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Laura Robson knocked out of Wimbledon

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Laura Robson's Wimbledon run has come to an end in the fourth round as she was beaten 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 by Kaia Kanepi on Court One this afternoon.

Britain's Robson had started the match in great fashion, showing few nerves as she held her serve and forced a break point against her opponents, which Kanepi saved.

The 19-year-old managed to create three more opportunities to break at 4-4 and a blistering forehand winner gifted her the chance to serve out for the set.

Unfortunately for the Brit the nerves kicked in and she faltered on several occasions, including a double-fault, to hand the Estonian a way back into the match.

The tie-breaker looked to be heading in Robson's favour, she raced into a 5-2 lead before the nerves struck yet again as Kanepi came from behind to claim the first set 8-6 in the tie-breaker.

Robson is ranked eight places above her opponent, at 38 in the world, and she came out strongly in the second set holding her first two service games with ease.

Kanepi was also looking good and with the score locked at 3-3, Robson was forced to save two break points - her serve rescuing her from the brink, with two aces.

But the former Wimbledon quarter-finalist, Kanepi, came back at Robson at 5-5 to carve out three more break point chances in which she only needed one.

Robson managed to save four match points before Kanepi finally sealed her place in the last-eight following a fine forehand winner.

The Court One crowd struggled to hide their disappointment as Robson was the first British woman to make the second week of Wimbledon since Sam Smith in 1998.

 

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