Since making a splash at last year's U.S. Open, Laura Robson has been inconsistent but on Day 2 at Wimbledon, the 19 year old Brit made news at a Major again, with an upset of 10th seeded Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4.
With chants from a "Home Crowd" cheering her on, Robson overcame nerves and a late match rally by Kirilenko in route to the upset. “I think it was a big one for me because although I really like grass and I seem to play well on it, I’ve never actually done overly well here", she said after the match.
Things were rolling along well for the 38th ranked player in the World, building a 6-3, 4-1 lead. But just as it looked like the second set might slip away, Robson was able to hold serve at 5-4 in the second set and close out the match, despite issues with her ball toss.
Early in the match, Robson dominated with powerful ground strokes and ended up with 31 winners in the match and despite a case of the nerves, advanced to the second round of the draw. She will face qualifier, Mariana Duque-Marino next.
It was a big win for the host Country who are already down to just two players left in Singles. Andy Murray, who advanced in the Men's Draw, is the other.