Laura Robson has eased into Wimbledon's third round after a straight-sets win against Colombian Mariana Duque Marino.

This is the first time in Robson's career that she has made the third round at Wimbledon and she will now be waiting to see who she faces in the next round as she flies the flag for Britain in the woman's draw.

Robson was expected to play her second-round tie against Marino yesterday on one of the outside courts, but because of rain, the game was delayed to today and was held on Centre Court under the roof, but Robson made light work of her opponent.

The Brit will now play a doubles match later on today and might have to have her third round match tomorrow as the schedule fills up due to rain delays.

Robson looked a bit nervous in the opening stages during her match with Marino and in only the third game she was broken as her opponent took a 2-1 lead however, Robson reacted superbly and broke back straight away to make it 2-2.

After then holding her own serve, Robson broke again to give her a 4-2 lead, which was then followed up by a hold of serve which gave her a 5-2 lead and one game away from the opening set.

However, the Colombian fought back to make it 5-4, but couldn't hold her serve and Robson saw out the set 6-4.

The second set was a lot easier for the Brit as she took it with minimum fuss as she ran out 6-1 and secured her place in the next round.

After her match Robson said: "It's a big win for me. Any match on Centre Court is a big one and it was a great atmosphere out there. I was feeling nervous, but luckily I've played on Centre a couple of times before. 

“I'm really excited. I'm going to play doubles this afternoon if it stops raining and get ready for tomorrow."


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