LAURA ROBSON: What, to seniors you mean?
LAURA ROBSON: No (smiling). I've already been here for a week.
Q. But it's a fresh start.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, but I've still like been here. I don't know. But yeah, it's a new tournament.
Q. Was it a bit nerve‑wracking defending a title?
LAURA ROBSON: Defending it?
Q. Yeah, trying to win it again. You know, you are the champion there to be beaten.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, but it was only first round.
Q. That's what I mean, though; every girl is playing you as the champion, aren't they?
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, I wasn't really nervous today, so it was fine.
Q. How many autographs did you have to sign after your first round fixture in the girls' championship last summer? Because you were detained quite a long time when you came off court tonight.
LAURA ROBSON: Yeah, I got a letter, as well. A young guy slipped me a letter.
Q. What was in the letter?
LAURA ROBSON: Don't know. Didn't read it.
Q. It's not a proposal, is it?
LAURA ROBSON: I wouldn't know. I hope not because then I would have to decline. (Laughter.)
No, last year I think there were still quite a few people, just like, oh, it's a tennis player, might as well get her autograph. But this year, hopefully they know who I am.
Q. Last year did you have to sign any autographs and then say who you were?
LAURA ROBSON: No, but I got a couple last year where they were like, "Yeah, can you sign this," and then they'd ask, "No, can you actually like sign your name rather than just your signature." But yeah, this year they seemed to know who I am, which is good.
Q. Do you feel as though you are a marked woman, a marked girl, in this championship? You are, as it's been said, the defending champion. You're there to be taken down. Last year you came onto the scene sort of under the radar. This year you're very much ‑‑
LAURA ROBSON: Well, I'm not the No. 1 seed, and I've lost to a couple of the girls in the draw, so I wouldn't say I'm the one ‑‑ I'm probably the one everyone wants to beat because I won it last year. But there's quite a few other girls in the draw that are pretty tough, too.
Q. Do you feel that weight of expectation?
LAURA ROBSON: No. Nope. Simple answer.
Q. I spoke to Melanie Oudin that you beat in the second round last year. She decided not to this year because she had done enough juniors. Is that just an age thing?
LAURA ROBSON: No, it's up to the individual because I know Michelle Larcher De Brito stopped playing juniors when she was like 14, which in my opinion might have been a bit young because then it really limits the amount of tournaments you can play each year.
No, I mean, it's up the individual. I'm happy to keep playing juniors.
Q. Will you read the letter you received or has it already gone in the bin?
LAURA ROBSON: I didn't put it in the bin. My coach took it and I don't know what he's done with it. But I think it all goes into a pile, which I might read and I might not.
Q. Will you be replying to them?
LAURA ROBSON: I don't know, yeah. It depends. If it's from ‑‑ no, it depends. I'll stop there.
Q. What about the smaller crowds? Is that noticeable when you're on court, and you're not playing on Court 2, you're on Court 14? Do you notice?
LAURA ROBSON: I don't mind which court I play on. They're all the same grass courts to me, so yeah.
It would have been a bit silly if they put me on a bigger court for my first round junior match, so it was good scheduling.