Maria Kirilenko stunned by Laura Robson
Laura Robson stunned Russian 10th seed Maria Kirilenko with a straight sets win yesterday that ensured a female British presence in the second round at Wimbledon.
Robson, 19, the world number 38, won 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 18 minutes on Court One to make sure Andy Murray was not the only home player to get through the first round.
Robson showed maturity to defeat the more experienced Kirilenko, with some excellent shots down the line and improved serving. She now faces Colombian qualifier Mariana Duque-Marino in the next round.
“I’m still so nervous, even on the last point I didn’t know whether my forehand was in or not, walking to the net unsure,” Robson said.