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Today 07:04 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Her ranking wouldn't have been high enough to make Atlanta's main draw so putting it as second priority is smart. She's made Lubbock first priority, as she'll be in the main draw. She's being realistic and that's great to see.
Yes, that is smart. Plus the following week is Albuquerque which I assume she will enter and she will probably have to go through qualifying there, so makes sense to play a tournament where she can get into the MD before that. Also there are more USTA 50ks later on in the season anyway.
Today 06:42 PM
Royals.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Her ranking wouldn't have been high enough to make Atlanta's main draw so putting it as second priority is smart. She's made Lubbock first priority, as she'll be in the main draw. She's being realistic and that's great to see.
Today 06:35 PM
pobbop
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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I am surprised she has put Lubbock as first priority. I mean she could possibly get more points from Atlanta but on the other hand it's tougher competition.
I think she has to start looking up a bit, in the end confidence has always been the problem with this comeback, hence how at times she could compete with decent players but also lose to dreck.

You don't want to get too excited about her win, but in the end the confidence finally looked to be flowing, she still has the game.

50k isn't really that daunting.
Today 06:34 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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She entered $50,000 Atlanta, GA and $25,000 Lubbock, TX (week of september 12)
Thanks for the update.
Today 06:29 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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She entered $50,000 Atlanta, GA and $25,000 Lubbock, TX (week of september 12)
This is great, she's going to play these type of tournaments and can continue to build momentum.
Today 06:26 PM
Mr.Sparkle
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She entered $50,000 Atlanta, GA and $25,000 Lubbock, TX (week of september 12)
I am surprised she has put Lubbock as first priority. I mean she could possibly get more points from Atlanta but on the other hand it's tougher competition.
Today 06:08 PM
guichard
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

She entered $50,000 Atlanta, GA and $25,000 Lubbock, TX (week of september 12)
Today 06:00 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

I notice Laura recently has chosen to step back abit in her court position, to give her more time to hit the ball, she stands back abit to make sure she gets her returns in now, and will go for it when she can. This is good,I like that.
Today 05:28 PM
Dodge
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Six match winning streak!
Or 10 match if you include doubles!
Today 10:40 AM
Wintermute
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Six match winning streak!
Today 08:13 AM
eldanielfire
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I've stayed up after all - too hot to sleep. I thought that score said Laura was down 3-0 but when I looked again I saw that she had won the first set 6-3 so I must have been mistaken. A nice surprise though. Let's hope she can keep it up.


So happy or these results at last. Tennis on the pro circuit can be brutal to get your form back together due to the nature of constant knock-out situations. It can take some players,a while and as Laura was cut down during a key development phase it might ahve been worse because she didn't have a specific fixed level she was returning to which is tricky. But credit where credit is due, she has shown so muhc mental strength to take, loss after loss and set-backs for like 1.5 years to gain any sort of form. She's a long way to go but it's so great having positives.
Today 01:13 AM
Royals.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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That's true. Also, Laura is very comfortable on these courts. Her record in qualifying for the US open is pretty good. On her first two attempts she reached the final qualifying round, and then she made it through qualies and won her first round match in 2011.
Yeah she's got a great track record at qualifying for the Open. Her 6-1 6-4 win against Jelena Dokic in 2010 had TF in tears.

http://www.tennisforum.com/12-genera...6-1-6-4-a.html
Today 12:58 AM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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I agree with the sentiments about the Shinikova match...it could to be a tough one. Shinikova has been all over the European clay for the past few months though, so let's hope her lack of matches on the US hardcourts helps Laura in that regard.
That's true. Also, Laura is very comfortable on these courts. Her record in qualifying for the US open is pretty good. On her first two attempts she reached the final qualifying round, and then she made it through qualies and won her first round match in 2011.
Today 12:38 AM
Royals.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

One thing we should note is how clutch Laura is getting again in games again.

The second set was won 6-2 but lasted for 51mins, she saved numerous break points and broke back without worry. Which shows huge improvement in her return games, something that was horrendous at the start of the season.

I agree with the sentiments about the Shinikova match...it could to be a tough one. Shinikova has been all over the European clay for the past few months though, so let's hope her lack of matches on the US hardcourts helps Laura in that regard.
Today 12:27 AM
guichard
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Congrats Laura, so happy for her
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