Britain's number one female tennis player Laura Robson has announced she will miss this year's championships at Wimbledon because she is due to have surgery on her wrist.
She wrote on her Facebook page: "I have decided to have minor wrist surgery at the Mayo clinic with one of the best wrist doctors in the world, Dr Richard Berger.
"Dr Berger is very confident that I will be able to return to the tennis court pain free before you even have time to miss me.
"Although sadly, I will have to miss the French Open and Wimbledon."
Laura Robson made a very early exit from the Australian Open in Melbourne this morning, lasting less than an hour in the tournament. She was beaten in the first round by 18th seed Kirsten Flipkens.
The British number one came into the competition having not completed a match this season because of an wrist injury.
The result will be a big blow to Robson, who reached the third round in Melbourne last year.
Britain’s Laura Robson has crashed out of Wimbledon after she was defeated by Kaia Kanepi.
The19-year-old, who was bidding to become the first British woman to reach the quarter finals in 30 years, went down 7-6 7-5 in the fourth round.
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If the rest of this year's Wimbledon ladies' matches were won by the higher-ranked player, Laura Robson would be faced with the following route to the Championship:
- Fourth round: Kaia Kanepi (Estonia, world rank 46)
- Quarter-final: Serena Williams (USA, 1)
- Semi-final: Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland, 4)
- Final: Na Li (China, 6)
Britain's Laura Robson fought back from a break down in the second set to level her third round match against New Zealand's Marina Erakovic at one set all.
The pair now enter a deciding set.
Laura Robson has said she is "really excited" about her third round match tomorrow against New Zealander Marina Erakovic.
Describing her second round victory as a "big win", the 19-year-old said:
"It was a great atmosphere out there today and the roof being closed makes it louder.
"I was kind of just feeling nervous but then I thought she is probably even more nervous because I've played on centre a couple of times before."
Robson is in action again later this afternoon when she plays a doubles match with partner Lisa Raymond.
Britain's Laura Robson has stormed into the third round of Wimbledon with victory over Mariana Duque-Marino.
The 19-year-old British number one defeated the Colombian 6-4, 6-1 in less than 90 minutes on Centre Court.