Robson and Watson in Olympic team

Laura Robson may have not long crashed out of Wimbledon but she'll return to the All England Club next month after being one of seven additions to the British tennis team for London 2012.


Robson lost to 24th seed Francesca Schiavone at SW19 on Tuesday but is guaranteed a trip back to Wimbledon for the Olympics where she'll partner Heather Watson in the women's doubles.

Robson and Watson are two of four British women given wildcards by the ITF with Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha handed the opportunity to enter the women's singles draw in London.

On the men's side, Jamie Murray joins his brother Andy, who was the first Brit to be selected last week, on the team with the Scottish siblings set to join forces in the men's doubles.

They reached the second round on their Olympic debut at Beijing 2008 and will be joined in the men's doubles draw for London 2012 by Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins.

And for Robson, who won the girls' junior title at Wimbledon in the last Olympic year in 2008, her selection for London 2012 is a dream come true.

"I am hugely honoured and very excited to be representing the UK in the London Olympic Games. From the moment the announcement was made regarding London winning the Olympic bid, it was my dream to be part of Team GB," said Robson.

"Not many athletes are fortunate enough to represent their country at a home Olympic Games and from everything that I have heard and seen it is going to be amazing. I hope to make my team mates and supporters proud."

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