Joy for Britain at Wimbledon... Robson wins junior title


Laura Robson became Britain's first junior girls' champion for 24 years after an incredible victory over Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.

The fourteen year romped to the first set 6-3, and despite taking a break early in the second, was made to fight by her opponent, the third seed.

Consequently, Lertcheewakarn grappled the second set with a performance full of power and positive tennis, as nerves spread through the Court One crowd.

But they need not have worried, as after Robson held the first service game, she barely looked back, romping to a 6-1 victory.

Laura Robson

She's done it! Robson wins at Wimbledon

1732: THIRD SET 6-1 Robson. She blitzes the first three points and it's three championship points. That's it - she's done it!

1731: THIRD SET 5-1 Robson. Robson gets another break point, as Lertcheewakarn is visibly tiring. And it's magnificent stuff from Robson as she wins her third straight game.

1725: THIRD SET 4-1 Robson. We're into deuce, with Robson getting joy whenever she comes to the net. A lengthy rally forces Lertcheewakarn onto the back foot for advantage, and she goes on to hold.

1720: A hold of serve is what the doctor orders, Laura. And she starts in the best possible manner, with Lertcheewakarn firing a wayward forehand. But what's this? A stunning effort from the Thai - it can only be described as a one-off - brings it back to 15-15. Robson replies with an ace, but Lertcheewakarn fires an imperious forehand for 30-30.

1719: THIRD SET 3-1 Robson. Quality. Robson ties Lertcheewakarn in knots for the third break in three games. 

1716: THIRD SET 2-1 Robson. The wind is playing its part on court as Lertcheewakarn forces break back point. And takes it thanks to a double fault. We're back on serve.

1713: THIRD SET 2-0 Robson. The 14-year-old clinches the third break point, and races into a 2-0 lead.

1711: Hang on, hang on. Robson goes 0-40 up and it's three break points.

1708: THIRD SET 1-0 Robson. She holds the first game impressively.

1707: Incredible stuff. Robson looked to be out of the point, forced wide after a powerful backhand from Lertcheewakarn. But Robson hits back with an almighty shot for 30-0.

1705: Testing times for Robson, who squandered a break early in the second set. Robson to serve first.

1704: It's one set apiece on Court One. Laura Robson won the first 6-3, with her opponent Noppawan Lertcheewakarn clinching the second set by the same scoreline.

1703: Robson's looking a little frustrated, but pulls back from 30-0 down folliwing a double-handed backhand and a double fault from Lertcheewakarn. The much-improved Thai squanders the first of two set points, before clinching the second set.

1700: Robson loses the first two points of the game, and all of a sudden, it's a different match. 'Come on, Laura' , screams a supporter, but it's in vain, as Robson is broken.

1655: Nerves look to be playing a part - Robson is so close but yet so far. She's lost her way in the seventh game, with Lertcheewakarn winning to love.

1650: Crikey. She's got it back to deuce. But Lertcheewakarn shows she's a fighter, taking the third of three deuces to break back straight away.

1647: This is a consummate, professional performance from the youngster, who is belying her tender years. Oops, looks like I've cursed her, as she goes from 15-15 to 15-40 with some power play from the Thai.

1646: She's done it. Robson breaks to lead in the second set. It's a lovely day on Court One, and could it get better for this young starlet?

1645: It's back on serve in the second set, as Robson has two break points to go 3-2 up

Britain's Laura Robson won the first set of the girls' singles final against the third seed, Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.

In a powerful display, Robson blew her opponent away to clinch the first set 6-3.

Laura Robson

Smashing: Robson in action

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