'm used to the weather quite a bit.

Q. You're doing a lot of fitness training as well?

LAURA ROBSON: I do about an hour a day, at least.

Q. What were you more nervous about, the match or coming in here?

LAURA ROBSON: I think it's pretty even, yeah (smiling).

Q. Obviously now people are going to start to know you and want to talk to you and find out about you. Are you prepared for everything that will come?

LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, I mean, it's part of the process really. Like moving from juniors to seniors you start getting more attention.

Q. Have you talked to anyone about that, about how to handle things?

LAURA ROBSON: I've had a slight bit of media training. So the more I do it, the more confident I'm getting with it.

Q. Who is giving you the media training?

LAURA ROBSON: Well, I just had a few discussions with a Sky Sports reporter. They were helping me with what I should be saying and what I shouldn't.

Q. You won the Eddie Herr tournaments?

LAURA ROBSON: Yes, 14s.

Q. Did you go to the Orange Bowl also?

LAURA ROBSON: Yes.

Q. What category did you play there?

LAURA ROBSON: 14s, and then I lost in the Round of 16.

Q. What is your plan going forward now? Are you going to aim full stretch for the US Open juniors?

LAURA ROBSON: I won't be able to play US Open juniors because I'm only allowed a certain number of tournaments this year.

So if I want to play Australian Open and the lead‑up tournaments for that I won't be able to play.

Q. Is that because of your age?

LAURA ROBSON: Yes.

Q. Any possibility for an exception?

LAURA ROBSON: I don't know. I haven't really looked into it that much.

Q. Were you surprised you were able to break her in that last game?

LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, I knew if I just kept returning well, and even if I didn't win that game, I knew that I could be able to serve it out. So there wasn't really any pressure to win that game, and I think that's why I returned that well.

Q. Was there a player you enjoyed watching that influenced the way you play?

LAURA ROBSON: Not really. I just try to play my own game. I used to watch Hingis a lot. I liked the way she played because it was so smart. I try to bring that into my tennis a bit, but it's just really my own game.

Q. Have you played any pro tournaments yet?

LAURA ROBSON: No. I turned 14 in January. At the end of this year I'm going to start playing 10,000s, 25,000s.

Q. Are you aware of the last great British woman player?

LAURA ROBSON: I believe that was Virginia Wade or someone quite a long time ago.


http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2008-07-01/200807011214928443140.html

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 1st, 2008, 09:09 PM
Laura's interview :) :)

her piece on BBC was pretty good too
she comes across very well :)

*hingis_forever*
Jul 1st, 2008, 09:19 PM
Nice interview from Laura and she admires Hingis! :D

Natash.
Jul 1st, 2008, 10:02 PM
Carries herself quite well for a girl so young. :)

wales1994
Jul 2nd, 2008, 04:46 PM
I was there when she was playing i was watching it all i was sitting by nigel sears

But i was v.impressed by laura big serves, bi groundstrokes and oudin was playing well this was a great win!

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 2nd, 2008, 06:47 PM
www.freewebs.com/laura-robson/apps/videos

some low quality videos

Natash.
Jul 2nd, 2008, 06:53 PM
Laura has a lot of potential. Such a natural. Lesley played quite well and maybe should have taken the first set but Laura played great tennis. Serving well. About 11 aces.

*hingis_forever*
Jul 2nd, 2008, 06:54 PM
Laura won 76(6) 75! :woohoo: She saved a couple set points on her serve at 4-5 in the second set! Keep it up Laura!

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 2nd, 2008, 07:54 PM
the videos are up on my website, I warn you they are quite short and not good quality

Europe rocks
Jul 2nd, 2008, 09:51 PM
Congrats Laura :kiss:

Escape
Jul 2nd, 2008, 10:34 PM
Well done Laura :yeah:

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 2nd, 2008, 10:58 PM
wow! im so impressed by her, i still cant beliver she is ONLY 14 ,, she will be ready for the tour within a few year ( bout 16)

her serve is great,, her forehand is amazin,, drive volley is stunning :D

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 3rd, 2008, 05:07 PM
Laura kicked ass :cool:

7/5 6/4 :D absolutly fab :cool:

keep going great shot at the final :D

ALLLEEZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wintermute
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:29 PM
L. Robson Interview
Thursday, 3 July 2008

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_03_robson_132_actionImages_a_couldridge.jpg

Laura Robson def. Bojana Jovanovski, 7 5, 6 4

Q. How are you feeling?
LAURA ROBSON: A bit nervous being in here again.

But, yeah, for my match, it was interesting. I mean, my coach said, as well, not a good idea to go a break down in both sets, but the crowd loved it, so...

Q. So you like creating drama, do you?
LAURA ROBSON: No, I wouldn't say I like it. But, yeah, it seems to happen.

Q. You did very well to recover against I think maybe the toughest player you've played so far. She had a very big serve. What were your tactics today?
LAURA ROBSON: I think her backhand was weaker than her forehand, so I just tried to go to that corner more often. And then attacking her second serve, as well.

Q. Are you getting more comfortable, not just in this environment, but also on court with lots of people watching you, being in a big stage?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, slightly more comfortable. It's still quite nerve wracking, but I'm getting used to it now.

Q. You got this far without dropping a set. That must be very satisfying.
LAURA ROBSON: I think it's been pretty close matches anyway, though. So I don't really think that dropping a set would make any difference.

Q. You're very vocal with yourself when you're playing. Do you consider yourself sort of an emotional player?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah (smiling). I've tried to work on that quite a bit, like quieting down a lot. It's just a bit of a habit, so we're trying to change it.

