Laura Robson makes early French Open exit to Caroline Wozniacki
Tough going: Robson lost in straight sets to Caroline Wozniacki in Paris
Laura Robson crashed out of the French Open after losing to 6-3, 6-2 to an impressive Caroline Wozniacki.
The British No.1 went into the match at a career-high ranking of 35 and with high hopes of a having a good run in Paris having beaten the likes of Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Venus Williams this year.
But the teenager was left waiting for her first win in the main draw at Roland Garros as the former World. No.1, who has made at least the third round for the past five years, cruised home thanks to some impressive groundstrokes.
Robson made 39 unforced errors to her Danish opponent’s 10, who wrapped up victory on Court Suzanne Lenglen in one hour and 11 minutes.
‘You’re playing into her hands,’ Robson yelled midway through the first set, and it was impossible to disagree.
Robson’s only real bright spot in the second set was when she fought back from 40-0 at 4-1 with five straight points on the Wozniacki serve.
But Wozniacki broke again to leave herself serving for the match, and Robson had no answer.
The 19-year-old’s defeat means it falls to either Heather Watson or Elena Baltacha, who both play tomorrow, to try to secure Britain’s first win of the tournament.