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KeysisGOAT
Aug 8th, 2012, 10:17 PM
Since the old thread has gone over the 5,000 post limit, I figure that it needs to be replaced by a shiny new one. So here it is.

Achievements:

Olympic mixed doubles silver medal (w/ Andy Murray)
Singles semi final - Palermo 2012
Grand Slam 4th round - US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013
Defeated Kim Clijsters in her final singles match
Singles Final - Guangzhou 2012
WTA Newcomer of the year 2012

JustAileen
Aug 9th, 2012, 10:59 AM
Laura's in Cinci now
Hope she can keep doing well:)

Evans.
Aug 9th, 2012, 06:05 PM
Hope she gets a kind draw.
Will rise one spot in rankings next week to a 88 :lol:

Bonk
Aug 10th, 2012, 03:16 AM
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Embittered
Aug 10th, 2012, 07:41 AM
Since the old thread has gone over the 5,000 post limit, I figure that it needs to be replaced by a shiny new one. So here it is.

I didn't realise there was one.

This thread title is going to take some getting used to.:(

Embittered
Aug 10th, 2012, 07:43 AM
For the record, link to Daily Wail article on coach appointment.

Robson follows up Olympic success by appointing Krajan as new coach (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2186190/Laura-Robson-appoints-Zeljko-Krajan-new-coach.html)

KeysisGOAT
Aug 11th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Yeah, not a great Q-Draw for Robson in Cincy. Assuming she wins her first match and the seedings hold she's got Ula Radwanska in the second round.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 11th, 2012, 09:19 PM
Forget about Ula, Laura might not get past Dushevina. Uugh.

EDIT: Needn't have worried. Laura won 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Evans.
Aug 11th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Decent win.

Hope she beats Ula, I really dislike her game.

Mike_T
Aug 11th, 2012, 11:28 PM
For the record, link to Daily Wail article on coach appointment.

Robson follows up Olympic success by appointing Krajan as new coach (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2186190/Laura-Robson-appoints-Zeljko-Krajan-new-coach.html) Hmmm...

Mike_T
Aug 11th, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Lloy4dAustin
Aug 12th, 2012, 06:01 AM
Decent win.

Hope she beats Ula, I really dislike her game.

laura beat her in 2008 when laura didn't even get wta ranking:devil:

JustAileen
Aug 12th, 2012, 09:50 AM
laura beat her in 2008 when laura didn't even get wta ranking:devil:

Things have changed now, both players improved a lot.
But of course I hope it'll be the same result:angel:

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 12th, 2012, 07:39 PM
from 2-0 to 2-6 in the second set,with 10 df and 1 ace,what the hell with your service?
2-5 30-30 then she served 2 bfs in a row to end herself,really impressive one,good,don't know what the hell u r doing

Embittered
Aug 12th, 2012, 10:36 PM
Sack the coach

KeysisGOAT
Aug 13th, 2012, 07:34 PM
I'm not sure I agree with Laura entering the Premier level events in the run up to the USO. She'd probably get more matches and points at Dallas than she will at New Haven. But meh, I'm not the one who has to make that call.

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 14th, 2012, 09:33 AM
I'm not sure I agree with Laura entering the Premier level events in the run up to the USO. She'd probably get more matches and points at Dallas than she will at New Haven. But meh, I'm not the one who has to make that call.

always think her schedule is a little bit unreasonable,her ranking can totally get herself into Bell challenge or Tashkent open where she can enter main draw directly but she is going neither of them,she choose guangzhou,toray open,china open...

Snooked
Aug 14th, 2012, 11:57 AM
69HQ from Aegon International http://hqworld.net/2012/08/laura-robson-at-2012-aegon-international-in-eastbourne-june/

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 16th, 2012, 11:49 PM
she gets a mdwc into new heaven main draw

JustAileen
Aug 17th, 2012, 04:16 AM
I can only presume she prefers playing more high level matches against better players rather than merely getting more points and better ranking.:shrug:

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 17th, 2012, 04:43 AM
I can only presume she prefers playing more high level matches against better players rather than merely getting more points and better ranking.:shrug:

and she lost in qualifying final round again and again:worship:

Evans.
Aug 17th, 2012, 07:16 PM
(5)Marion Bartoli (FRA) v (wc)Laura Robson (GBR)
Sloane Stephens (USA) v Tamira Paszek (AUT)
Agnes Szavay (HUN) v Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
(wc)Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) v (4)Sara Errani (ITA)

Tough draw.

babsi
Aug 18th, 2012, 12:34 AM
I can totally understand a player opting to play New Haven instead of Dallas. The temperature is 36°C at 6 in the evening. Might as well play New Haven which weather wise is near enough the same to New York. Plus it is nearer.

Why on earth have a tournament in Dallas in August?

There are lots of things to criticize Laura schedule wise, I don't think this is one of them.

After the US Open she needs to pick up as many points as possible to put herself firmly in the top 100 to set herself up for 2013.

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 19th, 2012, 10:06 PM
bad service,bad emoion control,just disappointing

KeysisGOAT
Aug 20th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Dissapointing? Not really. More like par for the course.

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 21st, 2012, 05:58 AM
Dissapointing? Not really. More like par for the course.

her serve is getting worse and i dont know why...her first serve in percentage is down to around 35% in set 2...hope the collaboration with Krajan gonna help her:worship:

KeysisGOAT
Aug 21st, 2012, 09:52 PM
her serve is getting worse and i dont know why

The most likely reasons are injury or changing how she's doing her serve. If it's the former, hopefully it'll pass with some time and rest. If it's the latter, then it's going to get worse before it gets batter... hopefully.

...her first serve in percentage is down to around 35% in set 2...hope the collaboration with Krajan gonna help her:worship:

Jesus.

coyets
Aug 22nd, 2012, 09:05 AM
Laura Robson has managed a result which was "par for the course" although her first serve was "around 35% in set 2". So, as soon as her serve gets better again, we are going to see a great improvement, and I am looking forward to that!

JustAileen
Aug 23rd, 2012, 08:06 AM
I always think that her serve is a weapon, if she can get them in, she'll need to work on that.
And she's going to need a good draw for USO. 160 points are not easy to defend.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 23rd, 2012, 04:21 PM
I always think that her serve is a weapon, if she can get them in, she'll need to work on that.
And she's going to need a good draw for USO. 160 points are not easy to defend.

Her serve is a weapon. Unfortunately it's a smooth bore musket, inaccurate, unreliable and in need of a lot of work to bring it up to the standards expected of a modern weapon.

Evans.
Aug 23rd, 2012, 04:26 PM
She has a qualifier in the first round :)

With Clijsters in second :(

Kon.
Aug 23rd, 2012, 07:01 PM
Good luck at the USO, Laura!

