Remember Laura Robson? I barely do.

clout

Hall of Fame
Anyone remember Melanie Oudin? Because I completely forgot about her existence until we began talking about players we haven't heard of in ages.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Anyone remember Melanie Oudin? Because I completely forgot about her existence until we began talking about players we haven't heard of in ages.
She retired in 2017, hadn't played since 2016. She suffered a number of injuries just like Laura.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
She retired in 2017, hadn't played since 2016. She suffered a number of injuries just like Laura.
Oh true. It's always unfortunate when a player has to end their career due to an injury, especially someone as young as Oudin, as I don't believe she's that old. That run at the '09 USO when she was like 16 was simply incredible. I believe she beat four established Russians in a row including household names like Sharapova and Dementieva. Sucks she was never able to refind that form.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
barely remember and this thread's from six years ago. ooof

i remember her for being a looker but yeah, for some reason most of the pretty ones underperform. i guess it's a ton easier to cash in from standing in front of a camera than playing tennis. cant blame them
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
I was playing Virtua tennis 4 on my Vita the other day and for the included players it has the main suspects you would expect such as Fed/Djokovic/Murray/Sharapova/Venus and then you have the lesser greats but still well known players like Del Potro/Monfils/Ivanovic and then who else did they include to fill the roster? Laura Robson... :-D:-D:-D
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
She had her third hip surgery in late January, sounds like this one really could be it.

http://instagr.am/p/CKUIYOdBM7R/
I feel sorry for Laura that she was unable to fulfill her potential as a great tennis player, she may have been the Andy Murray of the WTA. However, all is not lost because she has earned her stripes as a pundit so she will make a career out of commentating. I've heard her call matches and she's not bad.
 
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After she left teenage years she was never in shape. Seems like many WTA have lack of professionalism.
 
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