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Last Updated: Friday January 30 2009 08:56 GMT

Robson beats heat to reach final

Laura Robson in action in Australia

Rising British tennis star Laura Robson has fought her way into the girls' final at the Australian Open.

Robson, 15, battled back from a slow start in her semi-final to beat Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.

The match was delayed for a few hours because the weather is so warm at the moment in Australia. At one point it got to 44 degrees in Melbourne.

When the match did begin Robson lost the first three games, but recovered to earn a 6-4 6-3 victory.

Laura Robson cools off in Australia
Laura Robson cools off in Australia
Robson won the girls' title at Wimbledon in 2008, and a second Grand Slam triumph in Australia will make her the junior world number one.

Robson will play Russian girl Ksenia Pervak in the final.