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London 2012: Laura Robson and Heather Watson scare German pair Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki but come up short

20:48 28 July 2012

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Great Britain's Laura Robson (right) and Heather Watson, pictured during the Wimbledon championships, gave German pair Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki a scare

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Olympics tennis: Great Britain (Robson/Watson) lost to Germany (Kerber/Lisicki) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Wimbledon resident Laura Robson, with her partner Heather Watson bowed out of the women’s doubles after a titanic struggle with German pair Angeluqie Kerber and Sabine Lisicki.

Neither Kerber or Lisicki, both Wimbledon semi finalists in recent years, were on form in the first set, faulting over half of their first serves – the pair’s service percentage was an absolutely abysmal 44 per cent as Watson and Robson triumphed by six games to one.

In contract the British pair put 76 per cent of their first serves in and fired down three aces to their opponents’ none.

The British pair broke in the third game of the second set but the German’s found form to break back.

But their serve let them down again and Watson and Robson broke again and this time the pair kept it.

Despite an opportunity to break and serve for the match the Brits failed and Kerber and Lisicki punished the mistake by bringing it back to serve.

And the Germans had all the momentum, breaking again to take the second set by six games to four.

But as with previous sets the British duo broke their more illustrious opponents straight away in the deciding set.

Yet again they failed to take advantage and Kerber and Lisicki broke back and finally took command of the third set.

Robson will be back in action tomorrow when she faces Lucie Safarova, while Watson faces Silvia Soler Espinosa.

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