Robson keeping cool as fan club continues to grow

28 June 2013 / 18:30

Laura Robson has been tweeted by the Prime Minister and two fifths of One Direction but she's not letting the attention deflect from her Wimbledon ambition.

The British number one booked her third round progress with a regulation 6-4, 6-1 win over Mariana Duque-Marino and will now play New Zealand's world number 71 Marina Erakovic for a place in Wimbledon's second week.

However, the 19-year old conceded she would have to lift her game, her serve was fragile at times and her unforced error count too high considering her opponent.

"I didn't think I played my best, my timing was a bit off but I just had to accept that and try to control it," she said, after taking just one hour and 13 minutes to progress on Centre Court.

"I wasn't to do with nerves and I think I'm handling it pretty well. I've had a fair few matches in big stadiums now and I like the support.

"I love when people get involved in my matches and I like living it together with them."

Robson, who won Olympic mixed doubles silver with Andy Murray last year, also claims she is not playing as well as last year, when she claimed some big scalps on her way to the fourth round at the US Open.

However, she admits the attention - Serena Williams was the latest name to underline her future promise - has been flattering.

"It's nice for her to be nice, she's the best player of all time, so it means quite a lot," added Robson.

"But I'm just thinking of my next match rather than getting into the top ten or top five or whatever.

"I didn't set any goals for this tournament, I'm getting through the matches that I should be winning. I'm practicing well and hitting well, so there's no reason that I can't do well."

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