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In any other year Laura Robson would surely have wholesale jerseys china been one of the most talked about sports stars in Britain. Despite an unpromising pre-season in which the then 17-year-old was hobbling about on crutches, the former junior Wimbledon winner enjoyed a sensational 2012, powering up the world rankings from No113 to No53, winning Olympic silver in the mixed doubles with Andy Murray, taking big-name scalps to make the fourth round at the US Open and advancing to her first Women’s Tennis Association Tour final. For her efforts Robson received the WTA Newcomer of the Year award, the first Briton to win a WTA gong since Virginia Wade in 1977.Murray’s US Open win Sports Jerseys China and Olympic gold medal rightly took centre stage when it came to celebrating British tennis achievements in 2012 but Robson is being talked up as a talent to watch in 2013. In a fortnight she returns to Melbourne – the city in which she was born – for the Australian Open and Sports Jerseys China a season in which John McEnroe, among others, is tipping her to make headway towards the world’s top 10.Key to her progress, say those who know her best, has been her relationship with Murray – learning from his experience, borrowing from his key personnel and above all drawing inspiration from his momentous success. Sven Groeneveld, Robson’s former coach who remains a mentor and friend to the teenager and her family, has known the Briton since 2005 when he first spotted her at a junior tennis camp in America. He has closely followed her career since and believes that her association with Murray has been critical to the great Sports Jerseys China strides she made this summer.”What greater source of inspiration or information can you have right next to you?” says Groeneveld of the Scot who, in winning the US Open, became Britain’s first male grand slam winner since Fred Perry in 1936. “I think the biggest influence and motivational factor has been the silver medal with Andy.”The inspiration that Andy and the whole Olympic feeling – I know because I was in touch with her at Cheap NFL Jerseys from China that time, so I know how much it meant to her – I believe that really sparked something inside her and gave her that extra impulse and drive to really commit to her tennis. That relationship between Laura and Andy has been strong for a long time, they shared some success with each other in the Hopman Cup [when the pair made the final in 2010], they have a special relationship and she couldn’t have been more happy for Andy to win the gold medal. She was there, in the box, and you could see she was delighted for Andy.”That’s what the players tap into, that energy that comes from a winning feeling. It does phenomenal things if you get NFL Jerseys Cheap China into a winning spirit, your mental state. A winning atmosphere can help you to work miracles. She has definitely taken advantage of that.”But the influence is not only psychological. On changing her coaching setup to work with Zeljko Krajan, the former coach of Dinara Safina, Robson also employed Murray’s fitness coach, Jez Green, and the improvement on her speed and agility around the court has been noted. Green, who masterminded the programme behind Murray’s physique in recent years, is infamous for his taskmaster approach which, out of season, includes a month-long boot camp in tropical temperatures as well as 90-minute Bikram yoga Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys china With More Discounts And Free Shipping sessions in 40C heat.Annabel Croft, the former tennis player and a commentator for Eurosport, has been watching Robson since she was 14 and believes she is finally beginning to move around the court like a tennis star. “She’s done more fitness work with Jez and I think that’s a big plus with her because movement was always a bit of an issue. I never thought she was that great an athlete: I thought that would be an area she would struggle in. But I’m actually astounded how quickly they’ve got that level of improvement up. That has made a big difference to her.”Pretty and witty, the teenager who loves baking is also immensely likable, nothing like the brattish image more usually associated with child stars. Known for her self-deprecating tweets, she won respect view-source:www.wholesale-jerseys-china.net for her humble response to beating Kim Clijsters at the US Open in September BE105ZYH expressing genuine sadness at the news that one of her female role models was to retire and even had Maria Sharapova sending herself up in the now famous Gangnam Style video in which Robson also persuaded Jo Wilfried-Tsonga and Robson’s 20-year-old compatriot Heather Watson to appear.It is this kind of confidence that convinces Groeneveld that Robson has the psychological components needed to become one of the world’s top players.

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