Success, Attribution and decision-making
I have watched the events of the last few days in sport play out with some interest. In particular Laura Robson’s fantastic victory against Venus Williams in the first round of the WTA event in Rome 6-3, 6-2; the sacking of Roberto Mancini by Manchester City Football club, and Tiger Woods latest tournament victory. With Robson the thing that struck me was that while she talked about how she had played in the post-match interviews it seemed to be more about the reasons why Venus was not at her best. This is interesting as Robson appeared to be attributing her success, in part, to her opponent being below par. I appreciate this might just be a public view expressed to the media and not necessarily Robson’s real view, but it will be interesting whether the victory acts as a spring board to beating Serena Williams in the next round by affirming how good she (Robson) is, or serves as a limiting factor in highlighting she won because the opponent was below there best, and in the next game that will be different. Either way time will tell.