JamieOwen3
Aug 24th, 2012, 08:33 AM
Would love to see her play Kim :) especially now as it's Kim's farewell.

re-upload

Elena Dementieva vs Laura Robson 2010 Hopman Cup Highlights

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Joe.
Aug 24th, 2012, 04:44 PM
If she's to win R1, she has a chance against Clijsters :shrug:

*hingis_forever*
Aug 24th, 2012, 11:11 PM
Laura plays Samantha Crawford in the first round. It's a rare occurence for her to face someone younger than her, especially in such a big event so she may feel the pressure from that, but she should definitely win.

Sean.
Aug 26th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Apparently Laura has been practicing with Sharapova! :speakles:

I guess Maria has respect for her after their matches & wants to hit with a lefty in anticipation of meeting Petra!

KeysisGOAT
Aug 26th, 2012, 08:39 PM
It's interesting that they're doing it again. They were also doing it back during the Olympics, Laura posted a photo of it to her Instagram.

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 27th, 2012, 01:35 AM
It's interesting that they're doing it again. They were also doing it back during the Olympics, Laura posted a photo of it to her Instagram.

it seems Masha got herself a new friend in wta:)

JamieOwen3
Aug 27th, 2012, 06:26 AM
I'm really happy that Maria seems to like Laura, I LOVE both and can't be happier with her practicing with her again. Laura can gain a lot by hitting with someone like Maria who hits it so hard. And Maria also gets to practice returning lefty serve so it's a win win :hearts: :bounce:

JustAileen
Aug 27th, 2012, 10:22 AM
Seems like there're lots of Laura-Masha fans here
I won't say I'm a Masha fan but I do like her, so pretty happy about that too:)

Kon.
Aug 27th, 2012, 10:45 AM
Laura's match today is on Court 4 so unfortunately no stream.
She'll also play doubles with Peer. First match vs Lisicki/Peng.

And happy for the practice with Maria as I'm a fan of both. :cheer:
I hope Laura benefits from it and Maria probably needs practice against leftys as she's playing one first round and she has the potential meeting with Kvitova. I'm not surprised that Maria has respect for Laura's game after their matches.

JamieOwen3
Aug 27th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Made this.

Francesca Schiavone vs Laura Robson 2012 Wimbledon 1st round Highlights

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KeysisGOAT
Aug 28th, 2012, 01:32 AM
Well. that match sure was something. Shouldn't have gone to a second set tiebreak really. Laura Fumbled 4 break points and basically gifted Crawford a break. But she won, and that's the important thing.

JustAileen
Aug 28th, 2012, 01:47 AM
And earned a chance to fight against Kim Clijsters.. Please don't lose too badly

KeysisGOAT
Aug 28th, 2012, 01:54 AM
Basically Laura, take this song to heart.

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scheele
Aug 28th, 2012, 08:48 AM
Go laura! Fingers crossed for round 2.

nate89
Aug 28th, 2012, 01:56 PM
You can't write Laura off completely. Clijsters didn't win as convincingly as I thought she would last night. Can see Laura taking a set off her.

Embittered
Aug 28th, 2012, 08:00 PM
Robson focuses on tennis (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gav5QVzuf609zyAQEZaUZxEk7mjQ?docId=N02216213 46132891015A)
"It's a first," she said. "She definitely played like she had no pressure on her. It was an interesting match but I thought I played okay. She's taller than me so she felt older."

Embittered
Aug 28th, 2012, 08:01 PM
You can't write Laura off completely.
I really can.

Laura off completely.

There. Done.

Embittered
Aug 28th, 2012, 08:11 PM
I don't know how they can do the OOP this early, but they have, and Laura is 3rd on AA: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/schedule9.html

Not Before:3:30 PM This match may be moved to Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Women's Singles - 2nd Round
Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU)
vs.
Samantha Stosur (AUS)[7]:fiery:
Show 'em, Laura.

Joe.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:15 PM
Laura has a chance out there. 'Embittered' if you have nothing nice to say then don't say it :p

Evans.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:36 PM
She has a shot, but Kim is the clear favourite.

Laura did well in winning a match she was supposed to win. All you can really ask of her at this stage in her career :)

KeysisGOAT
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:35 PM
Laura has a chance out there. 'Embittered' if you have nothing nice to say then don't say it :wavey:

You're new to the internet, aren't you? Kim is a better player than Laura, on her best surface and in her last tournament. There is maybe a 1% chance that she loses here, and that's me being generous to Laura.

Honesty is the best policy.

Embittered
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:27 PM
You're new to the internet, aren't you? Kim is a better player than Laura, on her best surface and in her last tournament. There is maybe a 1% chance that she loses here, and that's me being generous to Laura.

Honesty is the best policy.
You're too kind.

I'm sorry that my attempt at humour to prick the (what I see as) overoptimism caused offence.

Incidentally, looking at a couple of online bookies, the people who put their money where their mouth is give Laura around an 8% chance today. For what that's worth.

Joe.
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:39 PM
You're too kind.

I'm sorry that my attempt at humour to prick the (what I see as) overoptimism caused offence.

Incidentally, looking at a couple of online bookies, the people who put their money where their mouth is give Laura around an 8% chance today. For what that's worth.

I'm sorry that MY attempt at humour was taken so poorly ;)

And I said Laura has a chance, I never stated that she was the favourite :lol:

Sean.
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:45 PM
Can't handle Kim's pace at the moment! :sad:


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Sean.
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Much better, got used to clusters pave. I guess now we know why Maria has been hitting with her, parts of that were Kvitova like! :drool:


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VikingTennisFan
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Laura wins first set after tiebreak. :hearts::hearts::hearts:

She couldn't, could she....?

Joe.
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Her return is absolutely amazing today, I feel so proud :sobbing:

Joe.
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:39 PM
Hands Clijsters the break with 2 Double Faults....PLEASE DON'T PLAY UP TODAY SERVE :hysteric:

Embittered
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:32 PM
Kim managed to prolong the match long enough to force Stosur to play on LA as scheduled.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:37 PM
You're new to the internet, aren't you? Kim is a better player than Laura, on her best surface and in her last tournament. There is maybe a 1% chance that she loses here, and that's me being generous to Laura.

Honesty is the best policy.

I am very happy to be wrong. Holy fuckamoly.

VikingTennisFan
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:37 PM
OMG! Laura just retired Clijsters!

:worship::worship::worship::worship:

Joe.
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:38 PM
She fucking did it :sobbing: I'm so fucking proud of her. Omfg :sobbing:


I HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU GUYS SHE HAD A CHANCE :lol: Only joking lol.

