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.
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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