Robson meets Paris match
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:32
The 15-year-old Junior Wimbledon champion was the top seed for the event after becoming world number one earlier this year, but she could not live up to her billing as she lost 7-6 (12-10) 1-6 6-3 to Poland’s Sandra Zaniewska.
Robson, who needed to come from a set down to beat Karina Pimkina on Monday, went an early break down but fought back and broke Zaniewska in the seventh game.
There were no further breaks and the set was settled by a titanic tie-break, which Robson eventually lost 12-10.
The Wimbledon teenager had two set points but could not take them, double-faulting on one.
However, Robson quickly put that disappointment behind her and broke for a 3-1 lead in the second set.
That quickly became 5-1 with another break and she wrapped up the set in less than half an hour.
The English girl’s dominance did not continue into the decider, however, with Zaniewska getting the better of three consecutive breaks of serve.
Robson, who reached the final of the Australian Open in January but has admitted to struggling on the slower clay, saved match points at 5-2 but could not do the same on Zaniewska’s serve as the Pole booked her third-round spot.