Australian Open: Laura Robson upbeat ahead of Melbourne Grand Slam
Laura Robson expects to be fit for the start of the Australian Open which opens in Melbourne on Monday.
Last Updated: 11/01/14 10:56am
The world No 46 has been struggling with a wrist injury and was forced to withdraw from a recent tournament in Auckland.
However, the 19-year-old is upbeat with regards to playing in the first Grand Slam event of the season.
She said: "It was a bit of tendinitis, and there was a bit of a ligament thing in there also.
"We thought after we saw the first doctor that it would be fine for Auckland.
But then I still felt it a bit, so I saw another doctor when I got here.
"I just wasn't quite ready to play a match in Hobart and didn't want to make anything worse.
"It seems to be cleared up now. My wrist feels pretty good.
"It's just one of those things that a lot of tennis players have, and it comes with the territory."
Robson, Britain's only direct entrant into the women's singles, faces a tough first round match against the No 18 seed Kirsten Flipkens who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals six months ago.
Speaking about the Aussie Open, she added: "I've had some good practices the last couple of days.
"Yesterday I hit for the longest time since the end of the off season, which I was really happy with.
"I practised points yesterday and today and I will do again tomorrow, so I feel ready."