Remember Laura Robson? I barely do.

Russeljones

G.O.A.T.
When I saw her win the girl's singles at Wimbledon, she was someone I was genuinely excited about. Her cute crush on Marat was enough to convince me she had a tennis brain.

I know she had an injury that took her out for a long spell but for the rest, I fear it doesn't look good at all. The women's game is struggling and even so the British ladies are made to look mediocre by players from countries where funding is nearly non-existent.
 

Flint

Hall of Fame
Yeah I remember her, she was hot. Too long ago to remember much Tennis though. Seems like she'll never return.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Apparently, she's still nursing a wrist injury picked up last year.

But I have to admit I question her commitment to the game and desire to get back on the tour. Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me if she decided to call it quits. There seem to be too many other distractions in her life!

It's a great pity because I think she has the weapons and the game to go all the way if she really wants to. Contrast with the current British #1 woman, Heather Watson who doesn't have her weapons but has 3 times the commitment! If we could combine Laura's skills with Heather's hard work I feel sure we'd have a future British women's champion on our hands for the first time since the days of Wade and Barker!

In the meantime, the curse of British tennis continues! :(
 
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jelle v

Hall of Fame
In the picture on the boat, she's on the far right.
Aha, I see now.. thanks! At first I thought it was the second one on the right.

I don't think I would recognize her (or any lower ranked player) on the street in normal clothes. Just so used to seeing tennis players in tennis clothing. You rarely see them in normal clothing.
 

Capulin Zurdo

Hall of Fame
Apparently, she's still nursing a wrist injury picked up last year.

But I have to admit I question her commitment to the game and desire to get back on the tour. Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me if she decided to call it quits. There seem to be too many other distractions in her life!

It's a great pity because I think she has the weapons and the game to go all the way if she really wants to. Contrast with the current British #1 woman, Heather Watson who doesn't have her weapons but has 3 times the commitment! If we could combine Laura's skills with Heather's hard work I feel sure we'd have a future British women's champion on our hands for the first time since the days of Wade and Barker!

In the meantime, the curse of British tennis continues! :(
Blimey! I more than so hope for her resurgent return; I was thoroughly impressed by her. Also agree, I do hope British tennis comes forth to really challenge other countries.
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
I won't say she's not attractive, because that'd be a lie. And actually she was one of my favorite WTA players before she got injured. However, you're definitely in the minority on this board with that statement.
Yes, Backspin1183 is one of the minority.
 

Devil_dog

Hall of Fame
I haven't seen this match before, thanks for sharing.

The first time I've watched her play I was blown away by her ground game, loved her strokes, and overall I feel she proved to be an adequate player.
I hadn't seen her play in so long that I'd forgotten what a powerful game she has. Injury-free, she could be capable of really challenging the top tier of women players like Masha, Serena, Simona, etc. IMHO. But she doesn't seem to have a sense of urgency to get back into the game. It's too bad, really.
 

Flint

Hall of Fame
Robson Vs Genie

Who do I think is hotter? Robson

Who do I think will have the better Tennis career? Genie
 

Gytha

Legend
she competed in a couple of ITF tournaments this month but did't make it out of qualies in either :( shame she got injured as she was really promising a couple of years back, high ranking of 28 I think? No idea if she'll make it back or not but I wish her well.
 

Jokervich

Semi-Pro
Apparently, she's still nursing a wrist injury picked up last year.

But I have to admit I question her commitment to the game and desire to get back on the tour. Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me if she decided to call it quits. There seem to be too many other distractions in her life!

It's a great pity because I think she has the weapons and the game to go all the way if she really wants to. Contrast with the current British #1 woman, Heather Watson who doesn't have her weapons but has 3 times the commitment! If we could combine Laura's skills with Heather's hard work I feel sure we'd have a future British women's champion on our hands for the first time since the days of Wade and Barker!

In the meantime, the curse of British tennis continues! :(
Young attractive females in tennis always lose focus and achieve way below their potential. Look at what happened to Kournikova. Look at what's happening to Bouchard. Sharapova should be a 10+ grand slam champion with her talent. Ivanovic has also barely ever made it to the 2nd week of a grand slam despite all her talent.

In contrast, when a female doesn't have looks to fall back on, they actually do well in the sport. Classic example is Serena Williams. Because there is a discrimination in the modelling industry towards tall skinny white women, Serena has actually had to rely on her tennis skills to make a living.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
Sharapova should be a 10+ grand slam champion with her talent.


Sharapova is lucky to have won the Slams she has.

Also I can't envision how you can be a 10+ GS champion if you can't win a single match against your main rival in 12 YEARS!

Young attractive females in tennis always lose focus and achieve way below their potential.
Bollocks. Being young and attractive didn't stop Graf from becoming the female GOAT
 
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CCNM

Hall of Fame
I miss Laura R too-hope she gets better healthwise. Still don't know how Steffi ended up with Agassi (or vice versa).....
 

bezs

G.O.A.T.
Hopefully her wrist recovers well enough for her to have at least another good go on the WTA Tour.
 


Sharapova is lucky to have won the Slams she has.

Also I can't envision how you can be a 10+ GS champion if you can't win a single match against your main rival in 12 YEARS!



Bollocks. Being young and attractive didn't stop Graf from becoming the female GOAT
Graf :eek:

At least take Evert as an example.
 

Kalin

Legend
Steffi had a big nose; the rest of her was perfect.

And Masha hasn't won more because of her limited game; not because of her beautiful green eyes. Plus, it's not only Serena who has stopped her. If Masha really had the game for 10+ titles she'd have found a way to beat Serena (at least some of the time) already.
 

Flint

Hall of Fame
I think she can get back to where she was if her body/wrist allows to do so by not getting injured again and again like Del Potro.

If she went from here to the end of her career with no more injuries I think she would get back to fulfilling her potential.
 

HRB

Hall of Fame
Apparently, she's still nursing a wrist injury picked up last year.

But I have to admit I question her commitment to the game and desire to get back on the tour. Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me if she decided to call it quits. There seem to be too many other distractions in her life!

It's a great pity because I think she has the weapons and the game to go all the way if she really wants to. Contrast with the current British #1 woman, Heather Watson who doesn't have her weapons but has 3 times the commitment! If we could combine Laura's skills with Heather's hard work I feel sure we'd have a future British women's champion on our hands for the first time since the days of Wade and Barker!

In the meantime, the curse of British tennis continues! :(
Yeah, Konta made Semi's of a slam...she's a Brit...that 's the kinda "curse" I'd love to be "burdened" with! Right now she is playing like the next breakthrough player...like Kerber 2 years ago.
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
Terrible luck continues.

Laura Robson's comeback has stalled again as her wrist continues to cause problems.

The 22-year-old has pulled out of what was scheduled to be her first WTA Tour event of the season in Monterrey next week, with Robson's agent telling Press Association Sport her wrist is "coming along slowly".

The former British No.1 first began to experience problems ahead of the 2014 season and had surgery on her left wrist, from which she finally returned last summer.

But she brought an early end to her 2015 season after only eight tournaments when she began to experience pain again.

Robson, ranked down at 553, talked positively about her latest comeback, which began at a small tournament in Florida last month.

She lost her first match there but did win two matches at another low-key event before pulling out of a third this week.

Robson's agent indicated she is still hoping to play at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells next month, which is one of the biggest tournaments on the WTA Tour.
 
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