Lisa Raymond and Laura Robson at the Sony Open
By Jane Voigt
MIAMI, FL (March 29, 2013) — Lisa Raymond nodded at her doubles partner, Laura Robson. Way to put the ball away.
The gesture seemed parental. Given their age difference, Robson is 19 years old and Raymond a few months away from 40, the attention given to the teen fit perfectly.
Raymond is probably the most recognized face in women’s doubles. Her resume is plump with titles: 79 WTA career doubles titles; 11 women’s major titles in doubles; and a career Grand Slam in doubles to boot.
Robson, naturally, can’t compete with Raymond when it comes to doubles titles. However, over the course of the Briton’s time on tour she has wowed tennis. Last summer she and Andy Murray came up with a Silver Medal in mixed doubles at the London Olympics.
“Yeah, what about that?” Raymond said, like an older sister or college pal, while Robson blushed in front of a handful of journalists inside the crowded interview after their match.