2016 Aegon International

Robson rallies for return

Laura Robson, a former Wimbledon Junior champion, has fallen off the WTA Tour radar. The 21-year-old has already announced that she will not compete in the Qualifying of the 2016 Australian Open.

But the Brit will test her mettle on lower tier events, with her ambition to have her game finely-tuned in time for the French Open and Wimbledon – which means Robson is aiming to warm up for the Championships by playing at the 2016 Aegon International.

It was the 2015 Aegon International at Eastbourne that was meant to kick-start her comeback after 17 months absent because of a wrist injury.

But the 2012 Silver Olympic Mixed Doubles medalist was torn apart by her opponent and the media following a dire display at Devonshire Park. Russian qualifier Daria Gavrilova destroyed wildcard Robson 6-0 6-1.

She has dropped out of the world’s top 500, following just four months stuttering on the WTA Tour and lower tier tournaments.

Robson blamed the reason for her poor form on the wrist problems and claimed: “I hurt my wrist a little bit again, there was just some leftover scar tissue that wasn’t healing.”

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