Laura Robson beaten in second round of the China Open


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The Independent Online

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.