All eyes on Laura Robson in today's third round clash

VICTORY: Laura Robson celebrates her win against Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino yesterday at Wimbledon. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Laura Robson will play world number 71 Marina Erakovic from New Zealand in the third round at Wimbledon today.

The British number one overcame nerves yesterday to defeat Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Marino

Robson overcame a tense opening set to take the match 6-4, 6-1.

TENSE: Great Britain's Laura Robson in action against Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino yesterday. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Robson said yesterday she was overwhelmed by the attention.

“I’m still very awkward when I wave to them, because I haven’t decided what I want to do,” she said, smiling. “Sharapova blows kisses. It’s something I need to work on.”

British boy band One Direction, who have a combined Twitter following of 56 million, have been keeping an eye on Robson's progress during Wimbledon.

SUPPORT: One Direction's Harry Styles has been keeping an eye on Laura Robson's progress. Credit: Eamonn And James Clarke/Eamonn and James Clarke/EMPICS Entertainment

On Thursday night, two band members - Harry Styles and Liam Payne - wished the 19-year-old good luck for yesterday's match via the social networking site.

Robson's Twitter following has mushroomed since she received the tweets.