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Photos – The Laura Robson Story


Laura Robson (born 21 January 1994) is a British tennis player.

She debuted on the 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 tournament on the ITF Women’s Circuit in November 2008.

In singles tennis, Robson was the first British woman since Samantha Smith at Wimbledon in 1998 to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament, doing 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 Tour final, where she lost to Hsieh Su-wei.

She was named WTA Newcomer of the Year for 2012 and reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 27 the following year.

In doubles, she won a silver medal in the mixed doubles at the 2012 London Olympics playing with Andy Murray, with whom she also reached the 2010 Hopman Cup final.

She has a career-high doubles ranking of No. 82 (July 2013).

Robson suffered from various injuries throughout the 2014 and 2015 seasons, notably to her left wrist for which she had surgery in April 2014, resulting in multiple prolonged absences from the WTA Tour.

She dropped out of the world rankings in early 2015, returning at No. 906 in July 2015.

Since returning to full-time tennis in January 2016 post-injury, Robson has struggled with form and not managed to return to the top 150 in singles tennis.

In July 2018, Robson underwent hip surgery.