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Laura Robson - Samantha Stosur Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
AustraliaS Stosur66---
United KingdomL Robson44---

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  1. - - Robson gave it her all, the errors were her undoing. Plenty of drama, but Stosur was just a bit to good today. Next up for the Australian is the winner of Victoria Azarenka's match with Anna Tatishvili. That match begins shortly on Louis Armstrong. Draw

  2. - - ROBSON 4-6 4-6 - GAME, SET AND MATCH! Stosur needs to put the disappointments behind her - but it's not easily done. Robson has a spring in her step because she looked dead and buried in this match - but at 15-30 the Australian nudges in front. More match points for Stosur after a timid second serve from Robson - will this be the end? The eighth match point goes begging, but not the ninth - Robson has a chance to put the forehand down the line, but fires it long. The champion marches on.

  3. - - ROBSON 4-6 4-5 - BREAK! First point for Stosur, drilled down the line. Robson hits back, carving a delicious backhand across a narrow angle. Stosur back in front, then match points on the Stosur serve arrive with a serve that seems to go through Robson's defences. One goes long - and the next is saved with a vicious forehand return. Stosur misses an easy putaway, and suddenly Robson has a break point! And Stosur misses down the line after another big return! She's back on serve in the second set

  4. - - ROBSON 4-6 3-5 - Rare mistake from Stosur - having bossed the opening point, her finishing volley at the net is just too close to the line. Robson then crafts the next point brilliantly, only to drill the backhand into the open court well long. An error that has repeatedly cost her in this match. A fifth double fault produces a first match point for Stosur - but she misses out - as she does another FOUR times. Robson holds after a 15-minute epic of a game. It's not quite over yet!

  5. - - ROBSON 4-6 2-5 - More clinical work from Stosur - she is holding with confidence now, and after Laura Robson has had 90 seconds sat in her chair, she'll get up knowing she is serving to stay in the tournament.

  6. - - ROBSON 4-6 2-4 - Robson not finding nearly as many of those cheap points, those confident winners, that she produced at times in the first set. Every time she nudges ahead, Stosur pegs her back - or worse, Robson pegs herself back. At 40-30 up, a double fault prolongs the game. She's missed a lot of clutch points in this match - but not this time. She holds with a delightful forehand down the line that Stosur cannot chase down.

  7. - - ROBSON 4-6 1-4 - The match is now beginning to slip away. Stosur has not always closed out her matches as clinically as others on the tour would, but there's nothing wrong with this hold to fifteen. If she can repeat that twice more, she'll be in the quarter-finals as her title defence continues.

  8. - - ROBSON 4-6 1-3 - BREAK! Double fault to start the over a disheartening start, and a sloppy error on the forehand means things get worse at 0-30. Two big serves from the 18-year-old level things up, but the errors keep on coming. 28 unforced errors now, and Stosur grabs the early break. It's a long way back now, and there isn't much time to turn things around.

  9. - - ROBSON 4-6 1-2 - Tasty backhand return down the line gives Robson the first point. Stosur takes the second, but then two well-constructed points from the Brit give her two break points. Service winner from Stosur denies her the first, but Robson might have done better with the next, a second serve which she lumps down the tramlines on the backhand. She gets another chance, but another error sees the chance go by. In the end, Stosur survives, and nudges back in front. Chance slips away.

  10. - - ROBSON 4-6 1-1 - Robson is the world number 89 at present, just one down from her all-time highest, set a couple of weeks ago. She will shatter that here, whatever the result, and it will help her with getting into more prestigious tournaments. Again she is into an early lead in the game, 30-0 up in no time, before Stosur comes back. But Robson holds with some confidence, and levels in the set.

  11. - - ROBSON 4-6 0-1 - If Robson steeled herself to keep atacking at the changeover, then she has started in the right frame of mind. Two brutal returns - one an outright winner, one so deep on Stosur's toes that she can only paddle the ball into the net. But Stosur grinds her way back into the game, earns game point with an unreturnable serve, and holds when Robson nets.

