LONDON, Great Britain
It was a disappointed Laura Robson who took her seat in front of the tennis media at Wimbledon on Monday afternoon.
Dressed all in black, with a matching hat pulled down over her forehead, the color of her clothes clearly matched her mood. The British No.4, awarded a wildcard by the tournament organizers, had been knocked out by Brazil's Beatriz Haddid Maia in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, just over an hour before, and was clearly stung by the manner of her defeat.
“I just didn’t feel like I played my best tennis,” she said, with a degree of understatement. “It wasn’t the way I’ve been playing the last few weeks either.”