Robson earns first WTA ranking
Originally published on 26/02/10 11:17
Junior Wimbledon champion Laura Robson made her debut in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles world rankings when the new list was published on Monday morning.
The 14-year-old Briton enters the list at No.550 after playing her third professional event in Barnstaple, Devon, last week. She is the 13th-highest ranked British player in the world rankings.
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The teenager hit the headlines when she became the youngest winner of the girls singles at Wimbledon since Martina Hingis in July.
In September she made a surprisingly successful debut on the pro tour, reaching the second round of a French Futures event and the semi-finals of the $75,000 ITF event in Shrewsbury, England, a week later.
Robson found the going a little tougher last week when she lost in the first round in both the singles and doubles at the $50,000 ITF tournament in Barnstaple.
Her next test will provide fans with an idea of how she will fare against the worlds best players when she makes her debut at a WTA Tour event for the first time.
Robson has accepted a wild card into the WTA tier 3 Fortis Championships which begins in Luxembourg on Monday October 20.