WTA Family Circle Cup: Laura Robson pays for error-strewn display

Last Updated: 04/04/13 10:30am

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Laura Robson: eight double faults

Laura Robson: eight double faults

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Laura Robson was knocked out of the WTA Family Circle Cup in the second round, losing to Eugenie Bouchard in three sets.

Robson, who ensured she will move above Heather Watson in the national rankings by winning her first-round match in Charlseton, was the 16th seed at the claycourt event but again struggled with her serve against her fellow 19-year-old.

Canadian qualifier Bouchard came out on top 6-4 3-6 6-1 in a match lasting two hours six minutes, during which the Briton committed eight double-faults to her opponent's three.

Robson began the week 42nd in the world rankings, which will be next updated by the WTA on Monday - two places behind Watson, who has been diagnosed with glandular fever.

Champion effort

Meanwhile, Danish second seed Caroline Wozniacki cruised through her second round match, defeating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1 6-1 for her sixth straight victory at the event.

Wozniacki only entered the tournament on Saturday when a scheduled humanitarian trip to Haiti with boyfriend Rory McIlroy was postponed.

The 2011 Family Circle champion did not show any ill-effects from her last-minute decision to play, as she broke Soler-Espinosa twice to win the final five games of the opening set.

Serving impressively, Wozniacki took a 3-1 lead in the second set with a 111mph ace to keep Soler-Espinosa on the defensive and wrapped up the win in just 59 minutes.

Another former champion, Australia's Sam Stosur, also advanced with a 6-1 6-2 win over New Zealander Marina Erakovic. Third seed Stosur, who lifted the title in 2010, will take on Bouchard in the third round.

American qualifier Mallory Burdette shocked 15th seed Sabine Lisicki 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 to earn a third-round meeting with defending champion Serena Williams; 10th seed Julia Goerges of Germany held off Belarusian Olga Govortsova 6-2 0-6 6-3 and American Madison Keys eased past compatriot Grace Min 6-4 6-3.

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