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Laura Robson beaten in second round of the China Open


Laura Robson was knocked out of the China Open in the second round by Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino today.

The 18-year-old went into the match as the higher-ranked player, a rarity in her young career, but a late break in a tight first set proved crucial as her 31-year-old opponent triumphed 7-5 6-3.

The first set went with serve until the very last game, when Dominguez Lino finally forced the match's first break point and took it to win the set 7-5.

Another break followed in game three of the second set and the Spaniard backed it up with a hold to lead 3-1.

A further break for each player left Dominguez Lino with a 5-3 lead and she duly completed victory in an hour and 35 minutes.