Tennis - Robson loses Miami doubles final, partners Raymond at Wimbledon

Laura Robson was a beaten finalist in the women's doubles final in Miami, going down with veteran partner Lisa Raymond to a 6-1 7-6(2) defeat to third seeds Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik.

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Laura Robson of Britain hits a return to Camila Giorgi of Italy during their match at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne (Reuters)

The 19-year-old, together with her 39-year-old partner, had enjoyed a stunning run to the final, including defeating the top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals. Speaking after the match, Robson told the BBC that the duo would play together in the women's doubles at Wimbledon.

But it took just 70 minutes for the Russian/Slovakian pairing to wrap up the title.

Petrova and Srebotnik were clinical on return, creating 10 break points and converting half of them, and though the second set was closer than the first, they breezed through the tie break to seal the match.

Robson was playing in her first doubles final on the WTA tour.

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