L-Rob dropped one game on her way to advancing to the second round in juniors. I'm under no illusions that she'll win this thing. But I want her to advance far enough to get some Robbie pressers.
“But I still like the juniors, it’s very different to the women’s tour. I suppose right now I am getting the best of both worlds; that’s a Hannah Montana song I still keep singing all the time. Isn’t that awful? It proves I am still a junior.”
"[Andy] gets tight occasionally," Robson said here in Melbourne yesterday. "I've seen it. He just chokes big time. Just like he did at the Hopman Cup. And you can tell him I said that."
"I was a bit disappointed, I have to say," said Robson, straight-faced. "But I think [Andy] will get me something, because he was joking, saying he's got me a Subway bag and stuff like that. He's definitely going to get me something. And then he also offered to give me a lesson in Doodle Jump. Very generous."
Led by Laura Robson and Heather Watson, the British girls are hitting back with a secret weapon of their own: backslang, a coded language they use to disguise their conversations from other players. The idea has been around for years and according to Robson, their version works a treat.
"I'm not going to explain how to do it because it would then defeat the purpose of the language," Robson said. "All the British girls know how to speak it, because you're in the changing rooms at tournaments and everyone is speaking in their own language and you speak in English and they can understand, which is really annoying.
"It's been around for ages. It's just gibberish really, but it's very useful. It's very interesting. If you're in the changing rooms and you start speaking it with the other British girls all the foreign players get so annoyed. There was one Slovakian player who was like: 'Stop speaking that stupid language.' We said: 'Well it's just the same as you speaking Slovakian. That's like gibberish to us.' It's very useful and I'm trying to teach just a few of the foreign girls so they can understand – the American girls, for example."