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Robson survives scare


 

Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:47

The 15-year-old former Wimbledon junior champion lost a tight opening set to the American 18-year-old before storming back to level the match and then rallying from 4-1 down in the final set to score a 4-6 6-1 6-4 victory on Court 7.

Robson, who reached the final round of qualifying for the main women’s draw in the final grand slam of 2009, will next play either 12th seed Tamaryn Hendler of Belgium or Russia’s Yulia Putintseva for a place in the quarter-finals.

Robson was set to return to action later in the day alongside Anna Orlik of Belarus in a first round girls doubles tie against Japan’s Miyabi Inoue and Risa Ozaki.

Leading British junior girl Hannah Watson, seeded 11th in New York, is set to play American qualifier Courtney Dolehide in her second round match on Wednesday.

There were also British and Irish boys scheduled to play on Tuesday.

Middlesex’s Oliver Golding was due to be in doubles action with Sweden’s Tobias Blomgren against Argentine second seeds Facundo Arguello and Agustin Velotti while 16-year-old Dubliner John Morrissey was set to partner India’s Sudanwa Sitaram against American pair Gonzalas Austin and Bjorn Fratangelo.

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