Laura Robson is a talented British tennis player who debuted on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2007. She started playing tennis “as soon as she could hold a tennis racquet”, and she entered a junior tennis academy at age seven. She turned professional in 2008, at the age of just 14, and reached the fourth round of the 2012 US Open and the 2013 Wimbledon tournament. She won the Wimbledon Junior Girls’ Championship right before turning professional as well as she won silver in the mixed doubles competition at the 2012 London Olympics for Great Britain, playing alongside Andy Murray. Laura made her TV show debut on 25th June 2011, in the news series “Breakfast”. Additionally, Robson announced her retirement from tennis on 16th May 2022, aged 28.
Laura Robson Famous For
- Being a British tennis player.
- For winning silver in the mixed doubles competition at the 2012 London Olympics.
What Nationality is Laura Robson?
Laura Robson stepped into the world for the very first time on 21st January 1994 in Melbourne, Australia. She holds Australian nationality and she belongs to the Australian-white ethnicity. Similarly, her religious belief is in the Christian religion and her race is white. Laura recently celebrated her 28th birthday in the January of 2022 and as per her birth date, her zodiac sign is Aquarius. She is the daughter of her father, Andrew Robson (Oil Executive), and her mother, Kathy Robson (Sports Coach and Former Professional Basketball Player). She also has two siblings, Nick Robson (Brother) (Professional Swimmer), and Emily (Sister).
Regarding Laura’s education, she attended Tanglin Trust School and then to the United Kingdom when she was six.
How was the Tennis Career of Laura Robson?
- Laura Robson conceived her career by starting training at the National Tennis Centre as her first tournament on the Junior ITF Circuit was in 2007 where she reached the finals of three tournaments in the first half of 2008 but was also eliminated before the third round in three straight tournaments.
- She competed in her first junior Grand Slam at the Wimbledon girls’ event, as an unseeded player and beat top seed Melanie Oudin on her way to the finals where she defeated third seed Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.
- Her victory made her the first British player to win the girls’ event since Annabel Croft in 1984.
- She was shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year at the end of the year but lost out to Paralympic swimmer Eleanor Simmonds.
- She then entered the junior tournament of the 2009 Australian Open, where she was seeded fifth and claimed the top ranking of the ITF Junior Tour in April.
- She was the top seed in the junior competition at the French Open but was defeated in round two by Sandra Zaniewska.
- She entered the US Open unseeded due to her focusing on her senior career and faced Yana Buchina of Russia in her semifinal. Despite starting strongly, she tired, losing the match in three sets.
- Robson was unseeded and defeated Belinda Woolcock, Yulia Putintseva, and Cristina Dinu to reach the quarterfinals in the junior singles at the 2010 Australian Open.
- Laura Robson made her debut on the ITF Women’s Circuit circuit at a $10k tournament in Limoges, France, and was then given a wildcard into the main draw of the $75k event in Shrewsbury.
- She was given another wildcard into the $50k in Barnstaple but was defeated in three sets in her first-round match against the seventh seed Angelique Kerber.
- Her first match on the WTA Tour was courtesy of a wildcard into the Luxembourg Open but, she lost in the first round against world No. 42, Iveta Benesova.
- She returned to the junior circuit for the first half of 2009 and faced former world No. 5 and 2002 Wimbledon quarterfinalist, Daniela Hantuchova, in the first round but lost despite being a break up in the second set.
- She received also a wildcard into the US Open qualifying in August 2009 and entered the qualifying draw at the Luxembourg Open on 17th October.
- In the final round of qualifying, she lost to Maria Elena Camerin and defeated Tetyana Arefyeva in the second round but was defeated in the quarterfinals by Vitalia Diatchenko.
- Laura started the 2010 season playing with Andy Murray in the Hopman Cup, as part of Britain’s first team in the tournament since 1992.
- She lost her opening match to Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan however she was granted a wildcard in the qualifying draw for the women’s singles of the Australian Open.
- Then She went on to win her first-ever match on the WTA Tour after her opponent Stefanie Vogele retired during the second set of their first-round match.
- She received a wildcard for Wimbledon and faced fourth seed Jelena Jankovic to whom she lost in two sets whereas her next competitive match did not come till the end of August 2010, when she entered the qualifying tournament for the US Open.
- Robson announced on 21st September 2010 that she was to split with her coach Martijn Bok, as Bok was unwilling to meet her more demanding 2011 tour schedule.
- She next competed in the Pan Pacific Open and beat world No. 57, Anastasija Sevastova but, Laura was defeated in the first round of the main draw by the experienced 31-year-old player Greta Arn.
- Later she hired a new coach, Frenchman Patrick Mouratoglou, and moved her working base to Paris for the 2011 season.
- Her season was disrupted by injury at the Hopman Cup and she did not compete in a tournament until March 2011.
- Her best performance to date came at the $50k tournament at Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, where she reached the semifinals.
- She won her three qualifying matches to advance into the main draw at the US Open and in the first round of the main draw, she was leading when her opponent, Ayumi Morita, retired from the match.
- Subsequently, she came through three rounds of qualifying at the Australian Open, beating Melanie Oudin, Anna Floris, and Olga Savchuk to advance to the main draw for the first time.
- She was selected for the first time in her career to be a member of the British Fed Cup team to play in the Europe/Africa Group-1 match at Eilat, Israel, from 1st to 4th February 2012.
