I'm sad she's out of the main draw but at least we'll get more pressers when she jumps into the junior draw. She rules.
Q. Do you feel more disappointed than pleased with yourself?
LAURA ROBSON: Uhm, yeah. I’m a bit ‑‑ I’m just a little bit upset, but I’m pretty proud of myself. I mean, I thought I played really, really good for a good part of the match, and then in the end just a couple things let me down a bit.
But, yeah, I thought I played a good match.
Q. Why do you think you lost the initiative? You were obviously in charge.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, a set and a break up. Thanks for rubbing that in (laughter).
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, I don’t know what happened. But just the game, when I was the break up in the second, I just got really nervous. You know, I made a couple more mistakes than I should have.
But she started playing more balls in the court and getting more returns in.
Q. What was going through your mind in the dressing room beforehand, just about to go out there?
LAURA ROBSON: Nothing really (smiling). I was kind of thinking about what the towels were going to look like this year. They’re really nice (laughter).
Q. You’ve been busy lately with your studies and tennis training. What do you do to relax in your spare time, being 15?
LAURA ROBSON: Uhm, I watch Gossip Girl. But, no, season two is finished out. I’m so depressed. But, yeah, I don’t know. I just do normal stuff (smiling).
Q. Do you get much time to socialize, or can it be quite hard?
LAURA ROBSON: I socialize (laughter). Yeah, what do you want me to say, I’ve got no friends (laughter)?
Q. Going back to the match, how did it feel playing in front of 4,000 people? Were you aware of the crowd at all?
LAURA ROBSON: Uhm, well, not really, because, as I got told after the match, my brother, like last year he had this little saying. During the match he would shout out like, Mess her up.
This year he changed it up to like a woof, like a dog bark. Completely random. He came up with it yesterday. Apparently he did it quite often, but I didn’t hear it. So I just didn’t really focus on the crowd.
Q. You haven’t succumbed to the grunting phenomenon at all. Have your views changed on that from last year? After you won the juniors, you said you didn’t enjoy it very much, didn’t like listening to it very much.
LAURA ROBSON: It’s such an unattractive sound, isn’t it? Yeah, I mean, it’s up to the individual whether they want to do it or not and whether they think it helps.
But I don’t think it helps that much if you’re screaming 110 decibels. I don’t mind a normal grunt when you hit it, but when you’re already grunting before and after you hit the shot, that’s just taking to it a different level.
Q. Is it cheating, as Martina Navratilova suggested?
LAURA ROBSON: I wouldn’t call it cheating.
LAURA ROBSON: It’s just not the nicest sound to hear when you’re trying to focus on hitting your own shot.
Q. Crowds on Henman Hill were watching your first set. Do you think they can come up with a new name for you, Robson Ridge or something?
LAURA ROBSON: It’s not really a ridge, is it (smiling)? No, someone will have to come up with a new one. At the moment it’s Murray Mound.
Q. Any ideas?
LAURA ROBSON: No. I’ll have to think about it, yeah.
Q. Talking of Murray Mound, who is your top tip to win the men’s singles?
LAURA ROBSON: It’s a tough one now that Nadal’s out. Well, I wasn’t sure if Nadal was going to win anyway, because he didn’t play Queen’s and everything, so he didn’t have the match practice that he almost like needs to be able to play really good on grass.
So, I mean, Andy has got a very good chance. But, I mean, he’d have to beat Federer, and Federer’s like new level now.
Q. He would be your man now, would he, as it were?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, I guess so. But I’m hoping Andy proves me wrong.
Q. In the past there’s been some controversy about the different amounts that are paid to the men’s and women’s champions. Now it’s equal at Wimbledon. Do you think the women should play five sets instead of three?
LAURA ROBSON: I personally wouldn’t want to play five sets. So, like, well done to the men for doing that.
I mean, if you look at the whole calendar, the men are getting more money like in all the other tournaments, the Tier IIs and everything like that. It doesn’t really make that much of a difference, to be honest.