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Today 06:54 AM
no-hay-igual I agree with the last two posts.

Watched the whole thing and it was fairly difficult. Laura was actually playing better than Timea at 1-0 down and then as soon as Timea hit two outrageous drop shots and then Laura relaxed too much at 40-0 up in the next game, the fight was over.

Her and Hadad almost had an argument on court, her movement is the worst it's probably ever been and she can't even do her bread and butter shots anymore where she would relish the opportunity to put away a short ball. Not to mention her serve is largely non-effective now but I think that's more to do with her trying to be more consistent with it.

Hopefully this was just a bad day because Indian Wells and Miami were much better. Clay just isn't her surface and never has been no matter how many times we dig up Palermo and the win against Aga. Still if she can get back to top 250 after her PR runs out I'll be relatively happy.
Yesterday 09:35 PM
Mr.Sparkle She did seem quite petulant towards Hadad during the coaching talk. It seemed like she was expecting that her coaches tip of hitting to Babos' forehand was some magic formula that would win her the match. I do hope Laura sticks with Hadad though but she really needs to listen to him more lol.

Hopefully things will go better in Madrid. I hope her first match is against someone who never hits drop shots... Lol
Yesterday 08:49 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

I think she's perfectly healthy, it's just her game.

Someone need to sit her down and ask what does she wants for her future. She's not listening to her coach and not willing to fight. You can't win matches on this level by playing 3 shots and not willing to rally or move your feet.

I don't know what does she wants for herself atm, is it just money or playing because she has no other alternatives and doesn't actually enjoy playing tennis.

I didn't expect her to win today, but I expect atleast a fight.



One thing that hasn't change for 3 years, she still can't do anything on the drop shots, Aga there won all points on dropshots. Really need improvements, can't stay like this forever.
Apr 26th, 2016 01:32 PM
no-hay-igual
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Well done Laura.

You still have to go and get the win no matter how easy the match. 30 WTA ranking points are very valuable and she is back to 339 in the world. Not bad for not particuarly doing much this year. Last two weeks have really helped her. I always think it was a shame that she has had to use her PR on clay but if she can strive to get her ranking in the top 250 after her PR runs out I would say she has done fairly well. She won't be far off directly qualifying for qualifying rounds at grand slams and will be able to be MD for most 25K's and even some weak 50K's which will be more beneficial on her inevitable ITF comeback after Wimbledon.

Just hope she remains healthy because she can get back to her level she just needs more and more wins
Apr 26th, 2016 12:11 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

I am not expecting a win against Babos, she's like another Dodin. But I hope it's a fight somewhat atleast.
Apr 26th, 2016 11:11 AM
Mr.Sparkle Double breadstick. Not as good as a double bagel but oh well into the top 400 now!

Have no expectations against Babos though. Laura should just try to put as little pressure on herself as possible and see what happens...
Apr 25th, 2016 05:10 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by guichard View Post
Laura match will be streamed
Oh yay!

I will be at work though.
Apr 25th, 2016 05:08 PM
guichard
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Laura match will be streamed
Apr 25th, 2016 04:59 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by allracquetsports View Post
Well this is Benhadi's record.

Current Year Singles (ATP*/WTA and ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 1 1
Current Year Doubles (ATP*/WTA and ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 1 2
Career Singles (ATP*/WTA Tour and ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 1 8
Career Doubles (ATP*/WTA Tour and ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 1 5
Career Singles (ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 0 7
Career Doubles (ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 0 1

Never won an ITF match but this year she looks to have stepped up and won both a singles & doubles on the WTA tour. A rising star on the up. Look out Laura!

Just seen that the 2 wins were in the Fed Cup 10 days ago, which in her ITF profile show up as WTA wins.
Yeah, I thought that was weird...

So she's beaten some random player from Montenegro in Fed Cup.. Also she played doubles today and her Jabeur won a set... Although they ultimately lost... But still if Laura can beat a past it Kookie in straights she should be able to beat this girl...

But now I am nervous for her, she is up first on centre court tomorrow!
Apr 25th, 2016 04:45 PM
Royals.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by allracquetsports View Post
Look out Laura!
Apr 25th, 2016 04:44 PM
Royals.
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

If Laura loses this match, I'm gonna protest for her retirement.

This is the easiest WTA main draw match she's gonna get.
Apr 25th, 2016 04:36 PM
allracquetsports
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Well this is Benhadi's record.

Current Year Singles (ATP*/WTA and ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 1 1
Current Year Doubles (ATP*/WTA and ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 1 2
Career Singles (ATP*/WTA Tour and ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 1 8
Career Doubles (ATP*/WTA Tour and ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 1 5
Career Singles (ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 0 7
Career Doubles (ITF Pro Circuit main draw) 0 1

Never won an ITF match but this year she looks to have stepped up and won both a singles & doubles on the WTA tour. A rising star on the up. Look out Laura!

Just seen that the 2 wins were in the Fed Cup 10 days ago, which in her ITF profile show up as WTA wins.
Apr 25th, 2016 03:31 PM
Jaisons
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

Laura should consider another career if she loses this match, I think we can all agree here
Apr 25th, 2016 03:03 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by james_von05 View Post
Pls don't jinx it.
There's nothing to jinx here. As far as I can see, this girl has never won a match in her life. Plus the two times she has played WTA Marrakech, she was bagelled (although never double bagelled). But in any case, if Laura doesn't win this in straight sets she should probably retire.
Apr 25th, 2016 02:18 PM
james_von05
Re: Return Winner: The Laura Robson support thread.

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Originally Posted by Dawson. View Post
The luck I'm not sure if Laura double bagelling a local in 28 minutes would really count as good match practise, but hey at least she'll get a MD WTA win for the first time since 2013
Pls don't jinx it.
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