Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Robson Faces Toughest Ever Test

Britain’s Laura Robson faces probably the toughest test in tennis after progressing to the second round of the US Open, with three-time champion, Kim Clijsters, up next.

Robson, ranked 89th in the world, will come up against a tennis star determined to win one last Grand Slam before retiring at the end of this season. It is a terrible hand for Robson to have been dealt, yet the experience of facing such a legend of the game should set the Brit in good stead in the future.

Very few people betting on tennis are giving Robson a chance in New York, with Clijsters set to take this tournament by storm.      

The Belgian looked fierce against 16-year-old Victoria Duval, mercilessly beating her opponent 6-3 6-1 and, after the game, gave this subverted word of warning to the rest of the field: “There isn’t really anything that I’d say I have to go out on the practice court and work on.”

Indeed, it appears that the 29-year-old has nothing to fear going into this tournament. Having won the event in 2005, 2009 and 2010, Clijsters knows just how clinical one must be in the early rounds.

Competitors with a genuine chance of making the final cannot afford to lose silly sets in the first week at Flushing Meadows, and Clijsters will no doubt bring her A-game to Robson.

It seems that whatever Robson does, she has no chance of stopping this machine that has age, physicality, experience, and desire in abundance over her. Instead of victory, what Robson will be hoping for is to hold her serve and possibly sneak a set on the tie break.

This clash will be valuable experience for Robson, but the result should not throw up too much of a surprise.

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