WTA Italian Open: British No 1 Laura Robson set for Serena Williams showdown
Laura Robson admits she is relishing the chance to take on world No 1 Serena Williams at the Italian Open.
Last Updated: 14/05/13 11:18pm
The 39th-ranked Robson moved comfortably through in just under 90 minutes against Venus, the 1999 Rome winner now ranked 24th.
The 19-year-old, who won the Wimbledon junior title at 14, upset fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska before losing in the third round to Ana Ivanovic in a third-set tie-break at last week's Madrid Open.
And following her comfortable 6-3 6-2 victory against the five-time Wimbledon winner on Monday, Robson can't wait for her first meeting with Serena, who won her 50th singles title in Madrid.
"I've never played her and I have always wanted to," Robson said. "It'll be a good test. She's playing probably her best tennis.
"It's going to be insanely tough, but I'm just going to go out there and do my best."