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Dream over for Robson as Brit bows out in tears

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Britain's Laura Robson returns against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi during their fourth round match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament in southwest London, on July 1, 2013. Britain's dreams of a first woman in the Wimbledon quarter-finals for 29 years were shattered on Monday when tearful home favourite Robson was knocked out in straight sets by Kanepi. (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.