Laura Robson knocked out of Katowice Open in first round

Laura Robson failed to convert a match point as she lost to Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino in the first round of the Katowice Open in Poland.

Eighth seed Robson held match point on her opponent's serve at 7-6 in the second set tie-break, but could not take it and lost 5-7 7-6 (9-7) 6-1.

Match stats

Robson Dominguez Lino

Match time: 2hrs 30mins

8

Aces

2

11

Double faults

2

46%

First serves

71%

72%

First serve pts won

59%

31%

Second serve pts won

50%

6/8

Break points won

7/16

101/215

Total points won

114/215

Robson replaced Heather Watson as Britain's top woman  on Monday after moving up to 39 in the world rankings.

The next event for both players is Britain's Fed Cup tie in Argentina.

That takes place on 20-21 April in Buenos Aires, although Watson's place is not certain as she is currently recovering from glandular fever.

Robson, 19, had been hoping to find some form on the clay in Katowice, having won just two of eight matches since the Australian Open in January.

However, 11 double faults and a first-serve percentage of just 46% hampered her chances against the experienced Dominguez Lino.

The 32-year-old Spaniard, a two-time WTA tournament winner on clay, managed to stay in touch before dominating the decider to win in two hours and 30 minutes.