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Today 08:58 AM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Lloy4dAustin View Post
Maria Will move ahead of Laura in ranking with just 1 tournament ?
Can We not.. this us depressing.
Her Peers has been doing way better Than her.

Ajla Came back From injury too a month a go.
3 wta wins and a top 20 win
Doing rather Well in ITFs.

I think it's How much efforts you put into win.
Laura's game now still just hit and miss and hasn't evolved
Kerber didn't get to Number 1 and win 2 slams by staying like She is When She Lost to Laura in Wimbledon years back.

Laura not Putting work in to evolve her game.
Full time doubles career is plausible at this point.
Today 02:53 AM
Lloy4dAustin Maria Will move ahead of Laura in ranking with just 1 tournament ?
Apr 25th, 2017 10:02 AM
Pierre. Looking back I would've put Laura in. Obviously a risk though.

Sorry to bring her up again, but Eraydin just beat Pironkova! Really not a bad loss after all, that girl is actually going somewhere

*Insert Serena Williams I made you tweet*
Apr 24th, 2017 03:35 AM
Lloy4dAustin I think they should let Laura try play against Halep in the 1st day.laura has a 1-0 record against halep right?
Apr 23rd, 2017 08:54 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Royals. View Post
Why didn't Laura play the singles rubber against Begu instead? I feel like she would have had more of a chance...
Could have thrown a bit of a curveball at the Romanians I guess as they'd be preparing to play Heather. I think Heather was the right/safer choice though.. Laura's form is just not reliable.
Apr 23rd, 2017 06:12 PM
Royals.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Why didn't Laura play the singles rubber against Begu instead? I feel like she would have had more of a chance...
Apr 23rd, 2017 02:21 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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I know but she needs to beat that type of player anyway to get back to where she was.I know during her career she did struggle with both Morita and Kimiko, although she had beaten them both at least once.

Also, I noticed that the rest of the Japanese tournaments are on carpet.. Is that a fast surface then? Because I know Japan also has those slow carpet courts, can't remember the surface name though.


Something like this. Balls bounces really low and it's really hard to move on
Apr 23rd, 2017 01:59 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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She CURB STOMPED the romanians 6-3 1-6 10-8

If only her highly overrated teammates had been anywhere near as good
I think Joss helped out a bit too. But yeah, she played really well in doubles and looked to be having fun too.
Apr 23rd, 2017 01:56 PM
Northstar
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

She CURB STOMPED the romanians 6-3 1-6 10-8

If only her highly overrated teammates had been anywhere near as good
Apr 20th, 2017 08:38 PM
otary
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sparkle View Post
I know but she needs to beat that type of player anyway to get back to where she was.I know during her career she did struggle with both Morita and Kimiko, although she had beaten them both at least once.

Also, I noticed that the rest of the Japanese tournaments are on carpet.. Is that a fast surface then? Because I know Japan also has those slow carpet courts, can't remember the surface name though.
If they're outdoor carpet, that's usually code for artificial grass (and don't forget to bring your flipflops).
Apr 20th, 2017 08:35 PM
Pierre.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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I didn't say she will retire - I was merely speculating that she might if things don't improve. I'm not sure I see the progress that you do but hey ho.
Ah. I mean there's not huge progress clearly, but she HAS won several 25K and 50K matches this year. Last year, other than a great august, she almost didn't win a single ITF maindraw really (A win In las vegas and QF in Atlanta being the highlights). She's definitely a little more consistent I think. :/
Apr 20th, 2017 05:42 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Going to Japan playing against consistent Japanese players ..
I know but she needs to beat that type of player anyway to get back to where she was.I know during her career she did struggle with both Morita and Kimiko, although she had beaten them both at least once.

Also, I noticed that the rest of the Japanese tournaments are on carpet.. Is that a fast surface then? Because I know Japan also has those slow carpet courts, can't remember the surface name though.
Apr 20th, 2017 01:58 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Laura looked really fragile in her fedcup training pics. Doesn't look like Shes doing much training
Apr 19th, 2017 08:52 AM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Going to Japan playing against consistent Japanese players ..
Apr 19th, 2017 07:46 AM
lceecee
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

I noticed Laura wasn't on the alternate list of the Roland Garros entry list that came out yesterday while many ranked around her were. Doens't mean she won't enter Qualies, but that was curious.

She is entered into $80k Gifu 1-8 May. There are then 3 more $60k tournaments on hard courts in Asia during the following weeks - Fukuoka, Kurume and Luan. Luan overlaps RG Q which has me thinking that Laura might skip the clay completely this season. Wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea if she could get some wins in Asia.
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