Laura Robson breezes into junior Australian Open final
AUSTRALIAN OPEN Venue: Melbourne Park Date: 18-31 January BBC coverage:
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Robson is through to the girls' final for the second year running in Australia
Laura Robson eased past Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic in straight sets to reach the final of the Australian Open junior championships.
The Briton, the 2008 Wimbledon junior champion, cruised to a 6-3 6-1 triumph in 65 minutes.
Robson, who dropped her serve once in another impressive display, now plays Pliskova's twin sister, Karolina, in Saturday's final from about 0300 GMT.
Robson, 16, lost in the final of the same tournament last year.
However, she has been in superb form this year, losing just one set on her way to the final.
"I'd love to win a second junior Grand Slam," Robson told BBC Radio 5 live.
"I think I've really improved since last year in all aspects, especially my movement. I also feel more comfortable on court."
The girls' final follows the boys' final on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday, with play starting at 0200 GMT.
Robson admitted it might be a "bit weird" to play Kristyna's twin sister, although Karolina will pose a different challenge as she is right-handed.
"Last year I was really nervous going into the final and then I didn't really feel comfortable playing against the girl [Ksenia Pervak of Russia], but hopefully this year it will be different," said Robson, who was born in Australia.
Robson, who turned 16 on 21 January, said she would send a 'good luck' message to her Hopman Cup team-mate Andy Murray before the men's final on Sunday.
"He'll be pretty confident going into the match as he's played so well so far. It would be really good for British tennis (if he won)," she added.
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