18majors
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:40 PM
Laura, you've arrived!

Sean.
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:41 PM
Omg I can't believe she did it, that was incredible, never did I dream she had a chance! Finally, I've been waiting so long for this win for her! :bounce:


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Sean.
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:46 PM
Laura telling Krajan what to do on the phone. :lol: Safina never did that!


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Evans.
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Just freakin' incredible!

My joy for Laura completely outweighs any sadness I have for Kim.

Bring on Na Li.


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scheele
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Go laura i knew you could do it.....well hoped you could do it.

(Some people sure have egg on their faces in this topic though.:lol:)

nate89
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:49 PM
What a win! Laura outplayed one of the best players of all time! :D

18majors
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Laura's era has officailly begun!

Sexysova
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:57 PM
so happy for Laura, absolutely in love with her game, she played amazing today, what a great player she is going to be one day! :cheers: :inlove: :hearts: love her personality and her game, amazing, omg, I'm speechless :D

Embittered
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:58 PM
Go laura i knew you could do it.....well hoped you could do it.

(Some people sure have egg on their faces in this topic though.:lol:)
Oh well, I never was very good at breaking those things.

Sexysova
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:58 PM
btw, I think Laura should have her own forum :D

JamieOwen3
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:59 PM
So happy I've been a fan since I saw her play at that Wimbledon Juniors in 2008 during the end of the QF. Those of us who have been fans since then *or some here even before that to be fair* can really enjoy a win like this more, some people are already hatin and saying here comes the hype blah blah blah KISS MY ASS. Kim is an amazing champion especially at the US Open and Laura played superbly to win this match. :hatoff: to Kim and Good luck vs Li Na Laura.

Kon.
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:01 PM
Well, this was amazing.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:01 PM
Go laura i knew you could do it.....well hoped you could do it.

(Some people sure have egg on their faces in this topic though.:lol:)

Yep. It's delicious and scrambley.

I am not going to let BlueTrees forget this. :lol:

JamieOwen3
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:04 PM
just reply to the haters with THIS :hearts:

http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q488/M-a-i-k-e-n/tumblr_m5cyloDARC1qiqp8v.gif

Embittered
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:06 PM
Official stats, for my reference if no one else's: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/stats/day9/2206ms.html

JustAileen
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Well done Laura, unbelievable:bounce::bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:26 PM
I truly am speechless about this result and it's the epitome of bittersweet for me. Clijsters is such a great champion and a genuinely lovely woman and I'll be sad to see her go but Laura has finally gotten a HUGE win! While I don't think she will beat Na Li (and TF will go back to hating her), I do think this is the start of her rise.

no-hay-igual
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:45 PM
omg

omg

OMG

I think this really is special for all of us fans. We have etched her on through the highs and the lows, many of us certainly back to 2008 Wimby juniors like JamieOwen said. I think we've also been waiting for her to get a huge win like this against Kim and it'll be a match we'll all remember for some time :)

Li Na is champion material at the moment and Laura will have to play like she did today to have a chance but if she does then why the hell not, she has the game, we all know :)

I will miss Kim, i didnt appreciate her part timer attitude this year but you realise how much you miss someone when they're gone and this will be the thing with Kimmy :sad:

Congrats Laura, you're AMAZING <3

Sean.
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:31 AM
Things I would say about the Li match:

1) Li doesn't return nearly as well as Clijsters, so Laura (providing she serves well) should get free points.

2) Li does not handle pressure that well always, especially if it's an AA match, she really didn't play well for most of the match today.

3) Li did not serve that well today, for the part of the match that I saw. Given how well Laura returned today, this would be critical!

BUT:

4) Li does have Carlos on her side, and, although Laura has improved, she still has work to do and has weaknesses that can be exploited by a tactical genius like Carlos (IF Li can execute)


To be honest, I'm just hoping Laura can go out there and play well and get a respectable result. It's a very different situation now, no one really expected her to beat Kim, but now the pressure is different, I'm very interested to see how she handles it, it will say a lot about her!


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KeysisGOAT
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:16 AM
Sidenote: If Laura beats Na, I believe she'll become the new British number 1.

EDIT: Sidenote 2: Interestingly, Robson and Watson have each gotten to the third round of the tournament the other won as a junior this year.

Ksenia.
Aug 30th, 2012, 05:33 AM
Finally a biiiig win! Great stuff! :cheer:

Embittered
Aug 30th, 2012, 06:56 AM
Sidenote: If Laura beats Na, I believe she'll become the new British number 1.
I'll trust your maths, but I would point out that you're making an undisclosed assumption here:silly:--see below for a hint.

Embittered
Aug 30th, 2012, 07:00 AM
Kremlinologists (NTCologists:confused:) say they're not close, and Laura is the only GB top 9 player she doesn't follow (might have been more if Sam Murray were a twitter user), but Johanna tweeted her congratulations.


https://twitter.com/JoKonta91/status/240947772449255424

A huge congrats to @laurarobson5 for her win today! #britishtennis

Sexysova
Aug 30th, 2012, 08:47 AM
So happy I've been a fan since I saw her play at that Wimbledon Juniors in 2008 during the end of the QF. Those of us who have been fans since then *or some here even before that to be fair* can really enjoy a win like this more, some people are already hatin and saying here comes the hype blah blah blah KISS MY ASS. Kim is an amazing champion especially at the US Open and Laura played superbly to win this match. :hatoff: to Kim and Good luck vs Li Na Laura.

I'm a fan since she won Wimbledon juniors, I watched the final and loved her game and as well personality in the interview she gave after the match :D

Sean.
Aug 30th, 2012, 11:27 AM
Woke up this morning, still can't believe she did it! :cheer:

Wintermute
Aug 30th, 2012, 11:32 AM
http://s6.postimage.org/w3141lp9t/lrobsonclijuso12_r2.jpg

Best match of the women's draw so far. Not just because Laura won but because I think there was quality and drama throughout.

Feel sorry for those with tickets for the night sessions who've seen very one-sided matches so far. I think with this being late in the day possibly some people had left which is a shame as it would have been nice if it was a bit more full in there. But I was slightly surprised how much vocal support Laura was getting. Thought they'd be very much in favour of Kim but it was quite even.

Sexysova
Aug 30th, 2012, 11:38 AM
guys, what do u think about Laura should have her own forum? would be great :D

Sexysova
Aug 30th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Woke up this morning, still can't believe she did it! :cheer:

me neither, it's amazing :cheer: I feel like finally after Nicole, here's a young player who reminds me of her (big serve, big groundstrokes) and I can love and follow, but noone will ever change that Nicole is my #1 :D

KeysisGOAT
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:56 PM
I'll trust your maths, but I would point out that you're making an undisclosed assumption here:silly:--see below for a hint.

