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Career-high ranking for Robson

British star Laura Robson is up to a career-high ranking of 57th following her run to the final of the Guangzhou International Open.

The British number one moves up 17 places in the latest ranking list, published on Monday, putting her close to cracking the top 50 for the first time.

Robson became the first Briton to reach a WTA singles final in 22 years with her run in China but narrowly missed out on her first title when she blew a 3-0 lead in the final set as she lost to Su-Wei Hsieh.

The 18-year-old is not in action this week and with 70 points to come off her rolling 12-month total will likely slip back a few places next Monday.

She is due to return to action at the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Saturday.

Robson's compatriots Heather Watson and Anne Keothavong are at 78 and 80 on the latest ranking list.

Watson plays in Tokyo this week, while Keothavong is currently sidelined with a foot injury.