Q. Where would you like to be in about 18 months' time? What is sort of your plan, your schedule?
LAURA ROBSON: Well, juniors, I'm looking to be more top 10, and then at the end of this year I'll start playing Senior Tournament. Hopefully get a world ranking. So top 500 would be nice.

Q. Senior when you're, what, 15 then?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah.

Q. That doesn't scare you at all?
LAURA ROBSON: Not really.

Q. Can you tell us a little bit about your interests outside of tennis, what you like to do when you're not on the court.
LAURA ROBSON: I don't really have that much free time anyway. I used to do horse riding. Then I can play the saxophone, as well, so...

Q. What do you play on the saxophone?
LAURA ROBSON: Just theme tunes, yeah. Just general stuff.

Q. Any in particular?
LAURA ROBSON: The Simpson's.

Q. You're not modeling yourself on Lisa Simpson, are you?
LAURA ROBSON: No, no (smiling).

Q. How important are your family? Your mother was obviously there shouting encouragement from the sides.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, she can get quite vocal sometimes. She's just there for supporting. And then my brother's watched me this week for the first time in about four years. He's enjoying it as well.

Q. Did you know that Virginia Wade was also watching you yesterday?
LAURA ROBSON: I didn't, actually. I think if someone would have told me about that that I would have got slightly more nervous. It's probably good that no one told me.

Q. Can you remember the first time you were aware of Wimbledon, maybe when you were little, seeing it on tele?
LAURA ROBSON: Probably the first year we moved to England, when I was about six. I moved here in the summer, so we spent the whole summer watching it.

And then it was just like so big, so traditional and everything. So it was really nice to play it.

Q. Any particular players or matches that you remember?
LAURA ROBSON: Uhm, not really. My memory's not great, but definitely Hingis playing. That was probably one of the biggest things I saw.

Q. She's kind of one of your role models, I guess?
LAURA ROBSON: I practiced with her for a week in her home in Switzerland, so I know her quite well. Watching her matches is always good.

Q. Two more matches between you and the championship here. Do you think you can do it?
LAURA ROBSON: I'd like to. I think tomorrow's gonna be a really tough match again. I'm just going to take it match by match really. If I can win tomorrow, then that would be amazing.
But just not get ahead of myself.

Q. But beating the top seed must give you a tremendous amount of confidence.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah. I think there's a lot of other good players, as well, though, so...

Q. How far did you think you'd get this year?
LAURA ROBSON: Definitely not semis, so that's pretty good that I've done that.

But I was looking for third round, quarters. So semis is really, really good.

Q. Is it a bit strange being with everyone older than you, all the people playing are older than you? You're the youngest person in the draw.
LAURA ROBSON: I don't think it really matters how old I am. Because I've been playing the same girls since the start of the year, so I'm used to playing them.

Q. So you're not daunted by the fact you're playing 17s and 18s?
LAURA ROBSON: Not really.

Q. What would you say is the strongest part of your game and also the weakest?
LAURA ROBSON: I've improved my serve a lot, so I think that's becoming one of my strongest points. And then I'm working a lot on my movement, so that's probably one of the weakest points.

Q. Does tennis feel almost like a full time job already for you?
LAURA ROBSON: Pretty much. I mean, I'm at the national center just about every day. If I'm not there, then I'm traveling at tournaments or something. It's a full time job.

Q. How much time do you spend on your schooling? I understand you do school from home.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, I do about three or four hours a day, then tutoring as well. So I'm doing GCSEs a year early next year.

Q. How many subjects are you doing?
LAURA ROBSON: Four, and then two more in the year after.

Q. What are your best subjects?
LAURA ROBSON: Not many (smiling). I would say the maths definitely isn't a strong point, but English I'm okay on.

Q. Do you think once you get to GCSEs you'll sort of call it a day, or could you imagine going further?
LAURA ROBSON: I think I'll probably do something else, so if I ever get injured or anything in tennis I'll always have a backup.

Q. How important is it to do the kind of things that other girls your age are doing away from obviously being really serious about your tennis, like going to the cinema or doing that other 14 year old girls might be doing?
LAURA ROBSON: I still get to do that, maybe just not as often as other 14 year olds. But I still have a bit of a life.

Q. Listening to music? What sort of things do you do to relax and get away from tennis?
LAURA ROBSON: iPod's definitely a big part of that. Films. I have my whole DVD collection, which is ginormous, that I always take with me to tournaments.

Q. What is your most frequently played song at the moment?
LAURA ROBSON: I've got about 50, so I don't think I can name any of them.

Q. You think we wouldn't have heard of them?
LAURA ROBSON: I'm sure you would have (laughter). But, yeah, I've got so many.

Q. I remember Martina Hingis winning the French junior championship when she was 12 years old. I was there that year. Then of course she came onto the Pro Tour very young. Only one person was younger than she was when she first won Wimbledon in the history of the game. When you were training, did you talk to her about her early days, starting off very young? Did that crop up at all?
LAURA ROBSON: She said that when she played it was quite a different game because she could win on just playing smart. But I think now you have to be a lot stronger than she was and also just yeah, I think now's a different game to when she played.

Q. She never had a big serve. I think that was possibly one of the few things she lacked. She had to be pretty smart with that. From what I've seen of you, you have a very good first serve, haven't you?
LAURA ROBSON: Uhm, yeah, I guess so (laughter).

Q. Which is a tremendous advantage, obviously, because a lot of people wished Martina had a very good first serve. Would have been made life easier for her, especially playing the Williams sisters as often as she did.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah.