- She lost in the third round of qualifying for the 2012 French Open at Roland Garros however, she entered the Palermo Open where she reached her first-ever WTA Tour semifinal.
- After beating the world No. 240, Valentyna Ivakhnenko, for the loss of just one game in the first round, Laura shocked the No. 2 seed and world No. 27, Roberta Vinci, in straight sets to reach her first-ever WTA quarterfinal.
- She received a late place in the women’s singles at the 2012 Olympics due to the withdrawal of Croatian Petra Martic and had direct entry to the main draw of the US Open from her WTA ranking, where she defeated Samantha Crawford in the first round.
- Robson’s next appearance was at the Guangzhou Open where she beat the then world No. 22, Zheng Jie, and the No. 3 seed Sorana Cirstea on the way to her first WTA Tour final against Hsieh Su-Wei which was the first WTA singles final for any British woman since Jo Durie in 1990.
- She qualified for the main draw of the China Open after defeating Garbine Muguruza and Johanna Larsson as she reached the quarterfinals before losing to Chang Kai-Chen in three sets, but the result ensured that she finished the year with a ranking of 53.
- Robson lost her first-round match against Sofia Arvidsson in three sets at Indian Wells and she was seeded 16th at Charleston and reached the second round before losing to Eugenie Bouchard in three sets.
- As well, she represented Great Britain in the Fed Cup World Group II play-off against Argentina and entered the Birmingham Classic where she was seeded seventh.
- She started her US Open Series campaign on 30 July 2013 at the Southern California Open in Carlsbad being drawn against Ayumi Morita, whom she beat having come back from a set down in two hours and 40 minutes.
- Later she began her 2014 season at the Hobart International, where she had to retire in her first-round match against Yanina Wickmayer due to a left wrist injury. She did not enter the Australian Open in 2015 and subsequently left the WTA rankings, having not competed for 12 months.
- After an absence of a year and a half, her first competitive match was at the qualifying draw of the Eastbourne International in June which she lost to top-seed Daria Gavrilova, in straight sets.
- She later won her first WTA match since her injury in 2013 by beating Klara Koukalova, 6-2, 6-3 in the qualifying of Stuttgart and claimed her first main-draw WTA victory since 2013 in Rabat by defeating local wildcard Ghita Benhadi in straight sets.
- Laura was also given a wildcard entry to the 2016 US Open qualifying tournament. Post-US Open, she lost in the first round in four out of six ITF tournaments, including a loss to a player ranked 1048.
- She started her 2017 season at the Auckland but lost in the first round of qualifying to Tereza Martincova. She also lost in the first round of qualifying to Amandine Hesse, in straight sets at the Australian Open.
- She played the $100k event in Surbiton, but lost in the first round to Marina Erakovic at the beginning of her grass-court season and received a wildcard for Wimbledon, but lost in the first round to Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia.
- She was unable to play in the Australian Open qualifying draw as her ranking at 230 remained too low to gain direct entry. She play in the first round of the women’s doubles draw with CoCo Vandeweghe, which they lost in straight sets.
- The following week, Laura lost in the first round of the Burnie International to world No. 415, Jennifer Elie, but won the doubles title partnering Vania King.
- She teamed up with Fanny Stollar to win the doubles at the ITF event in Yokohama in March and she underwent hip surgery in July 2018.
- Subsequently, she returned to tennis on 12th February 2019 at the $60k in Shrewsbury, losing to Kathinka von Deichmann, in three sets.
- Then she entered the Bolton $25k qualifying tournament in April and reached round two before falling to Tara Moore, in straight sets.
- She also entered the $25k Sunderland qualifying and beat Ellie Tsimbilakis, in straight sets, and Alicia Barnett in the match tiebreaker to qualify for the main draw which was her first main-draw appearance after her comeback.
- Robson won her first-round match in a tight three-setter but eventually fell to fellow Brit and top seed Harriet Dart.
- Furthermore, Robson announced her retirement from tennis on 16th May 2022, aged 28.
Who is Laura Robson Partner?
Laura Robson is an unmarried tennis player. She is in a romantic relationship with her handsome boyfriend James Yates. It seems that she is comfortable keeping her private life open to the public. It shows how Laura loves her fans and leaves no page unturned to make them know what they want. Concerning her sexual orientation, she is straight.
How much is Laura Robson Net Worth?
Laura Robson is among those few individuals that have such a wide range of experience and remains true to whatever she embarks on. She has a net worth of $8 million as of 2022 whereas she has also a considerable amount of salary which is around thousands of dollars per year. She has also won prize money of $1,605,607. She has earned a fine amount of money from her profession as her major source of income is from her tennis player career.
What is the Height of Laura Robson?
Laura Robson stands at an ideal height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) with a balanced bodyweight of 66 kg or 145.5 lbs. She has dark brown hair and eyes color. Moreover, her body build type is athletic and her body measurements are 34-27-35 inches.
Did You Know?
- She won the Wimbledon Junior Girls’ Championship right before turning professional.
- She won silver in the mixed doubles competition at the 2012 London Olympics for Great Britain, playing alongside Andy Murray.
- She is the daughter of Andrew and Kathy Robson.
- She and Andy Murray entered as the wildcard pick for the 2012 London Olympics for mixed doubles.
- She reached the fourth round of the 2012 US Open and the 2013 Wimbledon tournament.