Rising starlet Robson leaves Octagon management for IMG

by: Jonathan Scott July 24, 2013

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The UK's Daily Mail rag has it that British WTA starlet Laura Robson, all of 19 years young, will leave Octagon sports management for IMG, home to the likes of Grand Slam champions Maria Sharapova and Li Na. IMG lost Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal from its roster in recent years and is no doubt tickled pink by this addition.

Writes Mike Dickson, "The fact that she is a British player who might one day win Wimbledon gives her an appeal way beyond these shores. It is easily forgotten, after the triumph of Andy Murray, that while she was in the tournament she garnered as much attention as him." That's apt. That is spot on.

(More: After Wimbledon, Robson stepped out in a slinky little black dress at the Henley Festival, a celebration of music and more art featuring performances by the Beach Boys, Jamie Cullum, and more.)

What do you think of Robson's chances of one day winning a Slam singles title?

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.:

TENNIS.com’s Matt Cronin has confirmed that Robson will be working with IMG agent Max Eisenbud, who also represents Maria Sharapova, Li Na and Madison Keys.

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