Q. Are your friends all very impressed with your achievements, school friends, friends outside of tennis?
LAURA ROBSON: Away from tennis?

Q. Yes.
LAURA ROBSON: They're quite impressed. I mean, I came off court today and I had about 25 text messages, all from them, saying they were all watching on BBC. So I'm getting a lot of support from that.

Q. Is it a bit scary to have your matches on BBC?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah. I'm watching what I say, as well, because yesterday I made a comment which I shouldn't have about how I thought one of the umpires wasn't really seeing that well (smiling).

Yeah, so... And then I got a couple texts after the match saying, Yeah, Laura, I don't think you should have said that. So I have to watch what I say a bit more.

Q. You have to be a quick learner. Seems like you're being bombarded by new experiences here.
LAURA ROBSON: A bit. I'm going to have to get used to it in the future anyway. So it's good to do that now.

Q. If you could pick a junior title to win, any title, would it be here?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, definitely, 'cause this is like my home tournament, my local tournament, seeing as I live five minutes away. But definitely Wimbledon because it's the most traditional as well.

Q. How much of a support have your family been? I think you've got quite a sporty family, haven't you? How much support have they given you over the years?
LAURA ROBSON: A lot. I mean, my biggest supporting team ever. They're like so good now. And then my sister, who's at university in Australia, has come over here to watch me play. Then my cousin's here. They're just really good.

wimbledon.org (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2008-07-03/200807031215104604484.html)

FORZA SARITA
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:37 PM
Go Laura:kiss:

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:40 PM
im glad she has decided to play seniors by the end of the year :D

i want he rto get a wimbledon wild card next year!

Natash.
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:44 PM
She has the game and the personality. :hearts: Well played against Bojana today.

sharapovarulz1
Jul 3rd, 2008, 08:45 PM
Well done Laura! :D

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:04 PM
Laura :)

wales1994
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:09 PM
Can u omagine what it would be like if she won!

sharapovarulz1
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:39 PM
Can u omagine what it would be like if she won!

Amazing :worship:

Escape
Jul 3rd, 2008, 10:20 PM
Congrats Laura :D
Good luck in the SF

Monica_Rules
Jul 3rd, 2008, 11:49 PM
Great stuff Laura. She looks like she is the real deal.

How weird will it be after about 25 years to have a brit competing at the top end of the game? If that endrs up happening? It will almost be wrong.

nicky-j-c
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Robson Leads Tabakova 4-2 first set :D

nicky-j-c
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:44 PM
First Set 6-2. Playing very good indeed, serving well...but in fairness Tabakova seems to be on self-destruct!

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 12:59 PM
yes she's playing so well
Held serve so good
Keep going baby

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:00 PM
1-2 so far

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:03 PM
great return of serve
deuce

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:08 PM
2-3

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:19 PM
4-3

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:23 PM
df

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:28 PM
come laura

30-alll

5-4

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:28 PM
40-30

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:28 PM
deuce yess
great return

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:30 PM
yes out

deuce

crowd shouting

Cat123
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:31 PM
Underarm ace from her opponent. :eek: Sneaky bitch! :lol: Gamesmanship, I don't like this girl! And her shreiking is reminding me of Ivanovic who I certainly don't like!

C'mon Laura!

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:31 PM
great return yess

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:31 PM
Come on Laura

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:32 PM
5-5

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:34 PM
30-30

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:36 PM
come on laura

6-5

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:37 PM
15-15

great shot come on

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:39 PM
she's so good now
deuce

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:40 PM
match point come on take it please

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:40 PM
gsm yesssssssssssssssssssss

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:41 PM
Gsm
6-2 7-5

Destiny
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:41 PM
gREAT MATCH FULL OF TENSION

Derek.
Jul 4th, 2008, 02:16 PM
Fantastic tournament from Laura so far. :bowdown:

I hope she wins the title!

Mforensic
Jul 4th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Amazing! Into the final!

Natash.
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Laura. :worship: Patchy performance but that was to be expected as Romana also upped her level. Win it please :hearts:

Maryamator
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:43 PM
awesome:worship:
i've been following her since the begining of the tournament, i love the interviews:)
good luck in the final:rocker2:

Europe rocks
Jul 4th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Congrats Laura, excellent work. Still can't believe she is only 14, plus the fact if she does find a way past her Thai opponent in the final, she should be in line for a Wimbledon wildcard :)

Tennis-Chick
Jul 4th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Well done Laura!! great match, I really love her game! :worship:

Wintermute
Jul 4th, 2008, 06:07 PM
L. Robson interview
Friday, 4 July 2008

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_03_robson_134_prosport_b_queenborough.jpg

Laura Robson def.Romana Tabakova 6-2, 7-5

Q. Can we get the underhand serve out of the way first. How surprised were you by it?
LAURA ROBSON: That was the first time I've ever seen that in my life. But it worked, so fair play to her. But I don't think the crowd liked it very much.

Q. Must have shown how much you were getting to her that she would resort to such a tactic.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, for me, after that point, I was just thinking, if she's that desperate, I must be in a good situation.

Q. You roared through the first set in 27 minutes. You must have been feeling very good about yourself.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, and then at the end of the first set she took a toilet break. She obviously got it back together again, so the second set was much tougher.

Q. Have you signed autographs before?
LAURA ROBSON: I played an under-14 tournament in France this year, and there was about 2000 people watching the final of that. So I've had that experience before, but there were still quite a few today.

