Wimbledon's Robson thanks Murray for 'best week of her life'
8:22pm Sunday 5th August 2012 in London 2012 Sport
Wimbledon’s Laura Robson has thanked Olympic men’s singles champion Andy Murray for the best week of her life.
Robson narrowly missed out on a gold medal after a narrow 6-2 3-6 (8-10) mixed doubles final defeat to number one seeds Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka on centre court on Sunday.
It could have been a double tennis gold for Team GB after Robson's partner Murray secured the men's singles title with a 6-2 6-1 6-4 triumph over world number one Roger Federer moments earlier in SW19.
But Robson was delighted to collect a silver medal, even though it was tinged with disappointment.
“We came so close so I’m just a bit disappointed really,” said 18-year-old Robson.
“It has been a really good week. At the start of the week I was only supposed to be playing the women’s doubles. So to finish it a silver medallist is pretty cool.
“It is always good to be playing with an Olympic gold medallist.
“I’ve learnt I like playing on big centre courts with crowds like that. The crowds have been amazing all week.
“I played well and I thanked Andy for the best week of my life.”