Laura Robson lands Wimbledon wild card

Laura Robson is a wild card at Wimbledon

Britain's Laura Robson has been given a wild card to play in the main draw at Wimbledon later this month.

Robson reached the last 16 at the All England Club in 2013 but her career has since been ravaged by a recurring wrist injury.

Ranked 308th in the world, she has shown glimpses of a return to form in recent weeks but is still struggling for consistency, her best win this year coming against world number 117 Klara Koukalova.

The 22-year-old has been using her protected ranking, a privilege extended to players coming back from long-term injuries, to enter major tournaments but after Wimbledon she will have to qualify by right.

Fellow Britons Tara Moore and Katie Swan, the promising 17-year-old, have also been given Wimbledon wild cards along with Liam Broady, James Ward and Alex Ward in the men's singles.

It will be the first time Alex Ward has played in the main draw of a grand slam, after the 26-year-old climbed to a career-high 242nd in the world.

Germany's Dustin Brown, who knocked out Rafael Nadal in the second round last year, Radek Stepanek, Daniela Hantuchova and Marina Melnikova were also granted entry into the singles events.

Players in both draws will receive ?30,000 in prize money for competing in the first round, up ?1,000 from last year.

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