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Laura Robson crashes out of Wimbledon in first round

Robson has been struggling with a wrist injury. Credit: Reuters

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.

Robson receives wildcard into Wimbledon

Robson will play at Wimbledon. Credit: PA

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.


British tennis player Laura Robson to miss Wimbledon

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.

Laura Robson is set to miss the French Open and Wimbledon Credit: Jon Buckle/Jon Buckle Photography/Press Association Images

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 makes early exit from Australian Open

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.

British number one Laura Robson made an early exit from the Australian Open. Credit: Press Association

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.


Laura Robson crashes out of Wimbledon

Great Britain's Laura Robson loses to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi in the fourth round of Wimbledon. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

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 fourth round match gets underway

Great Britain's Laura Robson. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/

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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