Robson crashes out in Chnia

  • Last Updated: January 1 2013, 10:06 GMT

Laura Robson's run in the Shenzhen Open ended at the second-round stage, with the Briton losing in straight sets to Monica Niculescu.

Laura Robson: Beaten in the second round

Robson was barely in the game against the Romanian, losing 6-2 6-3 as she failed to live up to her seventh seeding.

The world number 53 will now spent the remainder of the week fine-tuning her preparations for the Australian Open which starts on January 14.

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