Tennis: British teen Robson stuns 8th seed Kvitova
MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - British teenager Laura Robson claimed another big Grand Slam scalp as she outlasted eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 2-6, 6-3, 11-9 in a late-night thriller at the Australian Open on Thursday.
The 18-year-old Robson, who beat Kim Clijsters and Li Na at last year's US Open, took advantage of 18 double faults from former Wimbledon champion Kvitova to reach the third round.
"I knew it was going to be very, very tough and trying to return her serve in the first set was very, very hard," the 53rd-ranked Briton told the crowd.
"But I knew once I got my returns firing and a bit more confidence on my serve I could get myself back into the match and that's what I did."