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Anne Keothavong beaten by Roberta Vinci in Luxembourg Open

Down and out: Keothavong beaten in straight sets by Vinci at Luxembourg Open

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UPDATED:

14:43 GMT, 18 October 2012

British No 3 Anne Keothavong suffered a second-round hammering at the hands of top seed Roberta Vinci in the Luxembourg Open.

Keothavong had beaten Kiki Bertens 6-2 6-2 in the first round but had no answer today as Vinci's second break of the match helped her win a close first set 6-4.

The Italian took both of her break-point opportunities in the second as she clinically wrapped up a 6-4 6-1 win in just over an hour and set up a clash with either Venus Williams or ninth seed Mona Barthel.

Beaten: Anne Keothavong lost to Roberta Vinci

Beaten: Anne Keothavong lost to Roberta Vinci

China Open 2012: Laura Robson beats Kimiko Date-Krumm

Robson cruises past veteran Date-Krumm to reach second round of China Open

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UPDATED:

11:33 GMT, 30 September 2012

Laura Robson advanced to the second round of the China Open on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm.

The 18-year-old world No 57 saw off 42-year-old wild card Date-Krumm 6-4 6-4 in one hour 22 minutes.

Robson will face Lourdes Dominguez Lino in round two after the Spaniard overcame 15th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-7 (4/7) 7-6 (7/4) 6-2.

Easy does it: Laura Robson barely broke sweat as she cruised through to the second round

Easy does it: Laura Robson barely broke sweat as she cruised through to the second round

Laura Robson beats Carla Suarez Navarro

Landmark win for Robson as young Brit reaches first main tour semi-final

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UPDATED:

19:40 GMT, 13 July 2012

Laura Robson fought off intense heat and the challenge of world No 41 Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the first main tour semi-final of her career at the Italiacom Open in Palermo.

The 18-year-old, who beat second seed Roberta Vinci on Thursday, followed it up by finishing off her Spanish opponent 6-4 2-6 6-3 in a match briefly delayed at the start of the final set due to temperatures in excess of 30 degrees.

Robson broke Suarez Navarro early in the first set and managed to retain her advantage to nudge ahead, but with the rising heat clearly a factor the Spaniard dominated the second set and looked in control.

Winning feeling: Laura Robson beat Carla Suarez Navarro in Italy

Winning feeling: Laura Robson beat Carla Suarez Navarro in Italy

But after a 10-minute delay Robson fought back in a final set that saw five consecutive breaks of serve before Robson somehow managed to serve out for the biggest win of her career in two hours and two minutes.

Robson, the British No 4, reached the second round of consecutive grass-court tournaments at Birmingham and Eastbourne last month to briefly make her debut inside the world's top 100.

And despite going out in the first round of Wimbledon her performance against former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone suggested she was not far from making an impression on the tour.

Robson will take on eighth seed and world No 71 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the semi-finals on Saturday, after the Czech player upset third seed Julia Goerges 7-6 (7/4) 6-7 (4/7) 6-1.

Heather Watson pushes Roberto Vinci but falls short of heroic victory at Aegon Classic

Watson pushes Vinci all the way but falls short of heroic victory at Aegon Classic

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UPDATED:

22:16 GMT, 14 June 2012

Home favourite Heather Watson came close to pulling off an upset win over world No 20 Roberta Vinci in the third round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham before falling in three sets.

The 20-year-old Briton fought back from dropping the first set to take the second with two breaks of the Italian's serve, but Vinci's class ultimately told as she completed a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 win.

Close run thing: Watson

Close run thing: Watson

Eighth seed Ekaterina Makarova advanced with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over New Zealand's Marina Erakovic, while 13th seed Su-Wei Hsieh brushed aside Hungary's Melinda Czink 6-1, 6-2.

American qualifier Melanie Oudin beat Russia's Elena Vesnina 6-0, 6-2, while there were also wins for another American, Irina Falconi, over Urszula Radwanska and China's Jie Zheng, who beat Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic.

Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson in Indian Wells

Djokovic cruises through in Indian Wells after seeing off Anderson

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UPDATED:

09:32 GMT, 13 March 2012

Defending champion Novak Djokovic moved through to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells with a 6-2 6-3 win over South African Kevin Anderson.

Djokovic, seeking a third career title at the tournament, seized both his break-point opportunities in a tight first set and gained a solitary break in the second before serving out for victory in one hour and 37 minutes.

Also in early men's third-round action, 11th seed John Isner beat 22nd seed Juan Monaco 7-5 7-5, and 13th seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon got the better of Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 6-4.

Easy does it: Novak Djokovic saw off Kevin Anderson in Indian Wells

Easy does it: Novak Djokovic saw off Kevin Anderson in Indian Wells

In the women's third round, Russia's Nadia Petrova, seeded 30, pulled off a shock 6-1 6-7 (6/8) 7-6 (7/5) win over Australian sixth seed Sam Stosur.

Seventh seed Marion Bartoli needed only 71 minutes to dispatch South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers 6-2 6-0, while there were also wins for Maria Kirilenko, Roberta Vinci and Lucie Safarova.