Assumption? No, I forgot about Konta still being in the tournament entirely.

Wintermute
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:15 PM
http://s6.postimage.org/a54n7ta9d/lrobsonclijuso12_r2_02.jpg http://s6.postimage.org/gwv2anz8x/lrobsonclijuso12_r2_03.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/6o2l4ub75/lrobsonclijuso12_r2_04.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/rz0593tbl/lrobsonclijuso12_r2_05.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/ts7nb63w1/lrobsonclijuso12_r2_06.jpg http://s6.postimage.org/3xxule3w1/lrobsonclijuso12_r2_07.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/ygnn6ct2p/lrobsonclijuso12_r2_08.jpg

Sexysova
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:33 PM
great photos, thanks :hearts:

JamieOwen3
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:54 PM
She moved better than she's ever moved in that match, I'm a bit relieved that her movement is improving to be honest as that's where she wants to improve the most and it's happening. Those pics are gems :hearts:

JamieOwen3
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:14 PM
Laura's full presser http://www.usopen.org/en_US/video/2012-08-29/013974dc6320000005f4.html

James(Y)
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Typical that I missed this match haha does anyone know anywhere you can watch it back online or download? Even just highlights ahah

Sean.
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:21 PM
Typical that I missed this match haha does anyone know anywhere you can watch it back online or download? Even just highlights ahah

Speak to the poster above you, he's the man for highlights! ;)

JamieOwen3
Aug 30th, 2012, 03:08 PM
I need the ending of the match :sobbing: my stream stopped at 4-3 in the second set tiebreaker :sobbing: I have this version, screencap.

http://i45.tinypic.com/2mxiy4j.jpg

KeysisGOAT
Aug 30th, 2012, 03:10 PM
My stream was fine all match. Getting a Bet 365 account and plopping a fiver in it was a good investment, methinks.

No intention of actually betting with the money in the account, it's just necessary to watch the live streams.

Trey
Aug 30th, 2012, 06:22 PM
OMG I So Happy For Laura To Get this Big Win under Her Is Big lol, I looking foward too see more of her in the future, for sure she got top 10 in her

KeysisGOAT
Aug 30th, 2012, 08:37 PM
So, looks like Laura vs Na is first on Louis Armstrong.

Wintermute
Aug 30th, 2012, 09:27 PM
guys, what do u think about Laura should have her own forum? would be great :D

Yeah it would. :) They're normally not given until the player wins a tour title, or has such a huge fanbase that one thread won't cope.

Sexysova
Aug 30th, 2012, 10:21 PM
Yeah it would. :) They're normally not given until the player wins a tour title, or has such a huge fanbase that one thread won't cope.

yeah, but I think Laura has many fans so it would be great if we can have pictures thread, cheering thread, schedule thread etc. :D

Sexysova
Aug 30th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Laura's full presser http://www.usopen.org/en_US/video/2012-08-29/013974dc6320000005f4.html

and here's the transcript of this interview :D

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2012-08-29/201208301346339498024.html

Laura seems to be really mature ;)

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:10 AM
probably laura's schedule after the us open

Ningbo 100k+ in China,then Guangzhou,Tokyo,Beijin and Osaka

JustAileen
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:12 AM
I doubt she'll come to Ningbo if she can go further in USO. I hope she will come (of course not by losing in USO). I might be able to go

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:09 AM
I doubt she'll come to Ningbo if she can go further in USO. I hope she will come (of course not by losing in USO). I might be able to go

yes,if she enter the semi or final in the us open,:rolleyes:otherwise,see no reason for her not coming to Ningbo.

you should go and cheer for her,or anne keothavong as well

VikingTennisFan
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:59 AM
yeah, but I think Laura has many fans so it would be great if we can have pictures thread, cheering thread, schedule thread etc. :D

No, please don't. I hate the player subforums. I end up never bothering to check up on Keothavong because her threads are hidden inside the subforum.

As long as there aren't that many British players, a thread in the main forum works fine. If there were tons of new posts every day, then maybe. But there aren't.

We could have a common picture thread in the main forum for all the players for example, or just continue to post inside player thread like now. Same with cheering thread.

pesto
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:15 AM
Another vote against a subforum for now. Anne gets far fewer posts than Bally, despite a similar career, because she's hidden away in a subforum.

If Laura gets so big that posts about her swamp the other British women, then it would be time, but she's not at that level yet. Even if there were two threads for her - one for media and pics and another for discussing her matches, it would still be easy to handle in the main Brit forum.

Sean.
Aug 31st, 2012, 03:05 PM
Been thinking more about this match, I suspect that Li will handle the weight of Laura's shot better than Kim did. She's played more matches & is fitter and stronger than Clijsters was. She's also played Kvitova a couple of times recently, which may count for something.

Of course a lot depends on which Li turns up!

Laura has nothing to lose though, I hope for a good match.


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Sexysova
Aug 31st, 2012, 03:52 PM
Laura takes the first set 64 :cheer:

Trey
Aug 31st, 2012, 03:59 PM
first set 6-4

Joe.
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:57 PM
2nd set to Li 7-6 which means a set all now :sobbing:

Laura was so close :o

KeysisGOAT
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:57 PM
Well, no matter the result, she didn't get smashed which some were predicting.

Joe.
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:13 PM
still on serve in the final set :) *1-2

Embittered
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:22 PM
Just got back in. I have the impression there were no match points, just a point for match point?

Oh. Listening on radio now. Sounds as though Laura was a bit unlucky with that overrule.

Embittered
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:28 PM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/stats/day11/2303ms.html

Laura currently 3/3 on keys for the match, Li 0/3. Never seen that in a close match before.:)

Trey
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:33 PM
Laura up 5-2 in the third let go Laura

Ksenia.
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:38 PM
She beat Li! :woohoo: I guess that the breakthrough we've been waiting for. So proud to have been a fan for more than 4 years :)

Sexysova
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:39 PM
she did it again :sobbing: she played so well in the final set :hearts: held her nerves perfectly, converted first match point :hearts: first two sets weren't really good from both, UEs >>> winners but Laura played extremely well when it mattered (the final set) :D

18majors
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:41 PM
Can Laura win 2012 USO? She has a pretty good chance.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:43 PM
One step at a time 18 Majors. She's still got to get through Vika and Stosur.

Joe.
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:43 PM
She did it :sobbing: Omg :sobbing:

Embittered
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:43 PM
I'll get this in before everyone else does:silly:.(*)

First British woman through to second week of a slam since Sam Smith in 1837 or something.

(*) Or not.

