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Robson: Murray no influence on coach swap

ESPN staff
June 9, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Laura Robson has had an up and down year © Getty Images
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British No. 1 Laura Robson insists she did not speak to Andy Murray before beginning to work with the Scot's former coach Miles Maclagan ahead of the grass season.

Robson recently split from Croatian Zeljko Krajan and has since trained with Maclagan in a bid to improve patchy form, believing the switch to be a positive move.

"I didn't speak to Andy," Robson told BBC 5Live Sportsweek. "I just thought it would be a good thing to have for the next couple of weeks and I really respect Miles' opinions and I think he's always been a very good tactical coach. So we'll see how it goes."

The world No. 37 has enjoyed victory over the likes of former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova this season, while also securing her first win over a top-five ranked player when defeating Agnieszka Radwanska at the Madrid Open shortly after her split from Krajan.

However the 19-year-old has endured an inconsistent year, suffering a first round defeat seven times including the latest at the French Open to Caroline Wozniacki, and believes the main difference in stepping up from the junior ranks to the senior game is maintaining consistency.

"They [the higher ranked players] just have a lot more experience and if you come out firing in the first set they generally have back up," Robson said. "They always give themselves the best chance to win.

"I think consistency is probably the biggest difference in terms of switching from juniors to seniors and from lower-ranked to higher-ranked. My year so far has been pretty up and down and I've had good wins but also some bad losses.

"So I'm just trying to focus on being a bit more consistent in the next weeks, and I'm really looking forward to getting into the grass season."

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