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Laura Robson reaches Australian Open juniors round two

Venue: Melbourne Park Date: 18-31 January
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Laura Robson
Robson is not seeded in the juniors as she plays mostly on the senior circuit

Britain's Laura Robson was pushed hard by 11th seed Yulia Putintseva of Russia before winning their Australian Open girls' singles second-round match.

The 2008 Wimbledon junior champion, aged 16, came through 6-2 3-6 6-2 against an opponent a year younger.

Robson trailed by a break in the final set but reeled off five games in a row and plays Romania's Cristina Dinu next.

The Briton is already into the quarter-finals of the women's doubles with Australian Sally Peers.

They will play 15th seeds Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Kirilenko on Wednesday, while Robson will also play Dinu on the same day.


Asked if she could handle the workload, the Londoner said: "I don't see why not. I've worked really hard on my fitness.

"I feel a lot stronger than a year ago. I've really worked hard cross-training. I generally feel better."

Fellow Briton Oliver Golding came through a tough battle against Ireland's Sam Barry in the boys' singles second round, eventually winning it 6-7 (8-10) 6-3 6-4.

And Tom Allen and Jack Carpenter beat Kalle Averfalk and Leandro Toledo 6-2 6-3 in the second round of the boys' doubles.

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