Doubles defeat for Robson


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:06

The 14-year-old Londoner became the youngest British player to compete on the main tour when she fell to a three-set loss by Iveta Benesova in the first round of the singles on Tuesday.

She then teamed up with Argentina’s Gisela Dulko in the doubles but the pair were beaten 6-2 6-3 by Vera Dushevina and Mariya Koryttseva.

Robson and Dulko got off to a bad start as their opponents broke in the first game before going on to take the first set easily. The Russian/Ukrainian pair then found themselves 3-0 down in the second but hit back strongly, winning six games in a row.


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