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Sep 2nd, 2012 09:40 PM
Mr.Sharapova
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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Originally Posted by bandabou View Post
Well, Robson on the 1st serve has been pretty dominating and that lefty forehand has been deadly..I mean you saw how often she was making Kim go to the slides, no?!
It's a completely different situation in my opinion. I can't see how Robson would handle Stosur's outwide kick serve for example.

If Stosur serves well and uses the kicker especially to Robson's backhand then Laura will be toast.
Sep 2nd, 2012 07:43 PM
Cloon76
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Should be an interesting match and if Laura brings the game and mental strength that saw off Kim @ Li Na it should be close.
Sep 2nd, 2012 07:40 PM
tennisfan146
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Having beaten Clijsters and Li, I can see no reason why she couldn't cause an upset here. Stosur is the obvious favourite, but she's also had a fair share of WTF losses. I wouldn't too surprised if she lost that one.
Sep 2nd, 2012 07:15 PM
GrandMartha
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Stosur tends to be mentally tough at this slam.
She won't lose to Sarah Robson but Extremely Injured will eat her up, unfortunately.
Sep 2nd, 2012 06:48 PM
pav
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Hell I hope not.
Sep 2nd, 2012 06:46 PM
Maria rocks
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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Originally Posted by Asadinator View Post
Unfortunately, Sam will win easily.
Why would you think that? Clijsters or Li certainly didn't. I think the way Laura is playing she has a huge chance to be the first British female player to reach the Quarter final of a Grand Slam for 28 years. Good luck to her i say!!

Still personally just focusing on Maria getting through the rounds mind you.
Sep 2nd, 2012 06:41 PM
Northstar
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Laura's coach will tell her to go out there and go for it.
Sep 2nd, 2012 06:37 PM
Quest for Infamy
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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Originally Posted by Morrissey View Post
Stosur has a big kick serve BUT Laura is also five foot eleven she's not short. The taller women can HANDLE Stosur's kick serve. Notice Stosur has a losing records against Venus and Sharapova.
And Vuvurenka.
Sep 2nd, 2012 06:31 PM
Morrissey
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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Originally Posted by bobbynorwich View Post
Sam has won a slam and is ranked in the top 10. She's got more than enough nerve for anybody who comes her way.

Stosur also has more to LOSE she's the defending US OPEN champion and she has a lot of points and pride at stake. So the pressure is on Samantha not Laura.
Sep 2nd, 2012 06:29 PM
Morrissey
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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Originally Posted by bandabou View Post
Stosur has two weapons that Robson hasn't faced yet: huge forehand and that kick-serve. But Stosur herself hasn't faced THOSE same weapons yet either..

I think Stosur wins in two tight-sets, but Robson could well surprise us.
Stosur has a big kick serve BUT Laura is also five foot eleven she's not short. The taller women can HANDLE Stosur's kick serve. Notice Stosur has a losing records against Venus and Sharapova.
Sep 2nd, 2012 05:40 PM
bobito
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

A big lefty forehand crosscourt to Stosur's backhand? A big lefty serve out wide to Stosur's backhand? Stosur has a poor record against leftys for a reason.

Stosur v Kvitova 0-3
Stosur v Safarova 2-4
Sep 2nd, 2012 05:24 PM
Wintermute
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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Originally Posted by hobahobaspirit View Post
at people thinking Laura will be totally caught off-guard by Stosur's spin. I'm pretty sure Laura has already practised with men who generates as much topspin as Stosur. And even if it weren't the case, the Adidas team must have looked and found someone to practise with Laura these last 2 days.
Ignoring the Olympics Mixed Doubles QF, Laura says that in the past she has practised with Stosur so she knows what to expect. But then again perhaps Sam knows a bit of what to expect as well. Although Laura feels she is playing better now than even a month ago.
Sep 2nd, 2012 05:00 PM
no-hay-igual
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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Originally Posted by Melange View Post
Laura was returning the Na serve better than expected, if she plays better this match it will be quite close. That Samson serve is going to be in her hitting zone.
Agreed
Sep 2nd, 2012 04:57 PM
speedonthemic
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

As a Brit, it's just great to have someone other than Murray to support this far into a slam. Win or lose, the girl done good. Go Robbo!
Sep 2nd, 2012 04:39 PM
Northstar
Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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Originally Posted by no-hay-igual View Post
I'm not sure you guys, Laura is very handy when she is consitently getting her first serves in, caused Clijsters and Li huge problems with it, if it's working, Stosur will find it very hard to get a look in Laura's serving games. However, it's all down to how well Stosur serves as well, if she's missing, Laura can give her no time on second serves and attack on her backhand.

I wouldnt like to make a prediction on this one, but i'll be supporting Laura all the way
Laura was returning the Na serve better than expected, if she plays better this match it will be quite close. That Samson serve is going to be in her hitting zone.
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