Robson match upgraded to centre after Wimbledon washout

27 June 2013 / 20:30

Laura Robson's second round clash with Mariana Duque-Marino was washed out by the weather at a wet and overcast Wimbledon.

The British number one was due to take on the unknown Colombian on court two but will now be upgraded to centre court, where she will open proceedings on Friday.

The 19-year old is brimming with confidence after her first round win over tenth seed Maria Kirilenko  but has recently struggled against lower-ranked players.

Duque-Marino is a clay court specialist who has only briefly been inside the world's top 100 - and that was three years ago.

But Robson is staying grounded, especially after a succession of high-profile shocks at the All England Club.

"She's tough for sure, she's pretty consistent," said Robson. "I think she's got quite a nasty little slice, so it's going to be a tough match."

"I think you have to treat every match the same. Just go out there, stay focused the whole time. 

"You might not have a good start, have a couple bad games, but you just have to stay on it no matter who you're playing.

Second seed Andy Murray will also play on centre court when he takes on Spain's Tommy Robredo in the third round.

More bad weather is forecast but the roof on centre court guarantees the two remaining British singles players at SW19 will be in action.

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