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Old Dec 30th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #695
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Re: Laura Robson: The Silver Medal Years 2012-

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Originally Posted by Djo-Coeur View Post
I wonder why Laura is still in China. Wouldn't it be preferable to play in Australia, Auckland or Brisbane?
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Three potential reasons:

1) Money: Shenzhen is a 500K event, not a 235K. It makes some financial sense to go there instead.
2) Nostalgia: Asia is where she had her best run to date in Guangzhou. She might feel that the court in Shenzhen favours her more than the Aussie courts.
3) Weaker draw: The cutoff to get into Shenzhen is 102, Auckland's is in the 70s and Brisbane is a premier where most of the top 10 is playing.

Essentially, Shenzhen is where she has the greatest chance of seeing the best possible return on the investment of flying out there.
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