Wimbledon: Laura Robson left feeling dejected after round four defeat to Kaia Kanepi
Laura Robson admitted that she should have made more of her chances after being dumped out of Wimbledon by Kaia Kanepi.
Last Updated: 01/07/13 6:07pm
The British No 1 was beaten 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 by her Estonian opponent, being broken while serving for the first set and overhauled after leading 5-2 in the tie-break.
Robson also came unstuck at a crucial point in the second, being broken to love as she was serving to go into a 6-5 lead.
"I'm really, really disappointed. I thought she played a really solid match. She can hit the ball incredibly hard off the ground, so it was tough for me to stay in the rallies," Robson said.
"But I had my chances here and there and I just didn't take them."
After going through what she described as a "crazy" nine days which saw her become the first British woman to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon since 1998, Robson struggled to deal with her own expectations.
She added: "I was putting a lot of pressure on myself. At the end of the first set I had my chances. I served for it and I did in the tie-break as well.
"At that point, I was just trying to will myself to play unbelievable tennis when just making a serve would have been fine.
"But as cliched as it sounds, it's all part of the learning experience. The more I get myself into those kinds of situations, the more I'm going to benefit."
Robson failed salute the crowd that had come to cheer her on as she had after her three previous matches, but said that was because she did not want to be overcome with emotion.
She said: "That was because I lost, and I was just trying not to cry."