Laura Robson has launched a volley at players who date excessively
While she is only 16 and has yet to make her mark in the senior game, Laura Robson has already developed some strong opinions about her female rivals.
And she doesn't mince her words. The Australia-born British star accused fellow players of having wild nights out, drinking and smoking.
'Some of the tennis girls, they're sluts,' she said. 'They go with every guy and make a bad name for themselves. You don't want to be known for stuff like that. You want to be more discreet.'
Yesterday she claimed the comments, in an interview with Vogue magazine, had been 'taken out of context'. But they might leave her with some explaining to do when she comes across fellow players in the dressing rooms.
Since winning the junior Wimbledon title in 2008, Miss Robson has been seen as Britain's brightest prospect.
She partnered the men's no 1 Andy Murray in the Hopman Cup in January, losing in the final, and last month moved up to a ranking of 269 in the world after a series of good results in the U.S.
In the interview with Vogue, she admitted to having a crush on the retired Russian player Marat Safin, whom she once pretended was her date to the junior Wimbledon dinner.
She described Safin as ' phenomenally good-looking,' but added: 'He's old - he's 30.'
Miss Robson, who trains at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris, is not taking part in the French Open because she is concentrating on her grass- court game ahead of Wimbledon, where she is expected to be given a wild card to the senior event.
She says she relaxes with best friend, Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard and showed the magazine a video on her BlackBerry of them dancing in their underwear to a Miley Cyrus song, with adidas pants on their heads.
Another picture shows her with Andy Murray at the end-of-tournament dinner for the Hopman Cup in Australia.
'The trophy had 52 diamonds on it,' she said. 'We (the Great Britain team) would have got it if only he'd won his singles match, so we can blame Andy for that - now he owes me diamonds.'
Miss Robson insisted there was 'no in-fighting' among the female students at the academy. She claimed she was 'tucked in by 10pm' every night' and was 'not interested' in going to nightclubs.
'My coach knows I'm sensible. I don't like the taste of alcohol and I hate smoke.
'Yes, there are moments when you speak to your old friends and they're all going out to parties and I'm stuck in Paris boring my brains out. But it's so much fun. We all know each other so well.'
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