Saturday, 5 July 2008
Robson wins Wimbledon
For the second year in a row there's a British Wimbledon winner. Last year Jamie Murray had his moment in the sun, this year Laura Robson won the girls junior event. At long last it looks like British tennis is heading in the right direction.
To put her achievement in context it's worth remembering that players up to 18 can enter the tournament and Robson is only 14. And en route to the title she beat both the No 1 and No 3 seed.
All the signs are that she has a bright future ahead. But it's also worth remembering that the previous British women's player to win junior Wimbledon, Annabel Croft, never made it past the third round of a Slam and quit the game at 21.
So it's great to have a potential future star but it's not a given that she will be able to make the step up. The good news is she seems so grounded and normal that I don't think the success will stop her putting in the required work.
But hey, we can worry about the future another day. For the time being lets bask in the glory of another Brit winning on grass!
Click here to see brief highlights from the BBC including a down the line winner Federer would be proud of.