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Laura Robson loses Australian Open doubles match

AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Venue: Melbourne Park Date: 18-31 January
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Laura Robson and Sally Peers
Robson and Peers only teamed on the eve of the tournament

Laura Robson saw her Australian Open doubles hopes end as she and Sally Peers lost in the last eight to Maria Kirilenko and Agnieszka Radwanska.

The 16-year-old Briton, who earlier in the day reached the quarter-finals of the junior singles, joined Australian Peers to tackle the 15th seeds.

But the duo, with a combined age of just 34, were beaten 6-4 6-1.

In the juniors, Robson beat Cristina Dinu of Romania 6-3 6-3 in 67 minutes and next faces unseeded Ester Goldfeld.

"Today's match was really good, she played very aggressively so I just tried to get as many balls back," said Robson after her singles victory.

"I felt slightly tired but I got through it. I'm trying to think one match at a time rather then winning the tournament.

Fellow Briton Oliver Golding lost 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 to Australian wildcard James Duckworth in the third round of the boys' singles.



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see also
Australian Open day 10 photos
27 Jan 10 |  Tennis
Robson has to work for junior win
26 Jan 10 |  Tennis
Robson wins junior singles opener
25 Jan 10 |  Tennis
Robson reaches doubles last eight
24 Jan 10 |  Tennis
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