Q. Do you know how to sign the first time? Did you have an idea in your head how to sign an autograph?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, kind of. You just put your little signature there.

Q. Some people do it really quickly.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, I haven't mastered that quite yet (smiling).

Q. Every day this week seems to have been like a personal best performance from you. Does it feel that way?
LAURA ROBSON: I think my second-round match was definitely the best because I knew that if I didn't play as well as I did, then I probably would have had a different result. But I'm just playing as well as I can and then trying to keep my cool all the time, and that's paying off.

Q. Can you sum up how it feels to get into a Wimbledon final?
LAURA ROBSON: Really, really good (smiling). It's just an overwhelming experience. There were so many people watching me today. The crowd and the support is really, really good.

Q. Did you have any indication of the severity of her injury?
LAURA ROBSON: Not really. I didn't really look to see what the physio was doing. But she just said to the referee that she had cramps.

Q. I read somewhere that you were in Switzerland with Martina Hingis. Could you tell us something more about that.
LAURA ROBSON: I went there quite a while ago, about two years ago, so I can't really remember much. But I just remember her mum was like really, really professional and you got there a half an hour before practice. I think that helped a lot, because I started to realize what I needed to do to become better.

Q. Does it worry you that you're 14 and already being billed as the future of English tennis.
LAURA ROBSON: I try not to think about it too much. But it's nice in a way 'cause that means that everyone's thinking you are really good. So I'll take it as a compliment really.

Q. One of the nice things about watching you is you don't resort to the grunt for every groundstroke. Do you shun it because you don't like the practice, or is it because you haven't learned how to do it yet?
LAURA ROBSON: No, I don't think I'll ever do it. Because I think when people do do it, it is off-putting and they do do it on purpose. I didn't really want to get into that.

Q. I was wondering what your yellow wristband says.
LAURA ROBSON: It's just a charity. It's encouraging kids in third world countries to play sports.

Q. How has it been for your mum?
LAURA ROBSON: My mum and the rest of my family have been the best support team ever. They were on TV yesterday. The camera focusing in on them. My brother actually winked at the camera, so that was slightly embarrassing. Yeah, he was just enjoying it as well.

Q. What will it be like for the final?
LAURA ROBSON: I can imagine my mum being pretty nervous, but my dad is just really calm. He's the calm person of the family.
Q. How about you?
LAURA ROBSON: I think I will be quite nervous, but I'm just gonna try to put that in the back of my head.

Q. Do you know much about your opponent?
LAURA ROBSON: Not really. I played the Eastbourne Invitational event with her two weeks ago. She seemed like a pretty good player then, but I really haven't seen much of her matches this week.

Q. What will you do to prepare? Look at back tapes?
LAURA ROBSON: Not really. I'll just play my own game, and then if the first set or something doesn't go well tomorrow then I'll have to change it.

Q. After you got the break back in the second set, following her treatment, you continued to go for some big shots, which here and there seemed risky. Do you have any recollection of how you were playing at that time?
LAURA ROBSON: I think going for winners was kind of what I was trying to do. I think staying in a rally with her wouldn't have been a really good idea because she had a really strong backhand. But I just kind of went for everything, and it did work, so...

Q. What do you hope to have achieved by this time next year?
LAURA ROBSON: I'm not sure really. I mean, I'd like to be playing seniors. And then if I win tomorrow I'll get the wild card obviously. But that would be really good. But I'll just see what happens.

Q. I suppose a lot of people say they've been surprised with how you've done this week. As you look back at the week, people who follow junior tennis more, your results have been very good over the last six months. Have you been surprised with your run to the final?
LAURA ROBSON: I didn't think I would get to the final at the start of the week. I've had some good results in the past three or four months, so it was kind of expected, just not this soon, I think.

Q. What are you going to do tonight to stay calm and prepare for tomorrow's match?
LAURA ROBSON: Just my usual routines. Having dinner at home and then not really doing much in the evening. Then tomorrow I'm really looking forward because I get to pick out a dress and stuff for the champions ball.

Q. Do you know which court you're on yet?
LAURA ROBSON: No, I don't actually. I remember last year they played the girl's final on Court 2, so maybe they'll put me on that court.

Q. When will you be buying your dress?
LAURA ROBSON: I don't know. I'll go have a look everywhere.

Q. Oxford Street?
LAURA ROBSON: I think we'll have a really good look around all the places to find one.

Q. How would you describe your dress sense, your style?
LAURA ROBSON: I'm looking for something a bit simple. I remember last year Jankovic wore a bright pink dress. I don't think I'll be going down that route. Yeah, just something simple, I guess.

Q. Do you have a favorite store?
LAURA ROBSON: I'm quite a big Abercrombie fan, because when I go to America I stack up on that a lot. Just anything like really.

Q. Any particular color maybe?
LAURA ROBSON: I like blue.

Q. Who will you be going to the ball with?
LAURA ROBSON: I don't know.

Q. You haven't got your eye on anybody?
LAURA ROBSON: No. Apart from Safin.

Q. You seem very calm and cool under pressure. Are you feeling it deep down?
LAURA ROBSON: In the big points today I started getting really nervous, especially in the second set. I started playing a lot tighter and my forehand wasn't going as well as I would have hoped. But that's just what I have to put in the back of my mind really and then keep playing.

Q. Could you tell us about some of your favorite foods and your diet.
LAURA ROBSON: I have to watch what I eat quite a lot with the nutrition. We have a nutritionist at Roehampton who helps me quite a lot, and so I put all the right vitamins and all that in.

