Robson marches on in Japan
British No 1 Laura Robson advanced to the second round of the HP Open with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Eleni Daniilidou.
Robson, seeded in a WTA tournament for the first time, appeared to be letting her opponent back into the match when Daniilidou came back from 3-0 down in the second set to the brink of levelling at 3-3.
But Robson held after a nail-biting service game and re-established her double break at 5-2 and served out at the first attempt.
She joined compatriot Heather Watson in the second round, where she will face either Japan's Kurumi Nara or Zhou Yimiao of China.
British number two Watson, who won her first-round singles match yesterday,
also made it through to the second round of the women's doubles.
The 20-year-old and her 42-year-old Japanese partner Kimiko Date-Krumm, who are the fourth seeds, beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard and American Alexa Glatch 6-3 6-2.
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