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Today 12:29 PM
guichard
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

I don't think she will be penalize for it, players are rarely penalize for time violation
Today 11:55 AM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Royals. View Post
I can just imagine. Her moaning irritates the hell out of me. It's so whiny, the Ostapenko drama in Auckland was an example of that.

Would be so funny if Laura had a few ball toss encounters, just to annoy her. No doubt she'll be screaming at the umpire to get Laura disqualified.
"She it the ball boi with er ball toss! That's a disqualification, that is!"

I do like Naomi but I agree, she moans way too much in matches sometimes. I am hoping their match is relatively drama free. I am not sure if they are actually friends or not?
Today 11:36 AM
Royals.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sparkle View Post

I can imagine Naomi will definitely kick up a fuss if Laura is tossing the ball up too much though.
I can just imagine. Her moaning irritates the hell out of me. It's so whiny, the Ostapenko drama in Auckland was an example of that.

Would be so funny if Laura had a few ball toss encounters, just to annoy her. No doubt she'll be screaming at the umpire to get Laura disqualified.
Today 11:29 AM
Wintermute
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Does anyone know what her ball-toss was like during these matches?
Well the 20 second rule applies in Flushing so it can't be a repeat of Landisville or she'll get penalised. I'm hoping now she's a bit more confident she's not overthinking the ball toss too much and just getting on with it.
Today 10:50 AM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Does anyone know what her ball-toss was like during these matches?
I saw a clip during her first qualifying match and she was still having problems with it. But her serving seems to have improved by each match, in terms of the stats, so hopefully it is the same for her ball toss.

I can imagine Naomi will definitely kick up a fuss if Laura is tossing the ball up too much though.
Today 06:06 AM
allracquetsports
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Laura v Naomi. Could it be decided by who gets most serves in or who gets most serves back?

Apart from the whizz bang serve there should be some very short rallies. Laura has never been comfortable playing the ball from round her knees or below, but long tall Naomi can't play anything consistently from below her hips. Anything that sits up is likely to be pulverised from either end but the first one to get a low slice in should be in charge. Laura doesn't need to go for the lines - from the rare matches on TV with Naomi, she also struggles with the ball played straight at her. With her long arms & legs it It takes her too long to get herself far enough away from the ball to then get the room to swing & the weight transfer back into the shot. Naomi often gets cramped playing her single handed backhand so close to her body it could be played double handed.

Laura's recipe should be simple - get the serve back and play a minimum of 4 shots per rally - Naomi doesn't do long baseline exchanges so the outcome could be decided not so much by who wins the most points but by the one who loses fewest (edit. not least.)
Today 12:20 AM
pobbop
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Does anyone know what her ball-toss was like during these matches?
Yesterday 11:29 PM
Wintermute
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Robson vs Broady
Ha! Can't stand Broady so I'd be quite happy for Laura to make it nine in a row.
Yesterday 11:09 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sparkle View Post
Joko's draw is pretty good.
I forgot about Joko She better not blow it.
Yesterday 11:07 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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The only good think about this is at least one of my faves will make it to the second round of a slam, and it's not too often I can say that.
Joko's draw is pretty good.
Yesterday 11:02 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

The only good think about this is at least one of my faves will make it to the second round of a slam, and it's not too often I can say that.
Yesterday 10:59 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Robson vs Broady
No way!!!

Naomi has been in very poor form recently.. But on the other hand, we all know how easy it is to ace Laura. If Naomi's serve is firing, Laura could find it very difficult. It is definitely winnable though, especially if Naomi can't get a lot of first serves in.

If she were to win, she'd probably be playing Radwanska in the next round... But it doesn't really matter, her progress so far has been pretty fantastic. Just one win in the MD would be amazing really.
Yesterday 10:58 PM
Kieron Hollis
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Yeah, I'm all in for Laura.

I can't stand watching Broady hit a backhand.
Yesterday 10:57 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

It was NID she would get Naomi or Heather. It could have been a lot worse though. I would normally be cheering for Naomi but this time it will be Laura. Sorry Naomi.
Yesterday 10:55 PM
pobbop
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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As a fan of all the British tennis girls, why do I feel like the odds of Laura playing Heather or Naomi are far higher than 2/16...

I particularly hope it isn't Heather! Right now she needs a Grand Slam win just as much as Laura needs to continue her run of form, and I don't want one to come at the expense of the other.

Give that person a cigar

Naomi is definitely winnable and I have bo split loyalties, as I find Broady's game pretty dull.
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