Trey
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:46 PM
I So Happy OMG Keep it Going Laura, anyone know where her Ranking will be by making too the 4th round

JustAileen
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:46 PM
Oh god I don't believe this...:eek:
Sorry for Na of course, but Laura:yeah::yeah:
Maybe one more GS champion?

Embittered
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:48 PM
One step at a time 18 Majors. She's still got to get through Vika and Stosur.Tried and tested jinx tactic?

She's 66/1 for the title at bet365.com, if anyone fancies a flutter.

Me, I think there's more chance of the Mayan 2012 prediction coming true. (And if the first thing happens, it's surely a herald of the second.)

Sean.
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:48 PM
This was huge for Laura, she backed up her 1st big win, and was incredible mentally after letting the 2nd set slip & getting a couple of bad calls! So impressed. Finally served well in the 3rd & it made the difference!

Another big test now: it will be interesting to see how she handles Sam's serve & TS!


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VikingTennisFan
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:48 PM
wow... just wow.... unbelievable..

Stosur next... I bet she is getting nervous...

Ksenia.
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:49 PM
OMG people, calm down. She's in R4, a little bit early to speak about winning the title :lol:

KeysisGOAT
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:52 PM
Tried and tested jinx tactic?

What? I just don't want to get ahead of myself. I'd love Laura to win a GS. I just don't think it's worth forgetting that Laura's still got two tough matches to get past before she's even in the semis.

JustAileen
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:52 PM
yes,if she enter the semi or final in the us open,:rolleyes:otherwise,see no reason for her not coming to Ningbo.

you should go and cheer for her,or anne keothavong as well

I only have time on 9.8, so that's if she goes practice that day.
of course I can go for others, and i would love to watch, but it's not easy distance:o

Sean.
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:54 PM
The next match will be a fascinating one. Pretty an sure it'll be an AA night match: defending champion vs. tournament darling.

The key will be how well Laura handles Sam's serve and top spin (doubt she'll have faced anything like it before), if she can use her height, time her shots right, get on the return and rush Sam (like Masha does) she really has the game to cause the Aussie some major trouble!

Not seen her play yet, but it sounds like Sam's playing well. Have to say though, the pressure will really ramped up on her, we'll see if she can handle it!

Kon.
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:54 PM
She did it again. :inlove:
What she's managed this week is already huge. Finally having a biig breakthrough. And with style.

As for Stosur, Laura obviously has a good chance if she plays like this.

JamieOwen3
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:56 PM
She won't beat Sam but Vikapower starting to get on her back and needs to STFU.

BTW def 2011 AO and RG champions back to back is still a big deal

http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/STOSUR-DANCE.gif

KeysisGOAT
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:58 PM
The next match will be a fascinating one. Pretty an sure it'll be an AA night match: defending champion vs. tournament darling.

The key will be how well Laura handles Sam's serve and top spin (doubt she'll have faced anything like it before), if she can use her height, time her shots right, get on the return and rush Sam (like Masha does) she really has the game to cause the Aussie some major trouble!

Not seen her play yet, but it sounds like Sam's playing well. Have to say though, the pressure will really ramped up on her, we'll see if she can handle it!

It's not even Champion vs darling. It's Champion vs Giant killer.

Evans.
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:59 PM
Absolutely incredible.

Considering her two back to back wins, she certainly has a shot against Sam. She can throw in bad matches.
Wouldn't give her a shot against Vika atm though.

Embittered
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:00 PM
Sidenote: If Laura beats Na, I believe she'll become the new British number 1.
Not sure that's right: http://www.britishtennis.net/gbtop25f/currentf.htm

Another 120 for today, if it isn't added yet (actually, only after today is the tourney a net gain for her). But Hev's still 50 ahead.

Sean.
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:01 PM
If I were Laura I'd get on the practice court with one of the men & get them to hit TS serves & FHs over and over to try & get used to it!


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KeysisGOAT
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:03 PM
Not sure that's right: http://www.britishtennis.net/gbtop25f/currentf.htm

Another 120 for today, if it isn't added yet (actually, only after today is the tourney a net gain for her). But Hev's still 50 ahead.

I screwed up the calculation. Forgot to take off the points she was defending, and so had her gaining 280 points

Evans.
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:05 PM
Yeah, Laura moves up to 75 with these points. A few places behind Heather, but does overtake Anne.

Mforensic
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:10 PM
Bally and Laura have both taken out Na in major WTA events!!! Fantastic win for Laura....at this point, the skies the limit!

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:20 PM
Such composure from Laura in the 3rd set. Impressive.

She's had such a horrible draw compared to some others. Beaten two former slam champs, faces another one next round. Given what she's shown us so far I'd say she has a chance.

JamieOwen3
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:34 PM
I didn't make this but here are highlights of her win over Kim :hearts:

w_qG-vvsSfA

no-hay-igual
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:45 PM
OMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

I am even more shocked and unbelievably happy than Wednesday night. I never knew that after the horrible draw she got after Crawford that she would make R4. I am so happy for you Laura, those 4 years of hghs and lows and you knew you had it in you and you've proved us all right :)

So happy that we're all here to share it with you !! When Loz hits her first serve, there;s not much any player can do. Li was struggling so much with the pace and direction. Although I dont believe Li played her absolute best, she picked up her game end of second set and beginning of third so it was detrimental for Laura to stay focused and poised and she exceeded that !!!!! Great composure and fantastic attitude. Now go get Stosur :)

P.S Stosur will be a nightmare for Laura but once she gets used to the TS and kick, Laura should be able to cope pretty well :)


She won't beat Sam but Vikapower starting to get on her back and needs to STFU.

BTW def 2011 AO and RG champions back to back is still a big deal

http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/STOSUR-DANCE.gif

Oh nooooooooooo :( What has she said ??

JamieOwen3
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:49 PM
she keeps on bad talking her calling her over-hyped and saying someone needs to beat her ASAP. She should STFU and concentrate on her faves instead of her least faves. I really don't get that.

Lloy4dAustin
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:49 PM
I only have time on 9.8, so that's if she goes practice that day.
of course I can go for others, and i would love to watch, but it's not easy distance:o

now,think she should come to ningbo and takes 150 pts to guangzhou:devil:

Joe.
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:54 PM
^^
I really can't see her choosing to play Ningbo, even though she's on the AL :lol:

Joe.
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:55 PM
It feels so weird seeing all these different posters in Strawberries & Cream :lol:

Sexysova
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:56 PM
OMG people, calm down. She's in R4, a little bit early to speak about winning the title :lol:

yep :)

no-hay-igual
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:57 PM
she keeps on bad talking her calling her over-hyped and saying someone needs to beat her ASAP. She should STFU and concentrate on her faves instead of her least faves. I really don't get that.

