Robson confident ahead of SW19

  • Last Updated: June 14 2013, 17:56 BST

British number one Laura Robson is confident that her form will pick up in time for Wimbledon.

Laura Robson: Says her form will pick up
Laura Robson: Says her form will pick up

Robson thrilled the nation last summer when she partnered Andy Murray to a silver medal in the mixed doubles during the Olympics, but her form has been up and down since.

The 19-year-old has suffered disappointing early exits to weaker opposition in Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells and most recently in Birmingham, where she lost to world number 60 Daniela Hantuchova.

Those results have come alongside much better performances in grand slams such as the Australian Open and the US Open, where she claimed the prize scalps of Petra Kvitova and Li Na respectively.

She therefore hopes she can raise her game again at the All England Club in just over two weeks' time.

"I tend to play well in the big matches so I'm hopeful it will stay that way for Wimbledon," Robson told Press Association Sport.

"I think all players tend to try to hit their best around the slams and peak for those events.

"I practiced at Wimbledon on the courts this morning so I'm getting ready and hopefully it will go well."

Robson's performances in majors, and her recent victory over Venus Williams in Rome, mean she has climbed the rankings.

Her current position of 37 gives her an outside chance of being seeded for Wimbledon.

The fact that she has not been seeded has gone against Robson in the past as she has been drawn in the first round against big names like former world no.1 Jelena Jankovic and former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone.

She is not fussed about whether she is seeded or not, however.

"I'm not quite sure if I will be seeded. Hopefully I will be, but then you always just have to beat who's in front of you so I am happy either way," Robson said.

The Australia-born star admits her chances of progressing to the second round, or perhaps the third round for the first time, could be improved if she is drawn on Centre Court - where she won the girls' title five years ago and where she collected her Olympic medal last summer.

"It is my favourite court so I would love to be out there again," Robson said.

"I enjoyed being part of the Olympics. It was an amazing few weeks of sport, along with the Paralympics as well, which was incredible to watch, so hopefully everyone who watched that will be watching Wimbledon."

Robson took time out from her schedule today to launch a new Virgin Active initiative with founder Sir Richard Branson.

Robson's next stop will be the grass courts of Eastbourne, where she will attempt to bounce back from her disappointing exit from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

Then she will play in all singles, women's doubles and the mixed doubles with Colin Fleming at Wimbledon.

Robson recently split with Zeljko Krajan and is now being coached by Miles Maclagan, who has worked with Murray.

The teenager will not decide whether the arrangement will be a permanent one until after Wimbledon.

She added: "We have only been working together for a week so we still have a lot to work on.

"For the moment it is temporary but we will see how it goes."


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