Robson focused on progression
Laura Robson feels performances are more important than results at such an early stage of her career as she prepares for Wimbledon.
The 18-year-old announced her arrival in the sport with victory in the girls' singles at the All England Club back in 2008 and she has progressed steadily over the past four years to sit on the verge of the world's top 100 players. She has taken some notable scalps in recent times while never really featuring towards the latter stages of tournaments and lost in the second round of the Aegon International to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova on Wednesday. The Wimbledon resident beat world number 49 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez on Tuesday but found Makarova a much tougher proposition. Like most of the top Brits, Robson has the ability to beat good players but struggles to string more than a couple of wins together in any event and her ranking has suffered as a consequence. But the powerful left-hander does not see that as a problem as long as she is progressing week by week. "You always want to set goals for yourself because that's what keeps you improving," she said. "For me, my goals wouldn't really be results-based for the moment because I'm still working on a lot of things in my game in training. "I'm just working as hard as I can on the match court and staying really positive when I'm playing." Robson's game looks suited to the grass at SW19 and it may be that her 'home' event could be the one in which she takes the next step to reaching the later rounds. And the talented youngster admits that she feels comfortable at the year's third Grand Slam with her living arrangements aiding preparations for the show-piece event. "I don't feel overwhelmed by the occasion at Wimbledon because I've been lucky enough to play on Court One, Centre Court and I opened Court Two which was really cool," she added. "For me it's my home tournament. I feel really lucky to be able to play it every year and in the evening, if I've had a pretty hectic day I get to go home to my dogs. I've got my dogs, my family there, it's pretty relaxing."