Robson had raced to a 4-0 lead before Oudin settled into her game, finally getting on the scoreboard and again in her next service game, leaving Robson to serve for the first set.
There was no early break this time for Robson as Oudin started a little more brightly but to no avail as Robson turned the screws again, sealing a swift victory and setting up a second round clash with eighth seed and Wimbledon 2011 champion, Petra Kvitova.
ROSOL (CZE) def BAKER (GBR) 7-6(5) 7-5 6-2
After training with Andy Murray in Miami and an amazing qualifying run, Jamie Baker’s AO campaign ended at the hands of Czech Lukas Rosol, who defeated Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon 2012 R2.
Perhaps the lack of experience hindered Baker, who had been up a break in the first two sets but failed to hold on to his lead.
That Baker is playing at all is a testament to his resolve, after being diagnosed with a life-threatening blood condition in 2008.
Hopefully this will be a spur for him to push on for the rest of the year.
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