Hopefully the surgery went well though. It's all about the recovery now. Didn't expect her to have it so fast. Thought it was arranged for next month or something.
Didn't think it was surprising to be honest. Laura had obviously looked at her options extensively and even sought advice from Del Potro. There's no point waiting really because it would just be a waste of time when she's already decided. After the announcement I half thought that she might have been flying to the Mayo Clinic the next day!
Hope the recovery goes well. A brave decision to have the surgery so early in her career although maybe it couldn't be helped - not too dissimilar to Muguruza's situation.
As long as she didnt say she will be out for the rest of the season we should think she will be back soon
The skin is just cosmetic and a few days of fresh air will put it right. After 6 weeks in a cast, Laura will have significant muscle loss in her forearm and this will take weeks to get back, on top of the physio & rehabilitation of the wrist & tendons.
Even when the arm & wrist are about ready, how long does it take to get her game back together?
They only have about a month off in November then tennis pros are back training and hitting for many hours a day in preparation for the new season. Wouldn't you expect at least 3 months of physical rehab and preparation before full match fitness is achieved?
If you are an up and coming tennis professional aiming for the top then there is only one thing worse than seeing your BFF win a Slam before you, and that is seeing your ex-BFF win a slam before you.
Genie B has all the control and discipline that Laura lacks & does everything right but somehow I find her uninspiring to watch.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a maiden Slam - then again Mlle Sharapova has just levelled at 1 set all so there is a way to go yet. Laura will soon have about 100 places to make up on Genie so lets hope her career takes off next year.
After a total collapse in Genie's game Laura still has a chance of beating her to a maiden slam.
If wishes were horses ....
Last edited by allracquetsports : Jun 5th, 2014 at 03:43 PM.