Robson Makes Winning Start in Charleston

By Ros Satar

Fresh from her Miami doubles success with Lisa Raymond, Laura Robson got off to a winning start in on the green clay of Charleston in her first round match against Estrella Cabeza Candela.

The pair met last year in the first round of the French Open, with Robson winning that encounter in straight sets.

Cabeza Candela never really troubled the Brit, who took the match in 74 minutes.

Robson defended all seven of the break points she faced in the first set, and five double-faults will not have helped.

The second set was more resolute for Robson, and she now faces her one of best friends on tour, Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard, who came through the qualifying rounds.