London 2012: Laura Robson disappointed after Maria Sharapova defeat
21:13 31 July 2012
Great Britain's Laura Robson in action during her Second Round match of the Women's Singles at the Olympic Tennis Venue, Wimbledon. Picture: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire
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The 18-year-old was beaten by one of the gold medal favourites
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Wimbledon resident Laura Robson is disappointed after her straight sets defeat to Maria Sharapova.
The 18-year-old gave the Russian a scare but the world number three, who achieved her career Grand Slam this year, had enough to send the Brit out of the singles competition.
“It’s always tough playing the number two in the world or however ranked she is now,” Robson said.
“She won the French Open so she’s obviously in great form and I had chances I didn’t take so it’s definitely disappointing. I’ve still got mixed doubles [with Andy Murray] to look forward to.
“It’s tough playing against someone like that because you have to go for so much on your serve, otherwise she’s just going to start ripping returns. She definitely puts you under pressure.”
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