Q. Do you have a favorite meal?
LAURA ROBSON: Uhm, I like pizza, but I don't really get to have it that often.

Q. Just a comment on your left-handedness. You seem to be getting quite a few aces, serves in today. Do you feel that's an advantage of a left hand over a right hand, especially on grass?
LAURA ROBSON: I think on grass, because it's a lot easier for me to slice. But I guess my serve is just what I've improved. So aces are kind of normal.

Q. How will it feel for you tomorrow when you walk in through the gates as a finalist? What will that moment mean to you?
LAURA ROBSON: A lot. I mean, it's undescribable (sic), the feeling, with so many people watching. I've got so many supporters, as well. So I'm just going to try to play the best that I can.

wimbledon.org (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2008-07-04/200807041215182797843.html)

swordfire
Jul 4th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Totally think she can win this. Good luck tomorrow!

Play_Suspended
Jul 4th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Scheduled for court 1 tomorrow, should be interesting, very big arena for both girls. C'mon laura!

Dave.
Jul 4th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Laura is really impressive. I love her game and her real composure, so glad she dealt with Tobakova and her underarm serving and screaming! :bowdown: Good luck to her tommorow on court 1 :eek:

and I love how well spoken she is :hearts:

Tennis-Chick
Jul 4th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Just saw an interview with her on tv, she is really down-to-earth and well spoken aswell. She has a great mental attitude, especially after that underarm serve she thought to herself that it was because her opponent didn't know what else to do :worship:

She has good taste in Safin! :lol:

Tennis-Chick
Jul 4th, 2008, 08:09 PM
L. Robson interview
[I]Friday, 4 July 2008

Q. Do you have a favorite store?
LAURA ROBSON: I'm quite a big Abercrombie fan, because when I go to America I stack up on that a lot. Just anything like really.


Good taste again :worship:

sharapovarulz1
Jul 4th, 2008, 08:21 PM
:worship:LAURA:worship:

Just caught her match and interview on TV she has such an amazing game and for her to keep her composure after that under arm serve :fiery::mad:

Such a lovely girl with so much confidence and a great sense of humour :D

I know which final I will be watching tomorrow and it will be on court 1! Come on Laura :worship::worship::worship:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 4th, 2008, 09:32 PM
great Laura will be on #1 tomorrow
such a great day, c'mon Laura you can do it.

hope BBC are doing it on both stations, so its not on BBCi as you cant tape it :o

Iceland
Jul 4th, 2008, 09:37 PM
God, Laura :worship:! Wish I could see how improved she is! Seriously I would have never thought that she would reach a GS final while she is only 14! Fantastic achievement, but I hope she keeps working as hard as she is. I'm relieved to hear that she is down to earth, an essential quality for an early riser!

Europe rocks
Jul 4th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Laura :kiss: Amazing week for you, keep up the excellent work. Nice to see she is still down to earth, but good luck to her trying to pull Safin!

Cat123
Jul 4th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Hands off chick, Marat's mine ;)

:hug: That interview's lovely, and I watched the clip on the BBC website. She's charming, down to earth. I hope she does well tomorrow.

Natash.
Jul 4th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Amazing talent and great personality. :) :worship:

And no, Marat is mine. :ras: :angel:

Europe rocks
Jul 4th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Let's be thankful she hasn't been drawn in by a certain Mr Stepanek :scared:

Cat123
Jul 4th, 2008, 10:24 PM
:tape: Don't even joke about it! :lol:

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 4th, 2008, 10:49 PM
im such a fan of hers now!
she really is a great lass!

she reminds me of henin on court,, very clam and collected,, summit bout her reminds me of henin!!!

which is good cuase henin is amazin !

really think she has a chance tomoz,, i hope she doesnt get to nervous!

go laura:D

dybbuk
Jul 4th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Congrats Laura! :banana: She has a really bright future if she keeps her head. :cool:

Natash.
Jul 4th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Let's be thankful she hasn't been drawn in by a certain Mr Stepanek :scared:

:lol: :scared:

sunsfuns
Jul 4th, 2008, 11:52 PM
Let's be thankful she hasn't been drawn in by a certain Mr Stepanek :scared:

She doesn't understand yet the allure of Mr Stepanek ;):lol:

Cat123
Jul 5th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Few do. ;)

Tripp
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:10 AM
I just watched a couple of interviews given by this girl and I'm amazed at how naturally she seems to be taking all the fuzz surrounding her. I'm yet to see her play, so let's hope she'll keep up with my expectations ;)

Tripp
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:13 AM
The british media seems a bit abusive, though. It's like they're expecting her to become a pro at 14 years old :tape:

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:14 AM
great Laura will be on #1 tomorrow
such a great day, c'mon Laura you can do it.

hope BBC are doing it on both stations, so its not on BBCi as you cant tape it :o

I have no problem taping BBCi on Freeview and Sky....

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:40 AM
Comon Laura Today

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:47 AM
I have no problem taping BBCi on Freeview and Sky....

i meant Sky + it

wales1994
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:55 AM
i can't wait to see her win the final ;)

hopefully this is a bright start to a sunny career

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Good luck today Laura :D Keep calm and don't let them nerves get in, just play how you have all tournament and it's yours for the taking! :D

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:25 AM
im glad alot more people are posting here :D

:woohoo:

i cant wait for laura to play seniors by the end of ther year,, she should gets some good results!

Destiny
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Come on Laura i s beleive she can do it

Vamos Lass Vamos :banana:

Maryamator
Jul 5th, 2008, 11:03 AM
loved the interview;)
good luck today:)

Wintermute
Jul 5th, 2008, 11:37 AM
great Laura will be on #1 tomorrow

Have they ever put a junior final on a stadium court before? I'm sure it will be an amazing experience for both finalists. I wonder if they've let them practice on it this morning.