OMG.
Like omg.

What the hell? She could barely handle Laura in the first set of when they played mixed dubs final at olympics. Obvs different circumstances and whatever but still when they had exchanges, Laura was winning them :shrug:

Why does she have to open her mouth ? It't about as ugly as her personality. The Anonymous world number 1- so agree. Obvs just jel cause she doesnt have as many twitter followers.

Btw, do you have a source? Whereabouts did you see this? So interested to see it.

no-hay-igual
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:58 PM
It feels so weird seeing all these different posters in Strawberries & Cream :lol:

I love it :) If sexysova is here, you know Laura is in good hands :hearts: :lol:

Sexysova
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:01 PM
I love it :) If sexysova is here, you know Laura is in good hands :hearts: :lol:

what do you mean? :p

no-hay-igual
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:12 PM
what do you mean? :p

I might be wrong, but I see similarities in the way Robson and Vaidisova play- explosive serve and power. Nicole made top 10- she was a great player and could have done so much more, but I think you may be seeing the same potential in Laura as you saw in Nicole?

It's just promising :) All compliments intended :lol:

Wintermute
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:36 PM
http://s6.postimage.org/yhxkzruwh/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_01.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/z8qb5jx9t/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_02.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/sjjrpjbxt/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_03.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/tn3w1hwkx/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_04.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/5kn26mfxt/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_05.jpg http://s6.postimage.org/kumxdtbg1/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_06.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/wxs91dmi9/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_07.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/rb0hhn9dd/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_08.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/c3khxahip/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_09.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/3mkzmdctt/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_10.jpg http://s6.postimage.org/6hy2t8gtt/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_11.jpg

http://s6.postimage.org/kcwdbpb8x/lrobsonlinauso12_r3_12.jpg

Embittered
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:40 PM
OMG.
Like omg.

What the hell? She could barely handle Laura in the first set of when they played mixed dubs final at olympics. Obvs different circumstances and whatever but still when they had exchanges, Laura was winning them :shrug:

Why does she have to open her mouth ? It't about as ugly as her personality. The Anonymous world number 1- so agree. Obvs just jel cause she doesnt have as many twitter followers.

Btw, do you have a source? Whereabouts did you see this? So interested to see it.:confused:

Um. Aren't we talking about tennis forum's Vikapower (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=22120896&postcount=1462), rather than tennis's Vika (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~11289,00.html)?

It seems a bit unusual for a Petra fan to dislike Laura's game, most fans see substantial similarities.

Sean.
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:56 PM
I wouldn't read too much into that Olympic mixed match, Sam was awful & the grass dulls a lot of her top spin, it wasn't kicking nearly as much as it does on these courts. Whatever happens this has been an incredible tournament for Laura, she's passed some major tests & everything is a learning experience. She shouldn't expect everything to happen to quickly!

no-hay-igual
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:17 PM
Can any poster who speaks Mandarin be able to translate what the interviewer asks Li here:

(It might not have anything to do with Laura, but its the pre-match interview and it seems she gets asked a really awkward question, just interested to know what it is) :)

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/video/2012-08-31/01397de0d7f80000063d.html?promo=home

no-hay-igual
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:17 PM
:confused:

Um. Aren't we talking about tennis forum's Vikapower (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=22120896&postcount=1462), rather than tennis's Vika (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~11289,00.html)?

It seems a bit unusual for a Petra fan to dislike Laura's game, most fans see substantial similarities.

I think I misread :tape:

Sexysova
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:49 PM
I might be wrong, but I see similarities in the way Robson and Vaidisova play- explosive serve and power. Nicole made top 10- she was a great player and could have done so much more, but I think you may be seeing the same potential in Laura as you saw in Nicole?

It's just promising :) All compliments intended :lol:

you're so right :sobbing: I wish Nicole comes back. when speaking of Nicole, if Laura is so similar to Nicole in reality then she has to beat Stosur (H2H: Vaidisova leads Stosur 6-0) :haha: ;) just kidding, every match is different, of course :) I can't wait anyway :p

no-hay-igual
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:01 PM
you're so right :sobbing: I wish Nicole comes back. when speaking of Nicole, if Laura is so similar to Nicole in reality then she has to beat Stosur (H2H: Vaidisova leads Stosur 6-0) :haha: ;) just kidding, every match is different, of course :) I can't wait anyway :p

I miss Nicole too :sad: She was my favourite on Top Spin 3 :lol:

Well let's hope Laura can live up to that H2H, there will be even more similarities then :hearts:

In all seriousness, I really do think she can challenge Stosur :)

Let's hope for the best :D

KeysisGOAT
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:06 PM
Personally, I'm hoping (read: delusionally dreaming) for Laura to make the semis. Mostly because Laura vs Masha in the second week, rather than the second round appeals to me. Petra vs Laura would also be interesting.

But yes Stosur is a beatable player. But then, I remember saying that about Stycova at Palermo.

Sexysova
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:20 PM
Stosur is beatable but she seems to be playing in a very good form this week :unsure: I would prefer Laura to play Kvitova (well, I dislike Kvitova) but mainly because Petra is not playing as good as Stosur this week :)

of course, Laura can win but it will be very tough, Stosur could mentally fail tho.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:27 PM
Well Stosur is the defending champion, so her playing well should be expected. But the fact that Robson's her opponent has got to have thrown her for a loop both because she'd have been mentally preparing for Na or Kim and because Robson's turned into quite the giant killer.

JamieOwen3
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:35 PM
:confused:

Um. Aren't we talking about tennis forum's Vikapower (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=22120896&postcount=1462), rather than tennis's Vika (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~11289,00.html)?

It seems a bit unusual for a Petra fan to dislike Laura's game, most fans see substantial similarities.

I'm just seeing this and yeah sorry :lol: TennisForum's Vikapower *I should have disclosed that maybe* Sorry about that.

JamieOwen3
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:35 PM
:confused:

Um. Aren't we talking about tennis forum's Vikapower (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=22120896&postcount=1462), rather than tennis's Vika (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~11289,00.html)?

It seems a bit unusual for a Petra fan to dislike Laura's game, most fans see substantial similarities.

I'm just seeing this and yeah sorry :lol: TennisForum's Vikapower *I should have disclosed that maybe* Sorry about that.

Sexysova
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:48 PM
maybe it was already posted, but anyway enjoy :hearts: :inlove:

w_qG-vvsSfA

that FH DTL winner before MP was just stunning :D

scheele
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the vid. great to be a laura fan at the moment.

DefJax
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:11 PM
Just can't get over that unreal forehand at 5-5 to set up the MP, it just looks like it's going out all the way up to the last moment, what a shot in that situation, one of the shots of the tournament so far.

