Wimbledon - British juniors reach semi-finals

Thu, 01 Jul 17:55:00 2010

Former champion Laura Robson beat fellow Brit Tara Moore 7-5 6-1 to book her place in the Wimbledon girls' semi-finals.

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Oliver Golding also reached the semi-finals of the Wimbledon boys competition after he battled back from a set down to beat ninth-seeded Argentine Renzo Olivo 4-6 6-4 6-4.

Eighth-seed Robson, who won the title as a 14-year-old in 2008, struggled with 17-year-old Moore's power early on in their clash and went an early break down before really settling into the match and breaking back.

And once Robson, who lost to fourth seed Jelena Jankovic as a wildcard in the first round of the main draw, had taken the first set, the challenge of Moore faded away and the Melbourne-born Robson ran away with proceedings.

Next up for the 16-year-old will be 10th seed Sachie Ishizu from Japan.

Golding beat Australian world number one Jason Kubler to book his place in the last eight and is clearly riding a wave of confidence as he fought off Olivo to progress.

The 16-year-old Londoner, a former child actor, looked to be in trouble when, having already dropped the first set, he required treatment on his already bandaged right arm and dropped serve in the first get of the second set.

But he bounced back immediately to break before breaking in the 10th game of the second to force the decider.

Golding saved break points in the fourth game of the final set before grabbing his solitary opportunity with a forehand winner which also wrapped up the win.

He will play another Australian, Benjamin Mitchell, for a place in the final.

Pippa Davis / Eurosport

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