Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Injured defending champion Robson loses tough 3rd round match

This is a match that--if you look at the stats--ended the way it should have, with a win by the unseeded Quirine Lemoine. But the 6-2, 4-6, 8-6 score also represents major come-from-behind action by 2nd seed and defending junior champion Laura Robson, whose back injury made it difficult for her to move on the court. Every time it looked as though Lemoine was about to win, Robson would somehow come up with a way to extend the match. She didn't come up with quite enough, though, and goes out in the third round. Robson had a wild card into the main draw, too, but lost in the first round to Daniela Hantuchova.

Last year's finalist, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn--seeded 4th--won her third round match against Tamaryn Hendler.


Anonymous said...

She's impressive all around. I wish I could've seen that match and the women's doubles match that went 13-11 in the 3rd. Keep it up, Laura.


Diane said...

I think Laura is quite impressive, too, and wish her the best. She would be such a great addition to the upper level of the tour.