  12. - - ROBSON 4-6 - BREAK AND SET! Robson overdoing it twice in a row - looking for big winners off the backhand and picking out the tramlines instead. A forehand that flies long leaves her in real trouble at 0-40 down - three set points for Stosur. Robson pounds the first away with a forehand down the line, then Stosur goes long. But the set slips by her when the 18-year-old double faults. A painful time to do it, and in the end the errors cost her the set.

  13. - - ROBSON 4-5 - Chance for Robson, who digs out a return from a serve at the body which creeps over the net, and Stosur cannot get it back. Robson thumps at the break point chance - just long. That was close, but the no half-measures approach seesm like the right approach. Two crosscourt backhands in a row break Stosur down again, but the break point goes begging as Robson is deceived by the bounce of the kick-serve. Stosur clings on - but it was far from easy.

  14. - - ROBSON 4-4 - The power of Robson from the baseline is quite something - they point to her having the weaponry required to carve out a successful career on the tour in the long term. She whistles past Stosur with a backhand, then forces her opponent to net en route to a hold to 15.

  15. - - ROBSON 3-4 - Stosur settling into a good rhythm on her own serve as well now. Initially she was surprised by Robson's power - but now she's dictating behind her own serve, and waiting for errors from the racket of Robson. Will the youngster oblige?

  16. - - ROBSON 3-3 - Some lovely forehand play from Robson - a guided shot down the line moves her 40-0 in front, and her first ace of the day wraps up the game. That was a confidence-boosting hold after losing a couple of games in succession.

  17. - - ROBSON 2-3 - More forehand errors from Robson leave her trailing at 30-0, before Stosur powers an ace down the middle. Solid hold for Stosur to hearten the Australian fans on Louis Armstrong Court, who've already had to watch a determined Lleyton Hewitt exit the tournament today.

  18. - - ROBSON 2-2 - BREAK! Stosur takes the opening point of the game on the Robson serve, adn while the 18-year-old is looking very sharp at the moment, hitting deep and hard with regularity to move to 40-15. But a double fault costs her, and she slips back to deuce. Two more forehand errors follow, and we're back on serve in the opening set.

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  20. - - ROBSON 2-1 - BREAK! Delightful return from Robson, drilling down the line, and for the moment she is out-hitting Stosur. Two break points arrive, the first opportunities of the match. Stosur biffs a forehand low over the line to stave off the first, but Robson gets her on the second - a vicious backhand return allows her to start dictating the point, and eventually Stosur buckles.

  21. - - ROBSON 1-1 - A couple of big hits put the young Brit in front. A forehand too long threatens to let Stosur back in, but the Brit finishes strongly, whipping a left-handed forehand across her opponent to seal the game. That should settle any nerves.

  22. - - ROBSON 0-1 - Stosur up and running in this match. Robson strings together a couple of good points that illustrate her power, but she also overcooks a couple of shots, including a backhand drive up the far line which goes out and seals a Stosur hold to 30.

  23. - - Perhaps unsurprisingly, Stosur and Robson have never met on the tour before. Will that be a hindrance to the seventh seed? The Australian serves first, and we're about to play.

  24. - - Robson's best moment elsewhere in the calendar year was reaching the semi-finals in Palermo. She is still only 18, but this should feel no more daunting an encounter than those she has faced in the previous two rounds.

  25. - - The players arrive on court. Robson, the junior Wimbledon champion at the age of just 14, has never gone this far into a Grand Slam. In fact, she's the first British woman into the last eight of one of the four major tournaments since 1998.

  26. 21:45 - Britain can still hope for a quarter-finalist in the women's draw. Laura Robson, who has already ended Kim Clijsters' career and beaten ninth seed Li Na, takes on defending champion Sam Stosur in Louis Armstrong Stadium next.

Laura Robson

Nationality GBR
Date of Birth 21/01/1994
Height 1.8 m
Weight 67 kg

Samantha Stosur

Nationality AUS
Date of Birth 30/03/1984
Height 1.72 m
Weight 65 kg

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