"That was the first time I've ever seen that in my life," said Robson. "But it worked, so fair play to her. But I don't think the crowd liked it very much.
"After that point, I was just thinking, if she's that desperate, I must be in a good situation."
Robson had run away with the first set in just 27 minutes, mainly thanks to her sweeping forehand.
She did not have things all her own way in the second set but, once she broke back to level it at 3-3, she resumed control.
Tabakova was the elder and taller of the two by some distance but Robson already has a winning temperament and, although one match point came and went at 5-4, she kept her focus and soon wrapped up her win.
"I think going for winners was kind of what I was trying to do," said Robson.
"I think staying in a rally with her wouldn't have been a really good idea because she had a really strong backhand. But I just kind of went for everything, and it did work."
And of the sudden media and public interest in her, the 14-year-old added: "It's just an overwhelming experience. There were so many people watching me today. The crowd and the support is really, really good.
"I try not to think about it too much but it's nice in a way because that means that everyone's thinking you are really good. So I'll take it as a compliment really."
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