Laura Robson

  • British tennis number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open April 18, 2014

    British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the Australian Open first round to Kirsten Flipkens and will travel to the...
  • Stosur hires former Murray coach Maclagan November 7, 2013

    Melbourne: Former US Open champion Sam Stosur has turned to Andy Murray's former coach Miles Maclagan to help reverse her slide down the world rankings, Tennis Australia said on Thursday. The 29-year-old Australian, who has dropped to 18th in the world from fourth in 2011, failed to get beyond the third...
  • Sabine Lisicki, Kimiko Date-Krumm advance at Japan Open October 8, 2013

    Osaka: Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 7-5, 7-6 (1) to reach the second round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The second-seeded Lisicki struggled with a right wrist injury after making her first Grand Slam singles final and has yet to win more than...
  • Li Na avenges loss to Robson, makes US Open 4th round August 30, 2013

    New York: Li Na avenged her third-round loss to Laura Robson in last year's US Open, winning their rematch at the same stage Friday. The fifth-seeded Li rallied from down a break in the second set for a 6-2, 7-5 victory. In 2012, Li was seeded ninth, while Robson was ranked...
  • Robson falls to Kanepi in Wimbledon round four July 1, 2013

    London: Laura Robson failed in her quest to become the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals since 1984, falling 7-6 (6), 7-5 in an error-filled match to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Robson, the first British woman to reach the second week at Wimbledon since 1998, was ahead 5-2 in...
  • Kaia Kanepi confident ahead of Laura Robson clash June 30, 2013

    London: After registering an easy victory against American wildcard Alison Riske, the world number 46 Kaia Kanepi is all set for the challenge against Laura Robson in Wimbledon's last 16. Meanwhile, Robson came from behind to defeat New Zealand's Marina Erakovic to book her place in the last 16. "It's not...
  • Youzhny looms for Murray, Tomic booms June 30, 2013

    London: Russian Mikhail Youzhny loomed on Andy Murray's horizon and Australian Bernard Tomic hurtled back on to the grand slam radar as an unpredictable Wimbledon neared its halfway point on Saturday. Youzhny, the 20th seed, beat Viktor Troicki in straight sets to reach the last 16 while bad-boy Tomic continued...
  • Laura Robson reaches fourth round at Wimbledon June 29, 2013

    London: Still only 19, Laura Robson is busy accumulating a list of accomplishments that include the words "first British woman since." At last year's U.S. Open, she became the first British woman since 1991 to reach the fourth round there. Thanks to a 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 comeback victory Saturday over Marina...
  • Is Wimbledon's Wednesday mayhem the first sign of tennis transition? June 27, 2013

    Legends are made here runs the promo of the Wimbledon 2013 with Pete Sampras and a teary-eyed Roger Federer lifting the silver gilt cup. This edition of The Championships has so far made legend-killers. Without a glint of exaggeration names like Roger Federer - a seven-time champion at the...
  • Robson upsets 10th-seeded Kirilenko at Wimbledon June 26, 2013

    London: Laura Robson became the first British woman to defeat a top-10 player at the All England Club in 15 years when she beat 10th-seeded Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4 in the first round at Wimbledon on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Robson followed in the footsteps of Sam Smith, who upset No. 7...
  • Laura Robson beats Venus Williams in Rome May 14, 2013

    Rome: Laura Robson overcame strong winds to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 6-2 at the Italian Open on Monday and set up a second-round match with top-ranked Serena Williams. Both players struggled with the wind at the Foro Italico, with Robson hitting eight double-faults and Venus six, although Venus' errors came at...
  • Robson, Suarez Navarro pull off upset wins in Madrid May 7, 2013

    Madrid: Britain's Laura Robson and Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro conjured up big first-round upset victories at the Madrid Open when they surprised fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and ninth-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur on Monday. Robson, the world number 41, thumped Radwanska 6-3 6-1 on the clay at the Magic Box...
  • Japan Open: Sam Stosur breezes into the semi-finals November 16, 2012

    Osaka: Top-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia moved into the Japan Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Jamie Hampton of the United States on Friday. Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, broke her unseeded opponent's serve seven times in the quarterfinal while never facing a break point herself. Stosur, ranked...
  • Defending champ Stosur ends Robson's run September 3, 2012

    New York: Defending champion Sam Stosur ended the giant-killing run of 18-year-old Briton Laura Robson with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 win in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday. The Australian came from a break down to win the first set and held off a late fight-back by Robson...
  • Giant-killing Robson knocks Li Na out of US Open November 16, 2012

    New York: British teenager Laura Robson faces a former Grand Slam champion in her next match at the US Open, which shouldn't feel the least bit intimidating. Not after she beat four-time major winner Kim Clijsters and 2011 French Open champ Li Na in three days. Next up is Sam Stosur,...
  • Kim Clijsters retires after US open exit November 16, 2012

    New York: Preparing for what she knew would be her last professional tennis tournament, Kim Clijsters — four-time Grand Slam title winner and mother of 4-year-old Jada — devoted her effort and energy to the US Open. Family time needed to wait a tad longer. "She was like, 'Why don't you come...
  • Azarenka-Mirnyi win gold in mixed doubles August 6, 2012

    London: The Belarusian pair of Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi held their nerve in a tiebreak for the gold medal to beat Britain's Andy Murray and Laura Robson on Sunday. Murray was angling for his second gold of the day after beating Roger Federer to win the men's singles, but he...