Laura Robson has entered a partnership with a royal... no she isn't a potential wife for Prince Harry, in fact the tennis star has linked up with Kate Middleton for charity.
The Duchess of Cambridge and tennis' future leading lady - hopefully - have joined forces up in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games for SportsAid; a charity that aims to help British youngsters become champions in their sports regardless of their financial background.
Robson only became an ambassador for the organisation on Monday, but she has already been spotted chatting things over with Prince William's wife - the patron of SportsAid.
They would have been impressed with the home nations' success at the Games this far. England top the medals table, thus far, while hosts Scotland comfortably sit in the top five after seven days.
Their talks happened at an event for the charity in Glasgow. Beneficiaries of SportsAid were involved along with fellow ambassadors from other sports, and Robson is hoping for more involvement soon.
"It is a massive help to have someone so high profile be part of such a great organization," said the 20-year-old said. "It's great that she is involved and I look forward to doing more events like this in future."
Fortunately or unfortunately, whatever way you chose to view it, Robson will have plenty of time to show her face at events such as this, whether it be with Middleton or not. The highly-rated youngster has had a tough year because of injury.
She failed to win a single match at the Australian Open and was forced to withdraw from the French Open and Wimbledon after requiring wrist surgery on a long term injury. Furthermore, the former world no.27 will not make a return at the US Open later in August.
There had been some hope that the former British no.1 could return at Flushing Meadows, but that is not the case and the next Australian Open, in 2015, is a new recovery target for Robson and her fans.
Hopes of a resurgence after getting a clean bill of health will be strong. Robson shot to fame in the junior's tournament at Wimbledon, which she won as an unseeded entrant in 2008. The first British female to do so since Annabel Croft in 1984.
The Australian-born star has since recorded impressive fourth-round appearances as a teenage at Wimbledon and the US Open, while in 2012 she picked up a silver Olympic medal in London as mixed doubles partner to Andy Murray.
Her high-profile, particularly in British sport, has encouraged Robson to give something back to sport. The youngster has sponsorship and endorsement deals with the likes of Adidas and Virgin Active, the offers are only likely to continue flooding in if she achieves the on-court heights that her talent suggests she should.
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