JustAileen
Sep 1st, 2012, 03:30 AM
Can any poster who speaks Mandarin be able to translate what the interviewer asks Li here:

(It might not have anything to do with Laura, but its the pre-match interview and it seems she gets asked a really awkward question, just interested to know what it is) :)

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/video/2012-08-31/01397de0d7f80000063d.html?promo=home

She said that Na was defeated in R1 in the last 2 USO, and this time she got to R3, they asked if there're any changes, especially with the new coach.
Na replied why they always have to ask the sharp questions (well sharp might not be the best word) and they could see the changes on court.
The journalist went on to say that she watched Na's performance in RG this year in person, and felt that she could control herself better now and what made the difference.
Na replied that she felt strange that neither controling herself or not was right, felt like that everything she did was wrong (in the eyes of the press).

That were just stupid questions:o

Sweety Darling
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:33 AM
:bigwave: Stosur

Sexysova
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:26 AM
Laura's interview after beating Li :D

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2012-08-31/201208311346441396817.html

KeysisGOAT
Sep 1st, 2012, 02:11 PM
Another vote against a subforum for now. Anne gets far fewer posts than Bally, despite a similar career, because she's hidden away in a subforum.

If Laura gets so big that posts about her swamp the other British women, then it would be time, but she's not at that level yet. Even if there were two threads for her - one for media and pics and another for discussing her matches, it would still be easy to handle in the main Brit forum.

Just to go back to this discussion, Robson's got more posts in her threads than Bally and Anne combined (just counting the Anne subforum), and only about 400 (the actual figure is 416 after this post) figure is shy of having more than Bally, Anne and Heather combined. Given how Laura already gets a disproportionate share of the traffic (her old thread has garnered over four times the number of views than Bally's has, and more than every other thread in this section combined) that gap isn't going to increase until this thread has about 30 more pages. Which should only take a few months.

Sean.
Sep 1st, 2012, 02:42 PM
I would vote in favor of a sub forum, now she seems to be gaining fans rapidly, I can see activity in here getting a bit much for just one thread.

It would be nice to have a thread for photos, general discussion and live score cheering, to keep things ordered and tidy.

Sexysova
Sep 1st, 2012, 03:58 PM
I would vote in favor of a sub forum, now she seems to be gaining fans rapidly, I can see activity in here getting a bit much for just one thread.

It would be nice to have a thread for photos, general discussion and live score cheering, to keep things ordered and tidy.

exactly my thought :yeah:

Sweety Darling
Sep 1st, 2012, 05:02 PM
Has anyone got the full match of laura playing Li and Clijsters? I cant find anywhere :sobbing:

VikingTennisFan
Sep 1st, 2012, 10:05 PM
I would vote in favor of a sub forum, now she seems to be gaining fans rapidly, I can see activity in here getting a bit much for just one thread.


There are hardly too many comments in this thread to keep up. Even in busy times like now, it's maybe a page a day.

Laura's thread is clearly more busy than Anne's subforum, but that's an argument to remove Anne's subforum rather than add another forum.

And why can't we have 2-3 Laura threads in the main forum? Strawberries & Cream doesn't even run to a second page yet.

Sexysova
Sep 1st, 2012, 10:19 PM
Laura plays against Stosur tomorrow, third on LA Stadium, after two men's singles matches, schedule starts at 11am local time :) can't wait :D :cheer:

Sean.
Sep 1st, 2012, 10:55 PM
Not on Ashe? THE FUCK?

Hewitt/Ferrer will be a slug fest too! She could be on late!


I've been thinking more about the match, I wouldn't be surprised if Sam gets of to an early head start, before Laura gets used to the TS. Remember what happened against Clijsters? She was struggling with how quickly the ball was coming through the court to start with.

Having said that, by the end, vs. Kim & Na, she had SO much time on the ball, I'm hopeful she will be able to adjust. Footwork will be absolutely KEY though, and that's not always her strongest point!

Sexysova
Sep 1st, 2012, 11:16 PM
yes, I expect a slow start as well, but on the other side, Laura's footwork and movement have improved rapidly recently.. we'll see, she can only surprise :)

Embittered
Sep 2nd, 2012, 11:02 AM
In case there's someone who hasn't seen it, BBC article.

Laura Robson credits coach for US Open winning streak (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/19453043)

Random snippet.

"I have an infected toe at the moment, but it's not bothering me and I'm feeling fine."

Embittered
Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:06 PM
http://twitter.com/usopen/statuses/242200225450696704

Catch the tweet while it's still there.

Is she the Melanie #Oudin of 2012? @Sarahrobson5 reaches round of 16 at the #usopen on Saturday: http://ow.ly/dp0Uf

(Turns out that is a real twitter account, might be inactive, hopefully is.)

Wintermute
Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:50 PM
Catch the tweet while it's still there.


:lol: Yeah I saw that. They've deleted it now. No excuse at this point for getting her name wrong.

no-hay-igual
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:21 PM
The message I got from BlueTrees...

After years of trolling, I'm glad he had the decency to send this, Laura's fanbase remains strong :angel:

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x410/ste_holt123/Screenshot2012-09-02at150341.png

Slaying the h8ers :kiss:

KeysisGOAT
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:29 PM
Yeah, BlueTrees is a pretty OK guy once you get past the disliking Robson stage. He actually said to me that he admits that Robson is a better player than most of his favourites, but the more vocal fans and the hype she's gotten over the years annoy him. Which is fair in my book. I certainly find extremely vocal fans of anyone annoying. Which is why Spice is on my ignore list.

no-hay-igual
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:41 PM
I agree with you but it's annoying for those fans who have supported her since she came to prominence, we were always going to take to heart anything he said, he should have directed his trolling towards the people that over-hyped her or whatever not Laura herself :shrug:

Embittered
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:02 PM
Bad news from Nick's picks. I usually don't notice these until after they've happened, but I was looking out for this one. Let's start with the context.

http://blog.imgacademies.com/2012/08/29/nicks-picks-from-the-2nd-round-of-the-us-open/
Nick’s Pick – This will be a great match. Kim takes this one.

http://blog.imgacademies.com/2012/08/31/nicks-picks-us-open-day-5/
Nick’s Pick- Li Na will not miss; Laura must gamble and go for winners. This match goes to Li Na

http://blog.imgacademies.com/2012/09/02/nicks-picks-first-sunday-at-the-us-open/
Edge to Stosur but I look for another victory from Robson.

Whatever that means, but it's not as unequivocal as the first two. Still, we're not superstitious in these parts, are we?

Evans.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:03 PM
These men's matches are taking FOREVER. I want Laura.

