Robson falls to heavy Morocco defeat

Laura Robson

Robson missed 17 months and required surgery with her wrist problem

Laura Robson’s hopes of a sustained run at the Rabat Open ended with a heavy defeat by Hungarian fifth seed Timea Babos in the second round.

Robson, the former British number one, had break-point chances in the third game but could not convert them.

Babos then took charge, dropping just two more games in a 6-1 6-2 victory.

Robson had earned her first WTA main draw win since 2013 in round one, as she tries to return to the top of the game following a wrist injury.

The 22-year-old is currently ranked 426th, but looks set to move inside the world’s top 350 in next week’s rankings.

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