AEGON International: Wozniacki backs Laura Robson to come good

Laura Robson
Laura Robson

World number five Caroline Wozniacki believes Laura Robson will come back from her latest injury setback stronger than ever.

Brit Robson suffered heavy defeat after making her comeback at the Aegon International Eastbourne on Saturday.

21-year-old Robson hadn’t played competitive tennis in 17 months before being handed a wildcard for qualifying last Saturday, and despite losing heavily to world number 41 Daria Gavrilova, 6-0 and 6-1, Wozniecki believes Robson will make a comeback in time.

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In a press conference at Eastbourne on Monday, the 24-year-old Dane, said, “Laura has been out for a year and a half. I think it will be tough, for sure. It’s not easy. It’s never easy when you come back from injury.

“You know she’s a good player and she has the technique. She has everything in her favour. She still has many years to play.

“It’s going to be tough, but I defiantly think we will see her back, there is no doubt about it. If you work hard and have the will and she’s been there before, so I don’t see a reason why she shouldn’t be back.

“I just think it’s not going to be overnight. I think it’s going to take time.”

After being pictured with Robson in the build up to her defeat to Russian Gavrilova last weekend, Wozniacki praised the Olympic Silver medallists state of mind.

The Dane added, “She’s defiantly in good spirits. I think when you’re away for a long time you get the hunger and you realise this is what you love to do.”

The former world number one believes Robson has the right set-up to make a steady recovery.

“I think she knows exactly what she’s doing. She has a good team around her. I can say one thing, but she knows exactly what she needs to do.

“Obviously I think she needs to know it’s going to take time. It’s not going to come overnight. But again, I think that we are going to see her back.”

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