2020 has not been a year with too much to shout about and with a shorten than usual calendar not too much happening in the tennis world. However, some good news in a tough year is the welcome return of former British number one Laura Robson to a tennis court after 19 months out.
26 year old Robson who of course is an Olympic medalist and ran riot at Flushing Meadows in 2012 has been hampered by injuries during her career. Early on in her career the Brit was having wrist problems and had wrist surgery on two occasions. Over the last couple of years Laura has been having hip problems and had surgery twice on her hips and didn’t know whether she would be able to return to tennis.
It was just a couple of months back I was looking back to the incredible run Laura Robson went on at 18 in New York. At the 2012 US Open the Brit produced a stunning run of results including wins over Li Na and former US Open champion Kim Clijsters.
To see Laura back on the court is great for her and for British Tennis. After almost two years without being on the court it was a special moment for Laura to be back at Roehampton and practicing comfortably.
As Laura said it has been down to a “ridiculous amount of rehab and hard work” and should be proud. It would have been easy to call it a day but after four major surgeries during her career she keeps fighting back and that is commendable.
For Laura, I do hope this is the start of a comeback and we see her playing competitive tennis back on the tour soon.