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Laura Robson bids to break Britain's 24-year winless record

Laura Robson has enjoyed a wonderful year, which saw her grab an Olympic doubles silver medal. Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Young tennis star Laura Robson has the chance today to end a 24-year winless streak for British women on the professional tour.

The 18-year-old already became the first Brit to reach a women's tour final in 22 years, with her victory in yesterday's semi-final emulating Jo Durie's achievement of 1990.

Robson takes on Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan in the final of the Guangzhou Open later today.

Sara Gomer was the latest British player to claim a WTA Tour title, winning in Aptos, California, in 1988.