Robson suffers first-round defeat

Western Telegraph: Laura Robson (pictured) lost her Wimbledon first-round match against Francesca Schiavone Laura Robson (pictured) lost her Wimbledon first-round match against Francesca Schiavone

Francesca Schiavone came from one set down to break Laura Robson's heart in a thrilling first-round clash at Wimbledon.

Robson is ranked 71 places below world number 26 Schiavone, but the 18-year-old Londoner made the 2010 French Open champion look ordinary in the first set by putting on a majestic display of powerful baseline tennis.

Despite needing treatment for what looked like a back injury, Schiavone regained her composure and survived break point in the second set before running out a 2-6 6-4 6-4 winner.

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