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Robson to end injury nightmare

2015-06-19 07:49
Laura Robson (Gallo Images)

London - Former British number one Laura Robson revealed on Thursday that she will finally return to action in the Wimbledon warm-up event at Eastbourne after 17 months out with a wrist injury.

Robson had originally planned to make her comeback at last month's French Open, only for a hamstring injury to further delay her return.

The 21-year-old is over that problem now and has taken a wildcard entry into qualifying rounds of the WTA tournament at Eastbourne as she aims to put a miserable period behind her.

"Tournament bound. Is this real life?" Robson wrote on her Twitter account under a picture of her with a car and a bag of racquets.

Australia-born Robson, who needed surgery on her left wrist in April last year, has not played since a first round defeat at the Australian Open in January 2014.

Her decision to play at Eastbourne could persuade Wimbledon chiefs to give her a wildcard for the grass-court Grand Slam, which gets underway on June 29.

Robson, a former junior Wimbledon champion, reached a career-high 27th place in the world rankings before her injury troubles.

She had twice made it to the last 16 at Grand Slams, including at Wimbledon in 2013.

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