Anyway Laura will be very well supported. I hope she goes out there and enjoys herself and plays really well. Good luck! :)

FORZA SARITA
Jul 5th, 2008, 12:11 PM
nice interview,take the title now:bounce:

Kutuzova
Jul 5th, 2008, 12:39 PM
gooo Laura!

Natash.
Jul 5th, 2008, 03:33 PM
The british media seems a bit abusive, though. It's like they're expecting her to become a pro at 14 years old :tape:

I really hope the pressure doesn't become too much for her. But she seems like she has a good head on her shoulders.

FORZA SARITA
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:32 PM
won the 1st set 6-3:worship:

Destiny
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Yes lil baby come on baby

FORZA SARITA
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:37 PM
she won:hearts:

Derek.
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:45 PM
6-3 3-6 6-1. :worship:

She started off well for the first set and a half (up 6-3 3*-2), then started making too many errors and lost the 2nd set.

But she stayed tough and played great in the 3rd set. :yeah:

Well done, Laura on being the 2008 Wimbledon Girls' Singles Champion! :banana:

May the success for her not stop here. ;)

Ksenia.
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Hey there :wavey: I'm a new fan of Laura :worship:

Natash.
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Amazing last two weeks, Laura. :worship: Such a natural. She's a lovely person as well.

Wimbledon Ball now. :hearts: :woohoo:

Petkorazzi
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:50 PM
;)

Tennis-Chick
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Great match from Laura!! I loved the interview after :hearts:
Marat turned her down :awww:

Natash.
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Great match from Laura!! I loved the interview after :hearts:
Marat turned her down :awww:

:haha: :lol: Marat.

Dave.
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Laura :woohoo: I love her! 14 y/o wimbledon junior champ :worship:

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:57 PM
:worship:Simply Amazing:worship:

Wow what a win for Laura, she played some breath taking tennis :eek: Some of them shots even the top players find hard to pull off!

What a great interview afterwards she had me laughing like mad, this is the start of something brilliant! :D:D:D

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Hey there :wavey: I'm a new fan of Laura :worship:

:wavey: I think you will be the first of many! :D

dybbuk
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Congrats, Laura! She has so much talent. I adore her forehand. She has a really bright future, and has such a winning personality. :hearts:

kolan
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Congrats, Laura! She has so much talent. I adore her forehand. She has a really bright future, and has such a winning personality. :hearts:

well said :yeah: she is extremely talented and has such a cool head. she played a great match today :D

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:03 PM
shes absolutly amazin!,, she will be playing itf events soon,, and will hopfully win a few matchs:D:D:D:D:D

so happpyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Temperenka
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:04 PM
I just saw Laura in her post-match interview and fell in love with her. She is such a funny, intelligent, quick-witted and talented girl. Good luck Laura!

Natash.
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:11 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f9/fullj.dd74ba0dfe12c1fd7bbe0f2adf205a8f/dd74ba0dfe12c1fd7bbe0f2adf205a8f-getty-tennis-gbr-wimbledon.jpg

:awww:

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Thanks Natash :D What a gorgeous picture avatar me thinks lol

Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Amazing :worship: :worship:

Congratulations Laura :bounce:


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Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:25 PM
:worship: :worship:


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Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:27 PM
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Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:28 PM
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Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:29 PM
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Kutuzova
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:29 PM
great job laura!!!

Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:32 PM
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Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:35 PM
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Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:36 PM
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Nederlander RUS
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:38 PM
great job, Laura!!!! :)

Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:38 PM
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TheBoiledEgg
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:45 PM
congrats Laura ;) :woohoo: :D :)
well deserved title ;) :D

amazing play in the end :)
hope she fixes that 2nd serve.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Laura's post match interview

http://rapidshare.com/files/12736765..._interview.mpg (http://rapidshare.com/files/127367659/laura_interview.mpg)

Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 06:54 PM
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Derek.
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Great pictures. :hearts:

Wintermute
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Thanks for all the pics.

It's the first full match of Laura's that I've watched and I was deeply impressed. She hit some stunning shots for someone of her age, particularly in the first game of the third set when she ran out wide to hit a forehand around the net post that landed right in the corner. A great win and she coped with being on Court One in front of so many people incredibly well. :worship:

wally1
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:05 PM
I really hope the pressure doesn't become too much for her. But she seems like she has a good head on her shoulders.I hope so too. I guess the thing in her favour is that the general British media doesn't really care that much about tennis apart from 2 weeks in the year.

swordfire
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:09 PM
All those pics are brilliant, thanks!

She was properly brilliant out there, dead chuffed she won.

Derek.
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:16 PM
She hit some stunning shots for someone of her age, particularly in the first game of the third set when she ran out wide to hit a forehand around the net post that landed right in the corner.

OMFG. :drool:
That shot was absolutely stunning. :hearts:

Natash.
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:23 PM
OMFG. :drool:
That shot was absolutely stunning. :hearts:

I know. :hearts: :worship: :inlove:

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:26 PM
OMFG. :drool:
That shot was absolutely stunning. :hearts:

I jumped out my seat when that shot went in :hearts::drool::worship:

Cat123
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:44 PM
I'm so happy for her, I hope she doesn't stop smiling for at least a week!! :) She played some amazing tennis, and her mental strength was really impressive. I loved her post match interview, she's definitely got spirit, and bags of attitude! I loved her answer about Venus :lol:

And if it's possible I love Marat Safin even more!! :hug: :lol:

nouf
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:57 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/tennisphotos/video/x61209_laura-robson-interview-after-her-vi_sport

thea2003
Jul 5th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Huge congrats to Laura, you were amazing throughout Wimbledon, you conducting yourself wonderfully, lovely personality and i was cheering on every point today, congrats once again.

