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Robson slips to defeat in Canada


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23 July 2015 Last updated at 20:14

Britain’s Laura Robson lost in three sets to American Ellie Halbauer in the second round of the Granby National Bank Challenger tournament in Canada.

Having won her
first match singles in almost two years in the opening round, the world number 913 lost 6-2 4-6 6-2 to the world number 498.

Robson, who was 27 in the world in 2013, will play in the US Open next month thanks to a
protected ranking.

The 21-year-old returned from a wrist injury in June after 18 months out.

Robson is able to play in the US Open as players are allowed to enter eight tournaments based on the ranking they had before a long-term injury lay off.