Victory joy for Robson


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:36

Reigning girls’ champion Robson, 15, was handed a wild card into the women’s singles tournament this year but lost in three sets in the first round to Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova.

However she gave a performance which impressed many observers in that match and today played a full part as she and Stoop – another first-round British loser in the women’s singles – got their doubles campaign off to a winning start.

They won a nailbiting match on Court One 6-4 3-6 13-11, with the deciding set lasting one hour and 46 minutes.

The pair’s next opponents have considerably more pedigree than the Curtis-Smith partnership though, with France’s Amelie Mauresmo and Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova waiting in round two.

Mauresmo and Kuznetsova, who have each won grand slam singles titles, are the 16th seeds.


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