Re: Player forum request thread
Laura Robson. Yes, I know that there are players ranked far higher than her without a their own subsection (such as Lepchenko, due to enter the top 20 on Monday). However, her popularity more than merits one. In the 6 years that Laura has had a thread in S&C, she has averaged over 900 posts a year in them and is responsible for more than 50% of the total thread views in the S&C section (also that people have been requesting the subsection since '08). This indicates that there's been a large number of fans for a sustained period of time. She has had a comparable number of posts about her to Kerber's chat thread (the difference is something like 60 posts, less than 10%), indicating her popularity at this time. Given that it's unlikely that Laura's going to disappear from the scene any time soon, those numbers are probably going to stay relatively steady, or increase further as she sees more more consistent success.
Essentially, Laura's got the activity to justify having her own section, and maintain it (as she has for years). Barring catastrophe she should have a year end ranking high enough to justify it as well.