JamieOwen3
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:11 PM
Just want her to do well and play her best ;)

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:15 PM
Ferrer will win his match soon and then just one more match and Laura will play :)

Evans.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:26 PM
One men's match down, one to go!

JamieOwen3
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:27 PM
Long wait, I am however watching Andy right now so I'm fine with waiting.

18majors
Sep 2nd, 2012, 07:03 PM
Bad news from Nick's picks. I usually don't notice these until after they've happened, but I was looking out for this one. Let's start with the context.

http://blog.imgacademies.com/2012/08/29/nicks-picks-from-the-2nd-round-of-the-us-open/
Nick’s Pick – This will be a great match. Kim takes this one.

http://blog.imgacademies.com/2012/08/31/nicks-picks-us-open-day-5/
Nick’s Pick- Li Na will not miss; Laura must gamble and go for winners. This match goes to Li Na

http://blog.imgacademies.com/2012/09/02/nicks-picks-first-sunday-at-the-us-open/
Edge to Stosur but I look for another victory from Robson.

Whatever that means, but it's not as unequivocal as the first two. Still, we're not superstitious in these parts, are we?

Stosur won't show up, it's Laura's match for the taking.

*hingis_forever*
Sep 2nd, 2012, 07:32 PM
I'm so excited for this match. I think Laura has a game that will cause Stosur all kinds of trouble, if she's on. However, if Stosur's serve and forehand are on, then there may be nothing Laura can do. Hopefully Laura attacks Stosur's backhand and waits for a short ball from that wing.

Joe.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 08:31 PM
Buzzing for the match!

Irrespective of the result tonight, Laura has had an amazing tournament :)

GO LAURA :cheer:

Alycia.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 08:43 PM
I'm ready to watch Laura's match. :)
Come on Laura :cheer:

Evans.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 08:51 PM
So excited.

Like Joe said, she's had a spectacular tournament regardless of tonight's result and I can't wait to see what she produces against Sam.


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Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:05 PM
Good hold, she's on the board! :yeah:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:06 PM
:drool: Fantastic timing! :yeah:

BH is dealing well with the TS!

Kon.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:08 PM
And she breaks! 2*-1
Good start! :yeah:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:08 PM
C'mon! Great start!

Hitting hard, Sam doesn't like it at all so far!

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:11 PM
She's going straight down the middle, not giving Stosur anything to work with!

Loved the half volley there, after a great return!

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:14 PM
:o Broken from 40-15 up!

Silly errors.

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:14 PM
shame, she couldn't close it out at 40-15, *2-2, come on Laura :cheer:

KeysisGOAT
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:15 PM
Yes. I was wondering when they'd show up. I was beginning to suspect that Laura had been kidnapped and replaced with an imposter.

Kon.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:15 PM
She gifted that game. :o
Why so many errors?

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:15 PM
way too many UEs from Laura atm :sad:

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:16 PM
Stosur won 8 pts in a row :(

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:16 PM
Hmm, Stosur's serve firing. Laura might live to regret that off game!

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:17 PM
shame, that Laura missed that easy FH put away at the start of last game.

Kon.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:17 PM
The last 2 games were bad from Laura. Too many errors.

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:18 PM
Needs a strong game here! Can't let Sam gain any more momentum.

KeysisGOAT
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:18 PM
She gifted that game. :o
Why so many errors?

Well, she doesn't want the entire tour thinking she's that much better than the rest of the sluts so she intentionally tanked to make them look better by extension.

Nah it's just Laura being Laura. She does things like fuck up badly and throw away games more than we'd like her to.

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:19 PM
Hitting the BH far better than the Fh at the moment.

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:20 PM
I take that back. :drool: Great combination.

Loved the high bounce!

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:20 PM
much better atm, keep going :yeah: :cheer:

Stosur's groundstrokes are awful btw, like she mishits every time :lol:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:20 PM
Fantastic Laura! Puts the pressure back onto Sam!

Kon.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:21 PM
Well, she doesn't want the entire tour thinking she's that much better than the rest of the sluts so she intentionally tanked to make them look better by extension.

Nah it's just Laura being Laura. She does things like fuck up badly and throw away games more than we'd like her to.

I like the first explanation. :lol:

Good hold now. :yeah:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:21 PM
Damn Sam's serving well!

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:22 PM
Hmm, really not handling the kicker that well at the moment.

She's going to need to serve well and stay with Stosur, keep giving Sam chances to get tight!

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:26 PM
Sam's returning well, but Laura's handling it at the moment!

Another good hold.

Let's hope she can start to read Sam's serve a bit better!

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:26 PM
*4-4, well done on serve, now break her again :devil:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:28 PM
BIG point here

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:29 PM
Wow, she got lucky there. Sam's net play is SO overrated.

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:29 PM
Hmm, not controlling the weight of Stosur's serve yet, hopefully she can adjust.

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:30 PM
Clever play, drawing Sam into positions she doesn't like.

C'mon get this serve!

KeysisGOAT
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:31 PM
What the fuck was that?

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:31 PM
Ugh, if Sam wasn't serving so well this set would be long over!

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:32 PM
shame, she couldn't break Sam now but didn't really get much of a chance :(

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:34 PM
Silly errors. :facepalm:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:35 PM
She's been the better player in this set. :sad:

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:37 PM
omfg, I so expected that double fault on third set point :( please turn it around Laura, but I can't be mad at her, you can't play that well against Stosur, she has just an awful style of play :o

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:37 PM
Really didn't deserve to lose that, she had so many chances.

Another big test, I guess. Never been a set down before.

Kon.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:37 PM
Way too many UEs in this set. :facepalm:
Did anyone else just know she'd get broken here? :lol:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:39 PM
Angled BH has worked well today.

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:40 PM
If she can break here, and stop any momentum is would be fantastic!

Evans.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:40 PM
She just needs to realise that Sam isn't playing that well so far.

A few less errors and she could take this to three.


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Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:40 PM
Shanksur. :fiery:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:42 PM
In fairness she's really not getting any rhythm from Sam.

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:42 PM
Laura is not playing well at all today, so many UEs and silly errors, just an off day, also she seems sick to me :sad:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:44 PM
Laura is not playing well at all today, so many UEs and silly errors, just an off day, also she seems sick to me :sad:

I noticed her coughing into the towel too. Apparently there's something going around!

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:44 PM
No excuse for shots like that! :o

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:46 PM
Stays level, one step at a time! :yeah:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:47 PM
Great return! :bigclap: Right at her end range!

Sexysova
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:47 PM
good hold, keep going :yeah:

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:48 PM
Mini chance here!

Sean.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:48 PM
C'mon Laura take this!

Kon.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:50 PM
2 more BPs gone.