Laura Robson Upsets Petra Kvitova At 2013 Australian Open; Victoria Azarenka Advances

Laura Robson (click to enlarge)

The last time I saw Laura Robson at a tennis Major, she was ending the singles career of Kim Clijsters, my favorite player since Monica Seles, at the 2012 US Open. It was a difficult moment to watch, but at the same time I had to applaud the young, talented up and coming Robson. Well, she didn’t end the singles career of Petra Kvitova. However, she did end Petra’s 2013 Australian Open, 2-6 6-3 11-9. As I said before, Laura is talented. Still, I wonder how much of this upset was Laura’s talent and how much was Petra’s inconsistency. The quality of play the first two sets was inconsistent. The final set was terrific. Laura is only 18. She is definitely one to watch. No British player has won the Wimbledon singles title since Virginia Wade won in 1977. Robson, who won the junior Wimbledon Girls title when she was 14, just might have the best shot at following in her footsteps.

 

Victoria Azarenka (click to enlarge)

With all the bagels Maria Sharapova has been dropping on opponents, the resurgence of Venus Williams and Serena’s injury scare, Victoria Azarenka has quitely been  her normal dominant self through two rounds. Vika dismissed Eleni Danilidou 1 and love to advance to the 3rd round. The defending champion looks intent on a repeat. But there is a long way to go before that can come to fruition.

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VICTORIA AZARENKA

 

SERENA WILLIAMS

 

LAURA ROBSON

 

MARIA KIRILENKO

 

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

 

ELENA VESNINA

 

YANINA WICKMAYER

 

SLOANE STEPHENS

 

 

3 thoughts on “Laura Robson Upsets Petra Kvitova At 2013 Australian Open; Victoria Azarenka Advances

  1. Pingback: 2013 Australian Open (tennis) - Page 2 - LPGA Tour Forum

    • Yes, she is. Tough loss to Sloane, but Laura will be fine. We will see a lot from her, possibly sooner than later.

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