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Laura Robson - Marina Erakovic Live

Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United KingdomL Robson176--
New ZealandM Erakovic653--

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  1. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 6-3 - GAME SET AND MATCH ROBSON! Too much on the follow-up for Erakovic, who stumbles and can't clear the net. From the brink of defeat she becomes the first British woman into the second week since Sam Smith 15 years ago. Next up is one of Alison Riske or Kaia Kanepi.

  2. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 5-3 - Robson slips to 0-30 with some sluggish play, netting a weak backhand. Solid first serve that Erakovic returns wide pulls one back. And again as a stretching Erakovic nets a volley after a very powerful forehand on the run. That was risky! Robson then plumps her first serve wide, and another risky shot with a second serve down the middle, Erakovic nets and a second match point Robson!

  3. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 5-3 - Robson challenges that her return was wide, but it was, advantage Erakovic, who holds with a brutal serve that Robson reaches but cannot control.

  4. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 5-2 - Erakovic serving to stay in the tournament but first blood Robson as she smacks away a fine return. And 30-0 now as Erakovic feels the heat but she pulls one back with a lovely guided volley at the net. ACE for 30-30. Robson will have to work for this, that's certain. But a killer return kisses the net for match point! Ach, next return is just wide. Deuce.

  5. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 5-2 - Robson with a challenge but her first serve was long. The next return is long but Robson seems intent to give Erakovic a route back into this with a sloppy serve. 30-30. But a great outswinging winner wide of the Kiwi-Croat puts Robson a point away from a seriously commanding position, and she takes it as Erakovic pings a forehand wide.

  6. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 4-2 - Erakovic holds after controlling that service game. A love hold was on but for a slip by the Kiwi. Ace did it in the end. Has she found another gear after blowing it with a nervy end to the second set?

  7. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 4-1 - BREAK BACK! A weak backhand from an out-of-position Robson sees Erakovic deservedly break back. But Robson is still a break up...

  8. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 4-0 - Erakovic noses in front with a fine winner but Robson levels... break point now as Erakovic, whose game had fallen apart, pulls out a booming forehand down the line... Robson now on the run but she stays alive and Erakovic with an error, overhitting what should have been a forehand winner. Deuce and Robson saves a few break-back points as Erakovic finds an extra burst of energy as she battles to stay in it!

  9. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 4-0 - BREAK! Two break points for Robson, who has stared down defeat and raised Erakovic. And a double fault, again, shows the Kiwi has fallen to pieces completely, having chucked in countless aces early on.

  10. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 3-0 - A huge hold as Robson had double faulted down to 0-40! Now on deuce, a great rally off second serve that Robson takes with a flying backhand and a cool lob. Excellent stuff, and a big serve to hold. In command.

  11. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 2-0 - BREAK! Robson gets another break point opportunity at 30-40, but Erakovic pulls through with a fine serve outwide for an ace to take it to deuce. Robson will not be denied, however, and she slams a forehand down the line to take the crucial advantage in this deciding set!

  12. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 1-0 - Robson is moving a lot better now but needs to avoid being dragged to net by the quicker Erakovic. The Briton holds the opener to 15.

  13. - - ROBSON 1-6 7-5 - SET! Erakovic moves 30-0 but a fine Robbo return sees the Kiwi wrong-footed. And a brutal return completely flummoxes Erakovic, who nets the follow-up! And set point as Erakovic's serve falls apart! A challenge on the next point, which will be replayed after a Robson strike was incorrectly called out. And a double fault for the set! My word!

  14. - - ROBSON 1-6 6-5 - Robson still has to hold now, one point away but the serve is wide. Erakovic slips but is ok. And Robson finally gets her legs going to meet a drop shot with a lovely pass.

  15. - - ROBSON 1-6 5-5 - BREAK BACK! Erakovic is serving for the match - Robson HAS to break to stay in Wimbledon and her first return is a beaut. Can she do this? Second return is wide... Robson edges ahead again and a terrible double-fault from the ace machine gives Robson two break-back points! Now she's nervous. The first serve nets... The second is weak but Robson returns long. Still one more break point Robson... And a great winner into the corner! Finally a risky shot from Robson!

