Laura Robson bows out

  • Last Updated: April 3 2013, 18:58 BST

Soon-to-be British number one Laura Robson was knocked out of the Family Circle Cup as she lost her second-round clash with close friend Eugenie Bouchard in three sets.

Laura Robson: Knocked out in three sets
Laura Robson: Knocked out in three sets

Robson, who ensured she will move above Heather Watson in the national rankings by winning her first-round encounter, was the 16th seed at the claycourt event in Charleston but again struggled with her serve against her fellow 19-year-old.

Canadian qualifier Bouchard triumphed 6-4 3-6 6-1 in a match lasting two hours six minutes, during which the Briton committed eight double-faults to her opponent's three.

Robson began the week 42nd in the world rankings, which will be next updated by the WTA on Monday - two places behind Watson, who has been diagnosed with glandular fever.

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