Was lucky to escape in Las Vegas shooting: Tennis star Laura Robson

Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 10:26 IST | PA Sport

British tennis star Laura Robson said she got "really, really lucky" as she spoke for the first time about being caught up in October's mass shooting in Las Vegas

Laura Robson
Laura Robson

British tennis star Laura Robson said she got "really, really lucky" as she spoke for the first time about being caught up in October's mass shooting in Las Vegas. She was at the Route 91 Harvest music festival with friends when lone gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from a nearby hotel, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500.

Robson and her friends managed to escape unharmed but she is well aware that things could have been very different. She said: "It was a crazy, crazy thing to happen and I got really, really lucky. My friends got really, really lucky. I don't really like to think about it. "We were really, really lucky in that we were off to the side so you hear everything and stuff like that but we were on the way out anyway. So many people weren't lucky," said Robson, who was on court at the Australian Open yesterday but she and American partner Coco Vandeweghe lost their first-round doubles match.

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