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Last Updated: Saturday January 31 2009 11:55 GMT

Robson loses final in Australia

Laura Robson

Laura Robson has lost the girls' final at the Australian Open tennis to Ksenia Pervak from Russia 6-3 6-1.

Robson was chasing a second junior Grand Slam title after winning the girls' final at Wimbledon in 2008, but this time she fell short.

Pervak is nearly 18, almost three years older than Robson, and is doing well in the women's senior rankings too.

That showed in the final, as Pervak broke Robson's serve six times, to win the title in 74 minutes.

Ksenia Pervak and Laura Robson
Ksenia Pervak and Laura Robson
After the final Robson said: "I felt she was generally more consistent than me and that was a key factor in why she won today, but it's disappointing to lose."

Robson is still planning on playing in the junior events at the major tournaments, but also hopes to play more senior events too.