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Today 07:25 PM
Royals.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Waiting for Gifu's maindraw to be released...
Today 06:48 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by pesto View Post
The British grass court WTA tournaments are usually quite firecely contended, and only Jo is likely to get in by right, with Naomi and Hev's ranking slumps since last year.

There are 3 WTA tournaments plus Wimbledon, and there are Hev, Naomi and Tara ranked above Laura and needing WCs, and a further 7 British women within the top 400, who are unlikely to get MDWCs, but might be battling for QWCs.

So I don't know how many WTA MDWCs Laura is likely to get - Wimbledon obviously has 8 available, so as long as her ranking doesn't drop much further, I think she'll be ok there. Maybe she'll get one elsewhere, but unless she has a surge in form, QWCs might be more likely, and she would need to do quite well to get decent points from those.

Last year, she entered Birmingham qualies with her PR, got a MDWC into Nottingham, a QWC into Eastbourne and a MDWC into Wimbledon.
Going through qualies probably wouldn't be such a bad thing, as long as Laura can motivate herself.
Today 06:35 PM
pesto
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

The British grass court WTA tournaments are usually quite firecely contended, and only Jo is likely to get in by right, with Naomi and Hev's ranking slumps since last year.

There are 3 WTA tournaments plus Wimbledon, and there are Hev, Naomi and Tara ranked above Laura and needing WCs, and a further 7 British women within the top 400, who are unlikely to get MDWCs, but might be battling for QWCs.

So I don't know how many WTA MDWCs Laura is likely to get - Wimbledon obviously has 8 available, so as long as her ranking doesn't drop much further, I think she'll be ok there. Maybe she'll get one elsewhere, but unless she has a surge in form, QWCs might be more likely, and she would need to do quite well to get decent points from those.

Last year, she entered Birmingham qualies with her PR, got a MDWC into Nottingham, a QWC into Eastbourne and a MDWC into Wimbledon.
Today 05:29 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

WTA counts for a lot. Now that Laura's MD WTA win points have come off she is down to 234 in the live rankings...

She really needs to get some points during the grass season. I hope she plays 100k Surbiton. But after that she will probably be taking WCs into WTA tournaments.
Today 02:03 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

[QUOTE=Jaisons;77172770]Can We not.. this us depressing.
Her Peers has been doing way better Than her.

To this list we can Anastasija Sevastova. Following injuries she retired in May 2013, having a career high in October 2010 of 44. She returned at ITF level in 2015, has been in WTA finals in 2016 on both grass and clay and now ranks 26 in the world.
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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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.


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).
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