Let’s hope great win is only the start for Laura

Great Britain's Laura Robson celebrates defeating Russia's Maria Kirilenko
Great Britain's Laura Robson celebrates defeating Russia's Maria Kirilenko
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It was great to see Laura Robson further underline her potential with a fantastic triumph on Court One yesterday.

The 6-3, 6-4 victory over number 10-seed Maria Kirilenko was a much-needed fillip for British fans, too.

Our guys and girls have struggled so far this week – apart from Andy Murray, obviously.

So it was great news for British tennis that Laura go through.

And what a win it was, too.

I know Laura is up to 38 in the world now – and she has enjoyed some big wins against the likes of Kim Clijsters and Li Na.

But beating the dangerous Russian must rank as one of her best.

She has shown a lot of potential, certainly over the past six months or so.

But now it is a case of her being consistent.

Laura has a big game, which will worry anyone in her section of the Wimbledon draw.

She just needs to knuckle down and show that day in, day out now.

It is one thing getting a big win like this – but the key is to follow it up with two or three more.

There is obviously going to be a bit of focus on Laura now – and there will be a bit of a come down after such a great victory – but it is how she deals with it that counts.

She has got a really good game for grass.

She has got a good serve, when it is working.

There is still a little bit of work that needs doing on it and it can break down but potentially it is quite a weapon.

And her ball striking is really sweet.

Miles Maclagan has just started working with her – he used to coach Murray.

So there is a bit of experience there and hopefully he can talk to her after matches and help her deal with all that.

It is about putting it into perspective – it is one match.

Now she must focus on the next one against Marina Duque-Marino.

It was a pity to see Heather Watson bow out.

She lost to highly-regarded young American Madison Keys (6-3, 7-5)

But I wouldn’t be too worried about that as Heather is still trying to find her feet after glandular fever.