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- - ROBSON 6-3 6-4 - GAME, SET & MATCH! And Robson is through to the second round, sealing the match at the first attempt with a cross court forehand right onto the sideline. The smile of Robson's face suggests that was way closer to the line that she meant it to be but it was a winner and the 19-year-old Brit is through to the second round where she will face qualifier Mariana Duque Marino, a winner over Germany's Julia Goerges earlier today.
- - ROBSON 6-3 5-4 - A huge forehand across court from Kirilenko followed by an inside-out forehand drive volley winner across court sees the Russian take the first point of the game. Robson does brilliantly well to adjust to the net cord on the second to produce a forehand winner. A superb serve on the next point when Kirilenko can only return into the net followed by a forehand passing shot attempt that Kirilenko can only reply wide across court and its TWO MATCH POINTS TO ROBSON ....
- - ROBSON 6-3 5-4 - A slightly mis-hit backhand down the line from up at the net goes for a winner from Robson to take the first point of the game. Kirilenko wrong-foots Robson on the baseline and then draws a forehand into the net from the Brit to bring up two game points. Only one is needed though, a great first serve from the Russian proving too much for Robson who can only send her backhand long. Robson will have to serve out the match after the change of ends.
- - ROBSON 6-3 5-3 - A double fault to open the game is quickly followed by an ace from Robson. A forehand long from Kirilenko a couple of points later hands Robson two game points. The first goes begging when she crashes a forehand into the net but Robson does hold with a forehand winner down the line on the next point. Kirilenko will have to serve to stay in the match next.
- - ROBSON 6-3 4-3 - Robson pushes Kirilenko before a forehand into the net from the Brit allows the 10th seed to hold to 30. A big game coming up for Robson next, can she control the nerves that have started to creep into her game in the past few minutes?
- - ROBSON 6-3 4-2 - BREAK! Robson earns herself two game points with a huge forehand and blisteringly aggressive inside-out forehand drive volley winner across court. A double fault from Robson squanders the first while a forehand into the net sees the second go begging before a backhand long hands Kirilenko a break back point. And sure enough the Russian does get one of the breaks back when a Robson forehand goes long.
- - ROBSON 6-3 4-1 - BREAK! Robson fails to land her forehand on a first break point before another forehand goes astray to squander the second. A third forehand ends up in the net to see the third go begging but Robson earns a fourth chance and this time she absolutely nails a forehand winner down the line (the most impressive of all those shots today) to secure the double break.
- - ROBSON 6-3 3-1 - Kirilenko just looks stunned as Robson races through another service hold, banging down her sixth ace to seal the game.
- - ROBSON 6-3 2-1 - BREAK! Robson unleashes another forehand winner down the line before earning herself a break point when the Brit's backhand return across court puts her under pressure and draws the error. And Robson takes full advantage of that with a big forehand and then backhand winner down the line.
- - ROBSON 6-3 1-1 - Kirilenko denies Robson on a first game point with a blistering forehand passing shot winner down the line. But a lunging backhand return from the Russian on the next point sees Robson hold to 30 and get her second set off the mark.
- - ROBSON 6-3 0-1 - Robson rattles a backhand approach shot winner to go 15-30 up before Kirilenko can stop the rot and hold with an ace and a big first serve that Robson cannot get back in play. That was an important game for the Russian.
- - ROBSON 6-3 - SET! An ace and a forehand winner down the line bring up three set points for Robson in double-quick time. The first goes begging when she sends a backhand just long down the centre of the court, while Kirilenko slices a low backhand on the second which Robson can only net in reply. But Robson does seal the set at the third time of asking, a big first serve down the centre of the court doing the damage as Kirilenko can only return wide.
- - ROBSON 5-3 - BREAK! Boom! Robson unleashes a forehand return winner down the line to go 15-30 up against the Kirilenko serve before earning herself two break points with another forehand winner, this time across court. But she only needs the one break point to seal it, a backhand return whistling across court for the winner.
- - ROBSON 4-3 - Another big service game from Robson as she races through for the loss of just the one point, the Brit sealing the game with a big first serve that Kirilenko can only net off the backhand wing.
- - ROBSON 3-3 - Robson just maginally misses a forehand down the line, thinking of challenging but changing her mind when the umpire says he was pretty sure the ball was out (it was down the line he's sitting on). And Kirilenko holds on the next point, to 15, with a big first serve that Robson can only return long.
- - ROBSON 3-2 - Robson gets up the court well to fire a forehand passing shot winner down the line on her way to three game points. The first goes begging for the Brit when she sends a forehand long while Kirilenko denies her on the second with a blistering forehand down the line and cross corut forehand drive volley winner. But Robson holds on her third chance with a forehand down the line that Kirilenko cannot return in play, the Russian actually doing very well to even get a racquet to the ball.
- - ROBSON 2-2 - A forehand winner down the line, Robson's favoured shot, sees her peg Kirilenko back from 40-15 to 40-30 before a huge forehand return levels the Brit at deuce when Kirilenko is only able to send her response long. Kirilenko escapes when Robson nets a forehand while moving back and the Russian holds from there.
- - ROBSON 2-1 - An ace from Robson opens the game before she goes on to hold for the loss of just the one point with a beautiful serve that Kirilenko can get nowhere near. That's an ace for the Brit and she has settled into this match quickly.
- - ROBSON 1-1 - Kirilenko hold to love to open her account in this clash, sealing the game with a decent serve out wide that Robson can only retun wide across court off the forehand wing.
- - ROBSON 1-0 - A solid opening hold from Robson as she earns herself two game points with a cross court forehand followed by an inside-out forehand winner across court. The Brit then wraps up the game at the first attempt when Kirilenko nets a forehand return.
- - Coming up next on Court 1 is the last remaining British woman Laura Robson taking on Russian 10th seed Maria Kirilenko.
|Date of Birth||25/01/1987|
|Date of Birth||21/01/1994|