Robson fighting fit as tennis ace bids for more consistency

27 February 2013 / 11:08

Laura Robson might have made a mark in the last two grand slam tournaments but the British number two admits consistency is the name of the game from here on out.

After winning silver at London 2012 alongside Andy Murray, Robson has gone from strength to strength – rising to 43rd in the world rankings.

This form has seen her record career-best finishes at the US Open last year, where she beat Kim Clijsters and Li Na before losing to Sam Stosur in the fourth round, and in January at the Australia Open where she reached the third round.

But after helping Great Britain secure a World Group II play-off against Argentina in the Fed Cup, Robson lost two successive matches to Daniela Hantuchova in Doha and to wildcard Yulia Putintseva in Dubai

And it is a desire to earn a seeding for Wimbledon that has Robson insisting that she needs to add some consistency to her game.

“It’s very easy to play in grand slams when you have nothing to lose,” Robson said.

“I played on some of the biggest courts in the world, which is always exciting for me. But some more consistency would be great.

“I want to be seeded at a grand slam this year, hopefully Wimbledon. That would make my life a lot easier and I’ll keep working hard to make it happen.

“Things didn’t go so well in the Middle East, but generally I’m feeling pretty good about the way things are going at the moment.

“I seem to play well in the US hard courts, so hopefully the next few tournaments will go well.”

Robson revealed that a chest infection played its part in her first-round exits in Doha and Dubai.

But having consulted a specialist Robson insists she is well on the road to recovery.

“The chest infection is in the process of clearing up. I’ll be fine for Indian Wells next month,” she added.

“I’ve had another course of antibiotics – stronger stuff – and I’m as good as new.

“It’s always tough playing when you’re a bit ill, but it was my decision to play in Doha and Dubai.

“I’m still happy that I played, but it’s been good to get back on the training court in the last few days.”

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