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Tennis: Hopes high for teenager Robson despite Wimbledon loss

June 22, 2010

Laura Robson, who is not even full- time on the professional circuit, may have lost 3-6, 6-7 to Jelena Jankovic, but shows huge promise on the court.

Tennis prodigy Robson has recently caused controversy in the press following a interview in Vogue that branded her female rivals ‘sluts’ who make a ‘bad name for themselves’ by dating so many men. Robson claims she prefers turning in early to wild nights out, dislikes drinking and hates smoking.

But her clean living approach obviously works, judging by her performance at Wimbledon yesterday.

It was a contest that could have proved a mismatch. 16 year old Robson is 232 places in the rankings below her opponents, and she has only one WTA Tour to her name. 23 year old Jankovic has already reached the semi- final at the French Open. But the Brit never looked out of place against her opponent.

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Although she lost the first set 6-3, in the second set, she broke her opponent’s serve and took her to a tiebreak before losing it 7-6. Robson saved four match points and hit 13 aces.

Robson said about Jankovic: ‘She’s number four in the world for a reason, she played well. ‘I thought [playing on Centre] was going to be a lot more overwhelming, but the court’s not as big as it seems on TV.

‘I was a lot more nervous when I woke up yesterday morning and then when I got into the court I was just trying to focus on not losing 6-0 6-0.’

Laura has vowed to make tennis her ‘number one priority’ so she can win Wimbledon one day. “Ideally I would have liked to have won it this year, but that’s obviously not going to happen,” she added.

Chloe Hibbert, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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