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Robson eyes strong Wimbledon run

ESPN staff
June 15, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Laura Robson hopes for a good showing at her home grand slam © Getty Images
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British No. 1 Laura Robson hopes previous wins over top players at grand slams can help her go on a strong run at Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old's best performance at a grand slam was at last year's US Open, where she reached the fourth round having knocked out former champion Kim Clijsters and ex-French Open winner Li Na before losing to defending champion Sam Stosur.

And with a victory over 2011 Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova in a three-hour epic at the start of the season at the Australian Open, Robson is eager to impress at her home major at SW19.

"I tend to play well in the big matches so I'm hopeful it will stay that way for Wimbledon," Robson said.

"I think all players tend to try to hit their best around the slams and peak for those events. I have practiced at Wimbledon on the courts so I'm getting ready and hopefully it will go well."

Robson has suffered disappointing early losses in 2013 - most recently at the Aegon Classic in Edgbaston - with her serve being her Achilles heel, and recently the Melbourne-born youngster has teamed up with Andy Murray's former coach Miles Maclagan after splitting with Zeljko Krajan before Roland Garros.

But Robson will not be rushing a decision over whether to make the partnership with Maclagan a permanent one.

"We have only been working together for a week so we still have a lot to work on," she said. "For the moment it is temporary but we will see how it goes."

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