Tennis - Robson squanders big chance against Ivanovic

British teenager Laura Robson failed to build on her fine win against fourth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round when she lost 5-7 6-2 7-6 to former world number one Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the night session.

Tennis - Robson fights through in first outing since Wimbledon

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Laura Robson of Britain (Reuters)

Seeded 16th, Ivanovic was a break down to the 19-year-old in the deciding set but the former French Open champion fought back to take the tie break 7-5 as Robson double faulted on match point to miss out on a place in the last eight.

"I'll definitely take the positives out of the match," Robson said.

"It's been a good week of tennis for me and my level has picked up a lot since Estoril last week," added Robson, who is currently without a coach after splitting with Zeljko Krajan just before the Madrid event.

"It's not all bad and I've still got Rome to look forward to next week. It was a great match from her and hopefully we'll have some more great matches in the future."

The British number one defeated a top four player for the first time on Monday after beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3 6-1.

Third round results

16-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Laura Robson (GBR) 5-7 6-2 7-6(5)

Round 3 6-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 3-6 6-4 7-5

Second round results

Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) beat 8-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 2-6 6-2 6-3

13-Maria Kirilenko (Russia) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-7(5) 6-1

Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat 3-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 1-6 6-2 6-3

Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-3 6-1

Varvara Lepchenko (US) beat Julia Goerges (Germany)WO

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