Tennis

Laura Robson to work with Murray's former coach

Robson is Britain's number one (©GettyImages)
Robson is Britain's number one (©GettyImages).

Britain's number one Laura Robson is teaming up with Andy Murray's former coach Miles Maclagan.

The 19-year-old split from her Croatian coach Zeljko Krajan last month, weeks before being knocked out in the first round of the French Open.

Maclagan coached Murray for three years until 2010, and the 38-year-old has since worked with Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber and Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "We're going to start out for a little period over the grass to see how things go. She clearly has the mind for the big stadiums, for the big time, to take on the big players.

"It's a key ingredient in anyone who's going to play well. There's a lot I need to learn about the women's tour and, to be honest, Laura's not someone I've really studied."

Robson has not got past the first round of a tournament on seven occasions in 2013, including being knocked out by 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki at the French Open last week.

But the world number 37 has also recorded victories over the likes of Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Venus Williams since the turn of the year.

These wins followed victories over Kim Clijsters and Li Na at last year's US Open where she made it to the fourth round in a Grand Slam for the first time in her short career so far.


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Laura Robson
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