Laura Robson disappointed after third consecutive first-round exit
Laura Robson says she is disappointed after defeat in Indian Wells gave her a third consecutive first-round tournament exit.
Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson came from a set down to beat Robson 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-1 at the BNP Paribas Open.
"It was especially disappointing for me today because I really felt for the first time this year I was hitting it well," said the 19-year-old.
Robson's recent first-round exits
Qatar Open, 12 Feb: Lost to Daniela Hantuchova 6-4 6-1
Dubai Duty Free Championships, 19 Feb: Lost to Yulia Putintseva 6-4 2-6 7-6 (8-6)
BNP Paribas Open, 7 March: Lost to Sofia Arvidsson 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-1
Robson, who has been struggling with a chest infection since the Olympics, conceded her recent troubles were a factor in her latest defeat.
She let a 4-1 lead slip in the second set before being dominated in the deciding set, winning just one game.
"I would say a little bit more nervous than normal - when you go through a tough patch it is hard to get the first win back and I really wanted it today," said Robson.
"That maybe made it a bit worse."
Robson has risen to world number 43 this year and reached the third round of the Australian Open - her best effort in Melbourne.
She also helped Great Britain secure a Fed Cup World Group II play-off after success in the Euro/Africa Group I play-off against Bulgaria.