Laura Robson, who reached the fourth round of Wimbledon this year, lost to Angelique Kerber in straight sets - 6-1, 6-2.
Despite her impressive form at the All England Club in the summer, Robson was unable to replicate a positive result against Kerber, who is ranked No. 9 in the world. Robson is currently ranked 38th in the world. Kerber has enjoyed two Grand Slam semi-finals, as well as reaching the final of the Japan Open.
Robson played very well in the first round of the tournament, in which she beat Klara Zakopalova in three sets.
However, in the match against Kerber, Robson's serve was broken seven times; it is an experience that the young player will surely want to forget.
Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova were some of the big names on the Women's side to make it through to the third round of the tournament.
In the men's draw, Rafael Nadal beat Colombian Santiago Giraldo in straight sets.
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