Found August 31, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Tennis__australian_f228
Newcomers seem intent on giving this US Open a futuristic look. On a day of brilliant sunshine at Flushing Meadows, Southern Cal star Steve Johnson overcame the erratic but very talented Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 while Britain's Laura Robson caused her second upset in three days by ousting No. 9 seed Li Na 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. Some young players make a smooth transition out of college or the junior ranks and some really struggle. Johnson got over "an uncomfortable feeling" in his first pro matches by winning an ATP Challenger at Aptos, Calif., and is starting to look as if he belongs. Listening to the advice of his college coach, Peter Smith, to whom he speaks every day, Johnson made a good decision in the summer. "The first couple of weeks when I played ATP events I felt a little more pressure just because I had come off a great college season (32-0) and hadn't lost in a while. I just didn't feel quite comfortable with the surroundings and mad...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

British teen Robson posts another upset at US Open

Laura Robson dissolved into giggles at a reference to British boy band One Direction. Yes, she's definitely 18. She also has beaten two former Grand Slam champions at the U.S. Open. Robson will go for three in a row in her next match. The British teen upset 2011 French Open winner Li Na in the third round Friday, two days after she ended the career of four-time major champ...

British Teen Robson Stuns Li Na, Will Play Stosur next at US Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Great Britain’s Laura Robson upset another major champion in her current  run  at the US Open. The 18-year-old  who dismissed Kim Clijsters on Wednesday continued to knock off major champions on Friday with a 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2 victory over 9th seed and 2011 French Open champion Li Na. “I have just worked hard over the last few weeks and I feel like...

Stosur tops Robson to move to US Open quarters

Sam Stosur ended Laura Robson's string of victories over former Grand Slam winners Sunday and kept her own hopes alive for a repeat U.S. Open title. Stosur needed nine match points to finally end the British teen's run, winning 6-4, 6-4. The seventh-seeded Aussie closed out the match when she came in for a ball that ticked the net and knocked an unreturnable shot deep to...

Stosur Stops Robson at US Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – It took nine match points, but defending US open champion Samantha Stosur put away feisty British teen Laura Robson 6-4, 6-4 for a berth in the round of 16. “I thought it was a good match, Stosur said. “I thought I played, you know, pretty well.  Towards the end there, probably stepped it up another gear when I had those match points and couldn’t quite...
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.