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Robson crashes out in China

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

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.