Latent heat: Laura Robson

Since she won Wimbledon juniors title in 2008 being just 14 years old, Laura Robson got all the attention from British media, always willing to discover potential champions from their country.

Late in 2008 she made her WTA debut in Luxembourg, taking a set from Top-50 Iveta Benesova. In 2009 she made her Grand Slam debut in Wimbledon and took a set from former Top-5 Daniela Hantuchova, who managed to comeback and win the match. After that she was just a step of going through the qualies in the US Open and Luxembourg, where she got her best victory defeating WTA #76 Julia Goerges.

This week Robson's popularity has increased as she has represented Great Britain in the Hopman Cup. Despite losing all her matches in the round robin, Robson showed that she can compete with the top players, taking a set from WTA #52 Shvedova and having a close match with WTA #22 Sabine Lisicki. Nevertheless Great Britain progressed to the final with some thrilling victories in the mixed doubles matches where Robson teamed up with Andy Murray, and this awoke the attention of the British media again. In the final Robson upsetted WTA #25 Maria Jose Martinez, but this wasn't enough to win the title as Murray lost his singles match and this time they were defeated in the mixed doubles.

15 year-old Robson has conquered the hearts of many fans this week, who describe her as cute and adorable. This week she will be competing at the Australian Open qualifying. Another chance to evaluate her potential.

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