Laura Robson on her way to beating Venus Williams

Laura Robson delivers at last on promise to 'take down' Venus Williams

Briton beats Williams 6-3, 6-2 as she predicted when she was 14 years old. And next up it’s her world No 1 sister Serena...

Laura Robson had won just two matches in six tournaments before beating Rybarikova

Madrid Masters: Laura Robson lets victory slip through her fingers

Drama tends to follow Laura Robson wherever she plays and the 19-year-old Briton's latest tournament ended in typical fashion in Madrid. Robson, who was attempting to win a place in the quarter-finals of a WTA Premier event for the first time, led Ana Ivanovic 5-2 in the final set but went on to lose 5-7, 6-2, 7-6.

Laura Robson had won just two matches in six tournaments before beating Rybarikova

Laura Robson digs deep to set up Agnieszka Radwanska meeting

Laura Robson has not enjoyed the best of times since her stunning victory over Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open in January but the 19-year-old Briton showed great resilience to win her opening match in Madrid. Despite losing the first set to Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova, Robson recovered to beat the world No 48 6-7, 6-2, 6-2.

Ana Ivanovic

Serena Williams joins Victoria Azarenka on the list of absentees for the Dubai Duty Free Championships

World number one pulls out with 'back problems'

Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open

Maria Sharapova insists off-court links with Li Na will not be an issue after pair reach Australian Open semi-finals

Sharapova will plan Na in the semi-final of the Australian Open

Andy Murray seeded third for the Australian Open

British number one in line to play Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals

Heather Watson's US Open campaign ends early

Heather Watson's US Open campaign came to an end on the first afternoon at Flushing Meadows as she was beaten 6-2 6-3 by ninth seed Li Na.

July 30, 2012: Laura Robson in action at Wimbledon

Tennis: Andy Murray and Laura Robson to contest mixed doubles for Great Britain

Andy Murray will go for Olympic gold on two fronts after it was confirmed today he and Laura Robson will be Britain's mixed doubles entry for the tournament at Wimbledon.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams reaches seventh Wimbledon final after beating Victoria Azarenka

Serena Williams booked her place in a seventh Wimbledon final with one of the most bruising demolitions seen on Centre Court in recent years.

Murray came back from losing the opening set

Price of Wimbledon final tickets surge following Andy Murray progression

Tickets for the Wimbledon men's final are set to top £45,000 as Murray mania swamps the nation, an online ticket seller has said.

A day of highs and lows for British talent at Wimbledon

On a day of highs and lows for British talent at the All England Club one thing at least was predictable: Andy Murray would make us sweat.

Heather Watson savours the acclaim on Court No 2

Joy for wide-awake Heather Watson win

Despite a bad night's sleep 20-year-old races to victory and is first British woman in third round for 10 years

Anne Keothavong (pictured) was beaten by Daniela Hantuchova

Robson and Watson win to close on top 100 places

Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha will not give up their positions at the top without a fight, but the Aegon International at Eastbourne is witnessing a changing of the guard in British women's tennis.

Caroline Wozniacki who has been beaten by German Julia Gorges in each of their last three matches

Woe for Wozniacki as her slide continues

Caroline Wozniacki's troubles continue.

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