Laura Robson suffers first-round Unicef Open defeat

Laura Robson
Robson is the world number 234

Former Wimbledon junior champion Laura Robson has been knocked out in the first round of the Unicef Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

The 17-year-old Briton, a wildcard in next week's women's draw at Wimbledon, lost 7-5 6-3 to Spain's Arantxa Parra Santonja, the world number 106.

Robson served for the first set but could get only 47% of her first serves in, sending down 13 double faults.

Top seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium beat Romania's Monica Niculescu 7-5 7-5.

Elsewhere, Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Arantxa Rus of Netherlands, Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium beat Alberta Brianti of Italy and 40-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm overcame sixth seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko.

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