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Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Though she is the defending champion, our Sammy is just as famous for having as much spine as an invertebrate. Laura Robson has had two big wins in the previous rounds, has nothing to lose and will be playing without pressure. Sam on the other hand... How do you guys think events will unfold in this match and who will be the winner?
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Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

I think Laura's run will come to an end
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Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Laura has generated her own pressure for herself by beating other slam champs so that now she is expected to win.

It will not happen. Sam is playing awesome, and I like her chances against even Serena at this point, let alone a teenager.
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Unfortunately, Sam will win easily.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

It would be such a break through for Laura to take this, and it would quash the 'lucky run' naysayers. But I have a feeling Sam will pip her to the post. But I'll be ecstatic to be wrong!
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Yeah, and she'll do some more bad dancing afterwards

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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Sam is winning this, I can only assume that Laura is mentally and physically exhausted after such an amazing run... Plus Sam has been looking pretty good at this USO so far. Anyway, anybody saying that Laura's run is accidental and lucky is wrong IMO. She has steadily been improving over the years. She started from challenging JJ at Wimbledon 2010 (when Jelena was actually playing decently), Sharapova at Wimbledon 2011 and Olympics 2012 (she took them both to a tiebreak of one set in each of these matches), and she worked her way up to beating Kim Clijsters in two amazing, very close sets and Li Na by demonstrating tremendous mental stability. So, in my book, Laura is the leader of the new generation of WTA players, and the one to keep an eye on in the future
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Sam will most likely win...but then again we saw what happened against Errani at RG. Total collapse .
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Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:06 PM   #9
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Laura has never faced such a serve in her life so yeah pretty much she's screwed.
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Stosur is going down !
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

Stosur has two weapons that Robson hasn't faced yet: huge forehand and that kick-serve. But Stosur herself hasn't faced THOSE same weapons yet either..

I think Stosur wins in two tight-sets, but Robson could well surprise us.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 01:30 PM   #12
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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Stosur has two weapons that Robson hasn't faced yet: huge forehand and that kick-serve. But Stosur herself hasn't faced THOSE same weapons yet either..

I think Stosur wins in two tight-sets, but Robson could well surprise us.
And you think she's gonna face them now against Laura ?
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

If Laura was going to show signs of nerves, there's been plenty of opportunities for them to show in the last two games. Having a day off will have to help her too. I like Sam, but how can anyone be confident she'll hold it all together considering her track record?
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

It's Stosur. Who knows?
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Re: Will Sam Stosur have the nerve to beat Laura Robson?

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And you think she's gonna face them now against Laura ?
Well Robson's certainly got a good forehand, and her first serve can be brutally effective too, garnering her a first serve win percentage of over 80% against Na.

That said, I do find it hilarious that people are implying that Stosur is anything but the favourite to win here. I think Robson's losing, but I've been saying that since before she beat two seeded players in a row.
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