LONDON (AFP) – Britain's dreams of a first woman in the Wimbledon quarter-finals for 29 years were shattered on Monday when tearful home favourite Laura Robson was knocked out in the fourth round by Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.
In a closely-fought match, Kanepi just had the edge in the crucial points to win 7-6 (8/6), 7-5.
Robson was bidding to become the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final since Jo Durie at Wimbledon in 1984.
The 19-year-old left Court One in tears as Kanepi celebrated.
She faces either Serena Williams or Sabine Lisicki in the quarter-finals.