Laura Robson; Wimbledon wildcard, Injury hell, US Open 2012, Silver Medal, Retirement? & Honesty!

Laura Robson’s story is a sad one, from top 30 ranked, big wins at the US Open, Silver medal at the Olympics and then injury hell!

There are moments in sport you just don’t forget and what she did at the US Open in 2012 was magnificent. I remember staying up and watching her against Kim Clijsters and Li Na and Sam Stosur as she made it round four and it was a great moment for British fans and even in such an injury hit career and only 24 years old she has given us a lot of memories and hopefully more to come.

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The 24 year old has always been open and honest and being ranked outside the top 300 in the world she could either enter Wimbledon qualifying or could be handed a wildcard which she says she would decline.

Two wrist surgeries which kept her out for almost two years and a hip injury which has been pestering her since the Australian Open, Laura has considered quitting tennis at just 24 but the love of the game keeps her going as she believes she can get back to where she once was.

When asked about a wildcard for Wimbledon Laura said;

“Even if Wimbledon offered me a main-draw wildcard, I wouldn’t take it. I don’t think it would be fair to someone else who could have the opportunity when I have barely played all year. For the qualifiers, definitely. But the main draw? I don’t think so.

I think if Laura is offered one she should take it. There are many players on tour who just take wildcard after wildcard and do absolutely nothing and it will be nice for Laura herself to hopefully play on one of the big stages and the British fans.

 

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