Ksenia.
Jul 5th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Thanks for the pics! :) She's a cutie :)

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 08:42 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/tennisphotos/video/x61209_laura-robson-interview-after-her-vi_sport

She is so cute :worship::worship::worship:

Ksenia.
Jul 5th, 2008, 08:46 PM
After Ladies Doubles Presentation, the crowd was asked to stay and the presenter said they want to give the trophies to Girls' Champion and RUP so Laura and her opponent received their trophies again, now on CC. Laura looked happy and smiled all the time :) She is very sweet

FORZA SARITA
Jul 5th, 2008, 08:53 PM
After Ladies Doubles Presentation, the crowd was asked to stay and the presenter said they want to give the trophies to Girls' Champion and RUP so Laura and her opponent recieved their trophies again, now on CC. Laura looked happy and smiled all the time :) She is ver ysweet

:awww:

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:13 PM
them pictures are so great,,

im well excited for the furtur:D

hope it would hurry up tho !!!

Maryamator
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:17 PM
I wached the match, it was great:hearts: she might have got a little frustrated but overally i was impressed:hearts: especially with a nadal-like passing shot:eek:
Well Done Laura!
Any ideas where she would be playing next?:)

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:17 PM
After Ladies Doubles Presentation, the crowd was asked to stay and the presenter said they want to give the trophies to Girls' Champion and RUP so Laura and her opponent received their trophies again, now on CC. Laura looked happy and smiled all the time :) She is very sweet

Yeah I just watched that, the crowd love her :hearts:

Wintermute
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:19 PM
L. Robson interview
Saturday, 5 July 2008

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_05_robson_18_getty_J_finney.jpg

Laura Robson def.Noppawan Lertcheewakan 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Q. At the end of the match it looked like you didn't know what to do. What were you feeling?
LAURA ROBSON: Well, I hadn't really thought about what I was going to do if I won, because it was so unexpected. But my brother was telling me, you know, drop to your knees, like start dancing, do something. But it was just on the spot and then I couldn't think of anything to do (smiling).

Q. Were you a bit worried when you dropped the second set, that you might not be able to push through it?
LAURA ROBSON: I think I lost the second set because I started getting annoyed with myself. So I sat down after the second set and I thought, Well, if I want to win this, then I've got to change my attitude.

Q. What can you remember about the actual moment of victory? Who did you look up to? Your mum?
LAURA ROBSON: My coach and then my mum and then to the other side and looked at Carl Maes, Roger Draper, and the whole LTA crew.

Q. If someone had told you before this tournament started when you were still playing at Roehampton that you'd go and win junior Wimbledon, what would you have said?
LAURA ROBSON: I would have told them that they were being stupid.

Q. Why is that? Just because it wasn't something that was in your thoughts?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah. I mean, you kind of dream about it, and then you never really expect it to happen, so I'm still in a bit of a shock state.

Q. Time to decide who you'll take to the dinner in Marat's absence?
LAURA ROBSON: He sent me a letter. I've memorized it. It says, Sorry I can't come to the ball, but good luck for your final tomorrow. Then he signed it. It was really nice. I'm not sure who I'm going to take now that he's out of the picture. A bit disappointing actually.

Q. What are your options?
LAURA ROBSON: Well, I don't know. Just, yeah, anyone that will go with me (laughter).

Q. How easy was it to ignore the fact you're on the front page of national newspapers and you had to concentrate on a rather important final?
LAURA ROBSON: I saw the front cover of the Times today, and I have to say that was a pretty shocking picture. Yeah, you try to ignore it and then, yeah, just focus on your match really.

Q. You talk about ignoring things. Can you ignore the fact that suddenly you're being put up as the big face of optimism of British women's tennis after so many years of being in a dark tunnel?
LAURA ROBSON: I wouldn't call it a dark tunnel really, though, 'cause Anne Keothavong, Elena, they both got to the second round this year and they've all improved their rankings a lot, so I wouldn't call it in a dark tunnel.

Q. How about being, you know, you are the new face, you are the optimistic future?
LAURA ROBSON: That's nice. Uhm, yeah, I try not to really think about it that much, and then I'll try keep getting good results really.

Q. What was it like to play on a show court after probably playing most of your tennis without more than three people and a dog watching?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, well, this morning there were quite a few people watching my practice. So there was about a hundred there. I was thinking, you know, I usually don't get this many people watching my matches, let alone practice. But going onto Court 1 today, I was shaking because I saw the match before me and I saw how many people were on there. Then I had really, really good support, though.

Q. Apart from being born in Melbourne, do you feel much of an Australian connection?
LAURA ROBSON: No (laughter).

Q. Go away. She's ours.
LAURA ROBSON: No (smiling).

Q. What have you discovered about yourself in this week which has surprised you?
LAURA ROBSON: Nothing really new. I mean, it's weird seeing yourself on the front page of every newspaper, and seeing yourself on TV as well making quite stupid comments. But, yeah, I mean, nothing really new.

Q. What is your schedule from here? Where have you got plans to play after this?
LAURA ROBSON: I'm gonna try to get back on the clay and then play a couple money tournaments, and then also I have World Team Championships coming up in August.

