WTA Italian Open: British No 1 Laura Robson set for Serena Williams showdown

Last Updated: 14/05/13 11:18pm

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Laura Robson: Ready for test against top-ranked Serena Williams

Laura Robson: Ready for test against top-ranked Serena Williams

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Laura Robson admits she is relishing the chance to take on world No 1 Serena Williams in the second round of the Italian Open.

The 39th-ranked Robson moved comfortably through in just under 90 minutes against Venus, the 1999 Rome winner now ranked 24th.

"It's going to be insanely tough, but I'm just going to go out there and do my best."
Laura Robson

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."

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