30 Jun 2013

Robson steps into the spotlight

Match Report

Photo: Paul ZimmerLaura Robson (GBR)

British hopes of Grand Slam glory are usually pinned on the shoulders of one man in the second week. Laura Robson has ensured the home fans will be flocking to SW19 in their droves on what could be a magic Monday at Wimbledon involving Brits in both the men's and women's draws.

Robson battled back from a set and a break down to defeat New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 16 75 63 to become the first British woman since Sam Smith in 1998 to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

She will play Kaia Kanepi with a spot in the quarterfinals at stake after the Estonian overcame Alison Riske 62 63 on Saturday.

Other results of note in the women's draw saw Sabine Lisicki defeat Sam Stosur; Serena Williams thrash Kimiko Date-Krumm; and Li Na fight her way past Klara Zakopalova.

On the men's side, Bernard Tomic caused an upset against No. 9 seed Richard Gasquet; David Ferrer battled to a five-set win against Alexandr Dolgopolov: Andreas Seppi won a seventh consecutive five-set match this year with victory over Kei Nishikori; and Lukas Kubot took out Benoit Paire to keep alive the possibility of an all-Polish quarterfinal clash with Jerzy Janowicz.

The International Tennis Federation provides men's information to the media at Grand Slam events. For a full list of this year's notes click here.