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Today 04:45 PM
allracquetsports
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Lloy4dAustin View Post
She don't have to return great to beat Alison
In the deciding set Laura won 4 out of 24 on return and even worse, only 1 out of 13 on 2nd serve. Maybe abysmal would be a better description of her ROS than not great.
Today 04:31 PM
Lloy4dAustin She don't have to return great to beat Alison
Today 04:17 PM
Wintermute
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Not a good day from a GB perspective. Four Brits all on court at the same time in Lexington. All four lost.

From Laura's stats I don't think she was playing terribly. But again too many double faults. And Alison Bai had a worse first serve percentage than Laura yet made fewer DFs and won 61% of her second serves. I take it from this Laura wasn't returning great.
Today 04:11 PM
Lloy4dAustin Lost to Alison Bai, well,interesting.
Just see no hope of her career, time to retire from tennis and hope she will get a good job and earn her living
Today 02:35 PM
allracquetsports
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Mauriac View Post
4 - you forgot the Pride of Bristol.
Yes - I was looking at 3 of the top 4 seeds being British - Emily was way down the page so I didn't see the 14:00 start
Today 02:32 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by allracquetsports View Post
So at 09:00/14:00 local time, 3 Brits are on court at the same time. Seeds 1 Laura, 3 Freya & 4 Katy all playing to qualify. What odds all 3 win? 100-1?
4 - you forgot the Pride of Bristol.
Today 02:29 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Laura won the first set 7-6.
Today 12:59 PM
allracquetsports
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

So at 09:00/14:00 local time, 3 Brits are on court at the same time. Seeds 1 Laura, 3 Freya & 4 Katy all playing to qualify. What odds all 3 win? 100-1?
Today 12:35 PM
guichard
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Pierre-YvesMasha View Post
What total fuckery from Laura

Thank god she won But seriously, over THREE hours to beat Kat Facey? Hew even?

I doubt she'll have enough energy to beat Bai later
Still a long road ahead
Today 11:41 AM
Pierre-YvesMasha
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

What total fuckery from Laura

Thank god she won But seriously, over THREE hours to beat Kat Facey? Hew even?

I doubt she'll have enough energy to beat Bai later
Yesterday 11:08 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Kevin. View Post
It was a scorcher today as temperatures were pushing 100 degrees F. Lots of players practicing and roaming around the grounds so if you have a question about a specific player just ask.

(1)Laura Robson (GBR) d. Alexandra Facey (USA) 63 62
I was the most excited about this match up today considering all that Laura has accomplished, but she came out so flat today. Facey was being supported by what looked to be her mom and her sister. You could tell that Facey is more comfortable in doubles as she came up to the net a lot. She had a two hand backhand slice that threw off Laura right from the start. Once Laura figured out Facey's game it was smooth sailing but not comfortably by any means. Facey had some opportunities to really push for that first set. I can see Laura qualifying, but she needs to get it together if she wants to be competitive with the top players again. She was back on court with her coach a couple hours later doing some serious on-court drills. She was practicing a lot better so maybe she is not comfortable in match play.

(wc)Kat Facey (USA) d. (alt)Brianna Morgan (USA) 62 63
Nice to see UF player Brianna get in as the third on site alternate, but I have no idea how she lost this match. I had already left when they went on court but I am intrigued to see if Kat can throw off Laura. She was watching that match very intently. If Laura plays tentatively she could pull off the upset but I can barely see that happening.
From the Lexington Thread. Thanks @Kevin. Hope you don't mind me quoting you here. Very interesting match summary.
Yesterday 09:32 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sparkle View Post
Agree with both. If she loses her next match it will knock her confidence even further, pushing her closer to early retirement. I think she needs to at least make the QF, both for her ranking and confidence sake. But in the long run, she's going to need more support than some stand in from the LTA and she has the money to afford it.
That would be very, very sad and the loss of a huge talent. Let's hope that Laura can sort things out over the next few months.
Yesterday 09:29 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Mauriac View Post
If Laura has struggled to beat two unranked players who barely play singles she will have no chance against Alison Bai. Alison is no Serena but she is ranked 382 and has won 14 singles matches this year - nearly twice as many as Laura. Laura seems to play better against better players so lets hope that helps to get through this match or that she otherwise finds some form.

I agree with Mr sparkle that Laura needs some different coaching - and perhaps someone to help with the mental side of her game (how about the sports psychologist that has so helped Jo?). She should be winning these matches with one hand behind her back and yet she constantly struggles. She needs to try something different.
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Originally Posted by Jaisons View Post
She need help, urgent help. This is getting very serious.
Agree with both. If she loses her next match it will knock her confidence even further, pushing her closer to early retirement. I think she needs to at least make the QF, both for her ranking and confidence sake. But in the long run, she's going to need more support than some stand in from the LTA and she has the money to afford it.
Yesterday 08:48 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

She need help, urgent help. This is getting very serious.
Yesterday 08:25 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

If Laura has struggled to beat two unranked players who barely play singles she will have no chance against Alison Bai. Alison is no Serena but she is ranked 382 and has won 14 singles matches this year - nearly twice as many as Laura. Laura seems to play better against better players so lets hope that helps to get through this match or that she otherwise finds some form.

I agree with Mr sparkle that Laura needs some different coaching - and perhaps someone to help with the mental side of her game (how about the sports psychologist that has so helped Jo?). She should be winning these matches with one hand behind her back and yet she constantly struggles. She needs to try something different.
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