Laura Robson eases past Jovana Jaksic at Guangzhou Open

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The Independent Online

Laura Robson eased into the second round of the Guangzhou Open as she looked to repeat last year's heroics in China.

The 19-year-old, who became the first British woman in 22 years to reach a WTA final at the tournament 12 months ago, had no trouble defeating Jovana Jaksic 6-2, 6-4 at the first hurdle.

Meanwhile, Marin Cilic said he will appeal against a nine-month ban imposed for testing positive for banned stimulant nikethamide.