Women’s Tennis: Robson disappointed by performance

British number one Laura Robson

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British number one Laura Robson could not repeat last year’s US Open third-round win over Li Na as she was defeated in straight sets in the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Robson entered the competition at Flushing Meadows as a seeded player for the first time at a Grand Slam but she was unable to book her spot in the fourth round for the second year running.

The Briton seeded 30th made the third round with victories over Loudres Dominguez Lino and Caroline Garcia.

However, she had been suffering with a wrist injury throughout the tournament and can now receive the right treatment ahead of returning to the tour next month for the Asian swing of tournaments.

Robson said: “I’ll rest it a little bit, let it heal completely, and then do some good training before Asia.”

The 19-year-old looked out of sorts in the game and made 30 errors, allowing her Chinese opponent and fifth seed to take control of the game and advance to the fourth round.

Although playing some good tennis in her opening two matches and once again winning some fans at Flushing Meadows, Robson admitted she was left feeling disappointed by her standard of play over the week.

Robson added: “I could have played a lot better.

“Overall I would say it was an average week and I definitely was looking to do better.”

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