The fallout from her wrist injury absence haunted Laura Robson at Wimbledon, inconsistencies in technique forcing a straight-sets 6-4 6-4 defeat to Evgeniya Rodina in the first round.
Service action shortcomings and overall rustiness put Robson on the back foot throughout, and the former British number one slipped out of SW19 despite boasting a far more powerful ground game than her Russian opponent.
Admittedly undercooked and eventually overwhelmed, the currently-unranked wildcard entry was unable to pull off victory in just the second match of her long-awaited comeback.
Laura Robson has received a wildcard entry into the main singles draw of the Wimbledon Championships this year.
Robson's first match in 17 months lasted just 58 minutes as she was beaten in straight sets by Daria Gavrilova in Eastbourne on Saturday.
Robson, who has been sidelined since last year's Australian Open with a wrist problem, was on the wrong end of a 6-0 6-1 defeat by the world number 41 at the first-round qualifying event for the Aegon International.
Robson thanked her fans on Twitter for the support she received at the match.
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Laura Robson is set to begin her comeback after spending more than a year out through injury at the Miami Open later this month.
The former British number one last played a match at the Australian Open in January 2014 before undergoing surgery on her left wrist.
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.
Laura Robson's fourth round match against Kaia Kanepi has got underway on Court One.
The British hopeful is aiming to become the first British women's player to reach the last eight of Wimbledon in nearly 30 years.
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