  16. - - ROBSON 1-6 3-5 - Robson's movement is not her strongest point, but she has been little short of immobile today. Nerves and fatigue probably. Anyway, she does hold as Erakovic backhands her return wide, but she was sloppy in doing so.

  17. - - ROBSON 1-6 3-5 - Erakovic is just hitting more winners, and looking more threatening from all angles; serve, return, deep, net... Robson has only had one game where she could have broken and Erakovic holds wo love with another ace.

  18. - - ROBSON 1-6 3-4 - Robson holds with a swooping double-handed strike across the court and away but she needs to break back.

  19. - - ROBSON 1-6 2-4 - Much better from Robson as she moves 40-15 but Erakovic saves the first break point with an ace down the middle! And she saves the second with a superb forehand off the line! Robson's movement not great. Deuce. And Erakovic really brings out her service game to hold from a sticky position. That was a big chance for Robson.

  20. - - ROBSON 1-6 2-3 - BREAK! Robson is blowing this - she was in command of that service game but totally switched off and is broken off deuce with a wild, mis-hit forehand well wide of court. Poor.

  21. - - ROBSON 1-6 2-2 - Erakovic pumps in her fifth ace today, which is an excellent return for a 5'9" baseliner. Robson bosses the next point though, some monster hitting that yields an overhit lob. Still 40-15 and Erakovic holds.

  22. - - ROBSON 1-6 2-1 - Much much better from Robson, who holds to love to keep it with serve. She needs to stamp herself on this set as Erakovic is not really making any mistakes.

  23. - - ROBSON 1-6 1-0 - Robson starts the second set with more confidence but mis-hits a forehand at the baseline after being deceived by the bounce. She holds to 30 with a cool disguised forehand that just floated over the net.

  24. - - ROBSON 1-6 - SET! Robson had a sniff of a break back after going 30-0 but some dreadful decision making sees her play a drop shot when Erakovic was practically on the net, allowing a successful lob that a wooden Robson cannot reach. And that is the first set to Erakovic.

  25. - - ROBSON 1-5 - BREAK! Robson with a horrible service game, getting her radar all wrong as she lands several shots out including a woeful forehand about a yard long. Way too many unforced errors - this unfortunately has been typical of Robson's career, she literally takes her eye off the balll against weaker opponents.

  26. - - ROBSON 1-4 - Erakovic holds with ease though and maintains her break advantage. She's not the biggest or most powerful, but the Croatia-born Kiwi has some fine shots in her repertoire, including a fine, curling forehand and a cute drop shot.

  27. - - ROBSON 1-3 - After dropping the first point to groans from the crowd, Robson appears to wake up and holds to 15 to get off the mark.

  28. - - ROBSON 0-3 - Erakovic defends the break despite a double fault and she is very much in charge of the opening set. Maybe two matches in two days will be too much for Robson - she's certainly started slowly.

  29. - - ROBSON 0-2 - BREAK! Robson slips and looks to have hurt her ankle. Worrying but she gets up. Just as concerning is she is 15-40 down, two break points to Erakovic! And she takes it with a superb return off second serve, opening up a forehand off the line!

  30. - - ROBSON 0-1 - Erakovic holds serve to 15 to get this match underway. Then Robson dicates her opening service point with some huge shots, but Erakovic somehow stays alive with some great baseline running, with Robson hitting long under no pressure.

  31. - - Laura Robson is up next, after Mikhail Youhzny beat Viktor Troicki on Court Two. She faces Kiwi qualifier Marina Erakovic.

Laura Robson

Nationality GBR
Date of Birth 21/01/1994
Height 1.8 m
Weight 67 kg

Marina Erakovic

Nationality NZL
Date of Birth 06/03/1988
Height 1.74 m
Weight 65 kg