Q. Where are those next venues?
LAURA ROBSON: The money tournaments are in Holland, and then World Teams is in Czech.

Q. And US Open juniors is not on the schedule?
LAURA ROBSON: No.

Q. Why?
LAURA ROBSON: Because of the tournament restriction for the age. Then if I wanted to play Australian Open and its lead-up tournaments, then I wouldn't be able to play U.S.

Q. What do you most want to improve about your game? How dissatisfied are you with where you are? How much do you want to improve?
LAURA ROBSON: Well, you can never really stop improving, so I think I'm just gonna keep practicing the way I have and then I will keep improving.

Q. What are you doing tomorrow?
LAURA ROBSON: Getting ready for the ball. And then they haven't really spoken to me yet, but apparently I get put in the room with a rack full of dresses and then I just get to pick one.

Q. Where?
LAURA ROBSON: I don't know yet. They haven't really told me, but this is what I've heard from people that have run it in the past.

Q. How comfortable are you now capturing the main title next year?
LAURA ROBSON: I wouldn't say all that confident. But, yeah, one or two rounds would be nice.

Q. What are you going to do to celebrate tonight?
LAURA ROBSON: I don't know yet actually. I've still got the presentation later on Centre Court, and then I think I'll get home from that quite late. I don't know, just family dinner really. Nothing too special, because tomorrow night's the special night.

Q. Your mum said she might be going to Pizza Hut and wondered whether you cared to join her there.
LAURA ROBSON: Who said that?

Q. Your mum.
LAURA ROBSON: We haven't been to Pizza Hut in like years. That's like a big occasion.

Q. Exactly. Live the moment. Who are the people that will help you keep your feet on the ground and get you back to earth after all this?
LAURA ROBSON: Who?

Q. Yes. Friends teasing you, your brother. Who is going to keep your feet on the ground?
LAURA ROBSON: Well, I was a bit disappointed really, because today my brother didn't wink at the cameras like he did before. So it was pretty disappointing. But, yeah, I'm gonna go back to training next week and then the same old.

Q. Do you have time to keep your schoolwork in order?
LAURA ROBSON: Yes, definitely. My mum says there's always room for that, so...

Q. How much of the week? Do you set aside so much of the day for school?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, about three or four hours a day.

Q. That's all at home? You're homeschooled?
LAURA ROBSON: It's not usually at home. I usually do it at the national center because that's easier, but sometimes at home.

Q. What did Anne Jones say to you when she gave you the trophy? Have you managed to get any messages from your friends?
LAURA ROBSON: I haven't looked at my phone since just after the match. But just at the match I had about 20 messages, so I'm sure I'll have quite a few more now as well.

Q. And Ann Jones, what did she say?
LAURA ROBSON: She just said, Congratulations. You played really well. I didn't really talk to her that much. I was a bit overwhelmed.

Q. You live literally around the corner from here. Obviously you go past the All England Club most days, if you like. Have you ever looked up and thought what might be?
LAURA ROBSON: Uhm, no, not really. I mean, seeing as for next year, if I do get a wild card, that should be an amazing experience, as well, coming from this year and how I've just won juniors. But you dream about that really, don't you?

Q. You're obviously very hot property. Do you assume now the money men may come in and make you rich? I'm not suggesting you're the female Tiger Woods, but that may be on the horizon. We're looking for a new champion, aren't we?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, I don't deal with money, so...

Q. How much pocket money do you get each week?
LAURA ROBSON: I don't get any, unfortunately.

Q. What did you think of using Hawk-Eye for the first time?
LAURA ROBSON: When the people told us that we were allowed to use it, I was so pumped 'cause I was actually gonna challenge like the first ball of the match even if it was 10 feet out (smiling). But, yeah, I thought that wouldn't be very good. But I used it twice, so I'm happy with it.

Q. And you were right one time.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah. It's so entertaining. And my brother was so pleased that I got one right.

wimbledon.org (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2008-07-05/200807051215287006984.html)

FORZA SARITA
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:25 PM
hope she can handle all this pressure in the future:unsure:
medias leave Laura alone:lol:

Europe rocks
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Laura :hearts: Was a bit worried she caught the British syndrome when she went from 6-3 *3-2 to a third set, but it was such a great occassion when she finally won :)

Could have taken on the Thai girl's serve a bit more, moved up the court a bit, but she got the job done in the end. Fingers crossed for the Wimbledon wildcard next year!

Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:36 PM
:hug:


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Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:38 PM
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Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:39 PM
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sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:48 PM
Q. Your mum.
LAURA ROBSON: We haven't been to Pizza Hut in like years. That's like a big occasion.

Ahhhh man she cracks me up :lol::lol::lol:

Sexysova
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:50 PM
new fan here! :wavey: :hearts: :bounce:

Escape
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Well done Laura :yeah: :D :)
I loved the interview with her :lol:

swordfire
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Adorable thing. Love her interviews!

Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:23 PM
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sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:24 PM
new fan here! :wavey: :hearts: :bounce:

Welcome :wavey:

Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Adorable thing. Love her interviews!

me too :hug: :hug:

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Hey guys :wavey:

Just a video I made with pictures from Laura's triumph today, enjoy :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCfn5VazHmQ

OZTENNIS
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Well done Laura :)

Dinayer
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Hey guys :wavey:

Just a video I made with pictures from Laura's triumph today, enjoy :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCfn5VazHmQ

It's a beautiful video :worship: :worship:


good job :worship:

Maryamator
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:46 PM
she looks so much like her mom!
i read the interview and had a huge smile on my face!:P