US Open 2016: Laura Robson to play fellow Briton Naomi Broady

Laura Robson
Laura Robson won a silver medal in the mixed doubles with Andy Murray at the London 2012 Olympics

Laura Robson will play fellow Briton Naomi Broady in the US Open first round after beating Tatjana Maria 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 in the final round of qualifying.

Victory in New York was Robson's eighth in a row after she won a lower-tier tournament in Pennsylvania last month.

"It means a lot, and I'm really happy with how the last couple of weeks have gone," she said.

Robson, 22, and Broady are two of eight Britons in the first round, which starts on Monday.

Andy Murray, Aljaz Bedene, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson also feature.

Murray, the Wimbledon and Olympic champion and number two seed, faces world number 82 Lukas Rosol at Flushing Meadows.

Robson is trying to fight her way back to the top ranks of the game after a chronic wrist injury sustained in 2013 threatened to derail her career.

From a high of 27 in the rankings she dropped out of the top 500 in the world.

Although Robson played in last year's US Open, losing in the first round having used her protected ranking to gain direct entry to the tournament, she says she has only been pain free since early 2016.

Born in Melbourne, Robson moved to the United Kingdom when she was six.

She recorded her joint career best Grand Slam performance at the US Open, reaching the fourth round in 2012.

Robson has been encouraged by her recent form, which includes the Challenger Tour title in Pennsylvania before her successful qualifying campaign in New York.

"To win a decent Challenger and to get through some tough matches there and then three tough matches here, I feel like I've got a lot confidence right now," she said.

"I'm going to take that into the main draw and hopefully do well."

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