Australian Open: Andy Murray through, Laura Robson out

  • 19 January 2013
Andy Murray

Britain's Andy Murray is through to round four of the Australian Open tennis championships, but Laura Robson is knocked out.

Murray beat Ricardas Berankis from Lithuania in straight sets 6-3 6-4 7-5 to make the final 16.

The pair are training partners. "We know each other's games pretty well, we practise a lot together," Murray said.

But he admitted: "I was struggling, he was making me feel pretty uncomfortable on the court."

Murray will face a Frenchman in the next round - either Gilles Simon or Gael Monfils.

Image caption Laura Robson

Laura Robson was beaten in straight sets by American Sloane Stephens 7-5 6-3.

The British female number two was troubled by shoulder problems during her match.

Her defeat is a disappointment after Robson pulled off a stunning second round win over former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

Fellow Brit Heather Watson was knocked out of Aus Open by Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland on Friday.