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(January 17, 2013) For Great Britan’s Laura Robson it’s a the second straight major that she taken down a former Grand Slam winner, this time in 2011 Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic. Robson survived No. 8 seed Kvitrova 2-6, 6-3,,11-9 in a match which lasted past Midnight in Melbourne.
At the US Open the teenage Robson upset both Kim Clijsters and Li Na.
Robson took advantage of poor serving by the Czech who hit 18 double faults. Robson rallied from 2-4 down in the final set to win.
“I never gave up,“ said Robson. Even when she went up a break twice in the third, I just thought I can always break her serve, I just have to get as many returns in as I can.
“And in the end, I just thought I’ve got nothing to lose. So I’m just going to relax on my serve a bit more and just go for it.”
“I knew it was going to be very, very tough and trying to return her serve in the first set was very, very hard,” the No. 53 Robson told the audience on court after the match.
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