Laura Robson To Play Her First WTA Tour Event This Week In Luxembourg

by The Insider on October 21, 2008 · 0 comments

in WTA News

Laura Robson, the 14 year old British players is set to make her WTA tour debut at the Luxembourg event this week. I think this is really going to be one step too much.

The confident, bubbly Robson became the first home winner of the junior tournament at the All England Club since Annabel Croft in 1984 when she marched to victory in July this year. But Croft has told the youngster that the women’s tour can be an unforgiving and lonely place.

“I’m still going to play juniors in the big events next year and just work my way into the women’s tour because there is no rush at all.”

Robson is going to be one of the youngest players on tour for quite some time. Im not really too sure I’m looking forward to seeing her play. I think she is still a long way from developing fully and there is way too much pressure already coming from the British press.

I’m an Aussie currently based in the UK, and from my point of view the British press tend to really hype up new stars, then putting so much pressure on them to succeed ultimately leads to their downfall. This has happened with so many potential stars in the past, however it seems lately British sports stars are actually getting results, Andy Murray, Luis Hamilton and more.

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