By Ros Satar

Laura Robson def Agnieszka Radwanska [4] 6-3 6-1

British no. 1, Laura Robson, despatched the world no. 4, Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to advance to the third round in Madrid.

It was a confident looking start for Robson, with good movement, and clean winners, especially in her second service game, after facing a bit of pressure at 15-30.

Robson looked willing to step in a lot more, and looked to be the more dangerous of the two throughout the match, taking Radwanska to deuce on her serve for the first time in the sixth game.

Showing more aggression certainly than the Pole, Robson capitalised on a second break point chance to take the lead 5-3, and with an emphatic hold to love found herself leading the Pole in their first meeting on tour.

The second set started with breaks all round, but the initial momentum stayed with the teenager, as she edged ahead by a single break.

Robson was the first to hold in the second set, putting her just three games away from the third round.

Radwanska found herself leaking unforced errors, to give Robson a double break cushion.

Robson had to face a break point again on her save, but endless errors were proving to be Radwanska’s undoing today, as Robson stretched to a 5-1 lead.

The British no. 1 sealed a demolition in the second set with another one of her effective drive volleys, which had served her very well today.

This will make up for the disappointment of the much-anticipated Team RobMond reunion, which faltered in the first round of the doubles, yesterday.

Despite being up a break in the first set, Robson and Lisa Raymond lost in straight sets to Janette Husarova and Sabine Lisicki 7-5, 6-1.

She will face either Ana Ivanovic [16] or Chanelle Scheepers [WC] who play on Tuesday.

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