Former tennis star Martina Hingis has said that she thinks that Laura Robson has a great future in the game.

Robson has established herself as a national treasure this week after reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon; the second time she has reached this stage of a Grand Slam despite only being 19-years-old, after her run at the US Open last year.

Many pundits, fans and players alike have spoken of their admiration for the Australian-born Brit’s talents and Hingis has joined the group in saying that Robson has a lot to look forward to in the future.

The five-time Grand Slam champion said to The Tennis Space: "I’ve known Laura since she was 12 years old, and she’s always had a great game. She’s always had great potential.

"I see a bright future for Laura. She’s a leftie, she’s got great strokes, great technique, and she has become a great athlete. 

"She knows a lot about tennis, she’s got a great education. She has got all these things.

"She has put it all together, and she has been learning to work through the difficult moments, so now she is beating her opponent rather than beating herself."

Robson faces a tough, but winnable match against Estonian Kaia Kanepi on Court One later today as she looks to progress into the quarter-finals at SW19.


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