WTA Rome - Serena Williams gets family revenge and win over Laura Robson

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WTA Rome - Serena Williams gets family revenge and win over Laura Robson

Tennis - World no. 1 Serena Williams exacted some family revenge on Tuesday night as the American easily defeated 19 year old British teenager Laura Robson in the second round of the Italian Open in Rome. Robson had beaten Serena's sister Venus in the first round but was unable to pull of the sister double upset as she went down 2-6, 2-6 in the featured night match on Centre Court.

Speaking after her win, Serena commented, "It went well. t was a good match - she played really well and really smart. She's just a great player and I think she has such a big future, and I really like her as a person, too.

I've played lots of matches, but I'm the kind of player who likes to keep playing matches, at least now in my career. I just want to keep the confidence there." Robson said this was a good learning experience for her, "She's No.1 in the world for a reason.

She played really well today. She didn't give me many opportunities. I thought it could have been a little bit closer - I had some break points I didn't take advantage of - but it was a learning experience and hopefully I'll play against her again soon." Serena has won her last 20 matches in a row on the tour.

The two also had a light moment before the match started as one of Serena's serves during the warm up hit Robson. Serena aplogised immediately and also had a few kind words with the British youngster at the net when they shook hands..