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Today 02:01 PM
vaslav37
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Her ranking may not even be higher enough to make it into thd US Open qualifying!
Today 01:59 PM
Mr.Sparkle
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So once she us back on the grass she will be relying on Wildcards?
After the FO she will still have one SR to use. She hasn't used it to enter Nottingham though so I assume she is saving it for Birmingham (or possibly Mallorca, which seems like Laura's kind of tournament ).
Today 01:52 PM
vaslav37
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

So once she is back on the grass she will be relying on Wildcards?
Yesterday 11:31 AM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Let's hope she gets a good draw. Not someone ranked too low or she won't be fully motivated but not too high so that it's too difficult.
Yep, the Goldilocks draw basically.
Yesterday 11:16 AM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Somehow it ended up being 339 instead, lol. But she is up to 323 in the live rankings thanks to the 10 points from Madrid. She just needs to win one match in Rome qualifying to get into the top 300!
Let's hope she gets a good draw. Not someone ranked too low or she won't be fully motivated but not too high so that it's too difficult.
Yesterday 10:36 AM
Mr.Sparkle
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New rank #341.
Somehow it ended up being 339 instead, lol. But she is up to 323 in the live rankings thanks to the 10 points from Madrid. She just needs to win one match in Rome qualifying to get into the top 300!
May 1st, 2016 06:12 PM
Royals.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

New rank #341.
May 1st, 2016 04:59 PM
Mauriac
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sparkle View Post
Match stats:



This would be tough even with Laura fully matched fit. Not only is Vika possibly the best player on tour right now, but she is also good against lefty and loves to exploit players who have poor movement. Laura hit some beautiful shots though :love: and even hit a couple of aces towards the end. I think it would help if she could get a few more first nerves in play. I know everyone says that, but looking at the stats, I think that was the main down full for Laura, along with the poor movement.


Now she just needs to start playing like that against everybody else and she will be back.
Exactly. If she can continue to play like this she will soon be back in WTA tournaments as of right. As others have said though she tends to bring her best game to the big matches so once her SRs run out she needs to remain motivated to get her ranking up so that she doesn't have to play the ITFs any more. Clearly she still has the game, it's largely psychological and lack of match play.
May 1st, 2016 04:56 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Just the Madrid court conditions helped her alot in this match, slices and drop shots just sits up. Too bad this court can't be everywhere.
May 1st, 2016 04:54 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Match stats:



This would be tough even with Laura fully match fit. Not only is Vika possibly the best player on tour right now, but she is also good against lefties and loves to exploit players who have poor movement. Laura hit some beautiful shots though and even hit a couple of aces towards the end.

I think it would help if she could get a few more first serves in play. I know everyone says that, but looking at the stats, I think that was the main down full for Laura, along with the poor movement. Her break point conversion was also very bad, but I think that's just a sign of lack of match fitness.


Now she just needs to start playing like that against everybody else and she will be back.
Apr 30th, 2016 08:31 PM
james_von05
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Laura is 4th on Arantxa Sanchez tomorrow. Stream?
Yes.. it is on tennis tv stream schedule.
Apr 30th, 2016 03:42 PM
Mr.Sparkle Laura is 4th on Arantxa Sanchez tomorrow. Stream?
Apr 30th, 2016 02:01 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Need to enjoy this, this might be her last match against a top class player for a long while, Get that mode on . Vika will hit plenty of drop shots though
Apr 30th, 2016 12:23 PM
nijoco Obviously won't until after wimbledon now with all the handouts but it's really time she went back to ITF level events and worked on rebuilding her game and mental strength because you won't do that against top players all the day. How much feel can she really get for her game being battered time and time again. Stop being stubborn and pig headed laura and work on your game instead of expecting the world to give you something!
Apr 29th, 2016 06:46 PM
Dawson.
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I actually think she'll do better v Vika than she did against Babos. .
Me too
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