TennisForum.com - Reply to Topic
Thread: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread. Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
Today 01:45 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Oh bloody hell!!

Just seen Laura's first match is singles.. It's Hantuchova!!!

I know Dani not in her best form right now..but still horrible horrible match up for Laura..lol.
Today 01:41 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Radical View Post
Dream team Robson/Vekic in the doubles at Eastbourne. First (and on form last) up, Team Salad.
That is an awesome team! Vekic's game reminds me a lot of Laura's except the righty version obviously.

Team Salad will be tough though. Weird how the doubles draw has come out before the singles. Anyway, really good to see Laura is playing doubles again. I hope it continues.
Today 01:33 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Team Double N.
Today 01:22 PM
Radical
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Dream team Robson/Vekic in the doubles at Eastbourne. First (and on form last) up, Team Salad.
Today 10:38 AM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Radical View Post
But at this point her ranking is largely unearned. The only significant part that was earned came from the win over Koukalova... unless you take the view that she earned her post-injury ranking pre-injury.
Yes, her ranking has largely been built up from using her PR, in which case entry was earned previously, but also wildcards although she gets wildcard because she is such a big name and will draw in crowds (although more so for British events, in Miami she got it because she is with IMG).

So I would say Laura does have advantages over other players in similar positions, but it wasn't like she only just gets wildcards for being pretty and British, she has had a lot of big wins at big events and people remember her for that.

Also, she has used her final PR to enter Birmingham qualifying. The draw is pretty stacked though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightcrawl3r View Post


Birmingham Q list

1. Cornet
2. Lucic-Baroni
3. Watson
4. Cetkovska (SR)
5. Robson (SR)
6. Falconi
7. Lepchenko
8. Bondarenko
9. McHale
10. Brengle
11. Chirico
12. Broady
13. Kontaveit
14. Buyukakcay
15. Linette
16. Nara
17. Duval (SR)
18. Riske
19. Vekic
20. Osaka
21. Pironkova
22. Siniakova
23. Crawford
24. Tatishvili
25. Kr. Pliskova
26. Davis
27. Kulichkova
28. Krunic (#119)
Yesterday 12:51 PM
Radical
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by eldanielfire View Post
the thing is, for all the criticism of her, she has been slowly edged her way up the ranks and improving the quality of her performances. This time last year she wasn't playing, 9 months ago she couldn't even keep the ball in court, a few months ago she wasn't in the top 500. It may be baby steps all the way but it's going forward despite all our frustrations.
But at this point her ranking is largely unearned. The only significant part that was earned came from the win over Koukalova... unless you take the view that she earned her post-injury ranking pre-injury.
Yesterday 09:27 AM
eldanielfire
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Sparkle View Post
It's nice to find a fellow optimist in the Laura Robson cheering thread.

the thing is, for all the criticism of her, she has been slowly edged her way up the ranks and improving the quality of her performances. This time last year she wasn't playing, 9 months ago she couldn't even keep the ball in court, a few months ago she wasn't in the top 500. It may be baby steps all the way but it's going forward despite all our frustrations.
May 25th, 2016 09:04 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Sparkle View Post
It's nice to find a fellow optimist in the Laura Robson cheering thread.
As a supporter of Laura, optimism is definitely a useful quality to have (and indeed for all my faves)
May 25th, 2016 08:31 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mauriac View Post
Well at least going out of RG early means she will be able get in plenty of practice sessions on grass before the tournament starts. Hopefully that will help her to be better prepared for Eastbourne and the grass than she might otherwise have been.
It's nice to find a fellow optimist in the Laura Robson cheering thread.
May 25th, 2016 08:19 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Well at least going out of RG early means she will be able get in plenty of practice sessions on grass before the tournament starts. Hopefully that will help her to be better prepared for Eastbourne and the grass than she might otherwise have been.
May 25th, 2016 07:58 PM
Radical
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Laura Robson hopes grass season will help her back towards top 100 | Tennis | Sport | London Evening Standard
Quote:
“I obviously enjoy grass but the first couple of practices on it are never fun for anyone,” said Robson, who is hoping to play at a minor ITF tournament in Eastbourne next week, followed by the Aegon Open in Nottingham, where she has been granted a wildcard due to her protected world ranking[sic].
Quote:
"I don’t want to be ranked 300 for much longer,” she said. “Top 100 is my goal. Then I would see where I go after that.”
This is a cheering thread, so I'll refrain from pointing out what her current level of results without her current favourable entry status would see happen to her 300 ranking.
May 25th, 2016 06:29 PM
Material World
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

She suggested in the interview on ITV4 last night that she may well go there. Good move.
May 25th, 2016 04:31 PM
Mr.Sparkle Rumour has it on Twitter that Laura will be playing 50k Eastbourne. Not 100% confirmed though.
May 25th, 2016 10:05 AM
vaslav37
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Laura is currently at 304.

She needs to win some matches on the grass to make the cut off for the US Open qualifying.
May 25th, 2016 09:22 AM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Yeah, but the thing Laura hasn't even won a 25 before

That sole itf title came with her when she was junior Wimbledon in 08 .

I don't know how she likes picking up balls herself, probably something she doesn't do often 3/4 her career.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome