Jan.07
2015
It’s winter in the northern hemisphere but down under it is mid-summer and things in the world of tennis are heating up. The Australian Open is the first grand slam tennis tournament of 2015 and there are plenty of beautiful, talented tennis players trying to start the year off right.

Laura Robson (born 21 January 1994) is a British tennis player, who is the current No. 24 ranked female player in Great Britain. She debuted on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior tour in 2007, and a year later won the Wimbledon Junior Girls' Championship at the age of 14. As a junior, she also twice reached the final of the girls' singles tournament at the Australian Open, in 2009 and 2010. She won her first professional tournament in November 2008.

Robson's current rank has dropped to 964 in the world in singles following a prolonged absence from the WTA tour due to a wrist injury picked up early in the 2014 season. A career high singles ranking of world number 27 was reached on 8 July 2013. She has a career high doubles ranking of number 82 but is currently unranked. She won a silver medal playing with Andy Murray in the mixed doubles at the 2012 London Olympics, with whom she also reached the 2010 Hopman Cup final.

Robson has appeared at least once in the main draw of every Grand Slam tournament. She is the first British woman since Samantha Smith at Wimbledon in 1998 to reach the fourth round of a major tournament, having done so at the 2012 US Open and the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. At the 2012 Guangzhou Women's Open, Robson became the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1990 to reach a WTA main-tour final. She was named WTA Newcomer of the Year for 2012.

Laura Robson
Laura Robson
Laura Robson
Laura Robson