Found August 31, 2012 on
Tennis Panorama :
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 I’m playing very good,” Robson said.
“I have had lots of tough matches against some experienced opponents, so, you know, the way I see it, it was the time to start winning a few of them.”
The win moves the 89th ranked Robson into the fourth round where she’ll face US Open defending champion Samantha Stosur for a place in the quarterfinals. She is now the first British woman to reach the round of 16 since 1998.
Samantha Stosur’s match was a tale of two sets – one tight and the other easy in her 7-6, 6-2 win over 31st seed American Varvara Lepchenko. The seventh seed from Australia has never played Robson and disc
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FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Kim Clijsters has played her last singles match. The Belgian saying that she would call it a career after this tournament, fell in the second round of the US Open 7-6 (4), 7-6(5) to British 18-year-old Laura Robson. The loss which ended the Belgian’s, career also snapped a 22-match winning streak which last over seven years. Her last loss at the...