Robson claims qualifying win
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:45
The 15-year-old left-hander is bidding to reach the main draw at Flushing Meadows for the first time after making her grand slam debut at Wimbledon earlier this year.
Robson was handed a wild card into this week’s qualifying tournament and vindicated that decision by beating Foretz, a player ranked more than 300 places higher, to set up a second-round meeting with Hungarian Aniko Kapros.
“I was so nervous at first because you’re playing at the US Open and the Arthur Ashe stadium is right there,” Robson said.
“I looked up and saw it and was like, ‘Oh my God!’ because I’ve watched a lot of US Open matches on TV, especially when Andy (Murray) made the final here last year.
“Actually on court it was quite relaxed so I tried to bring that to my tennis and play in a relaxed way.
“In the beginning I was a bit overwhelmed but I soon got into the match. I started to feel more comfortable and I realised that I could do it.”