Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Reasons to be cheerful

After a pretty desperate weekend of Davis Cup action at Wimbledon, in the past few days there have been some encouraging signs for British tennis fans - who, by definition, are eternal optimists.

Firstly, Laura Robson reached the semi's in the LTA event in Shrewsbury, an impressive run for a 14 year old in her first pro event. In the end she was beaten by Maret Ani (the second seed) but Robson went down fighting taking a set of Ani who is 105 in the world.

Even the eternal optimists have just cause for giving up on womens tennis in the UK so Robson is a breath of fresh air. I really hope she is the real deal.

Meanwhile fellow Brit Ross Hutchins won the dubs in China with his Aussie partner Stephen Huss. He'll enjoy the win and lets hope the winning feeling is catching.

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