Brit juniors bow out

Semi-final defeats for British junior hopes

Last updated: 2nd July 2010  

Brit juniors bow out

Golding: Missed out

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The runs of Britain's Olly Golding and Laura Robson both came to an end on Friday when they were knocked out of the Wimbledon junior events at the semi-final stage.

Golding's attempt to become the first British player to reach the boys' final at SW19 since Miles Kasiri in 2004 ended in a 6-2 6-2 defeat against Australian Ben Mitchell.

Also on Court 12, 2008 winner Robson later lost to Japan's Sachie Ishizu 7-5 7-6 (7/5).

Golding had beaten world No.1 Jason Kubler in the third round but the 16-year-old could not reach the same levels against Mitchell.

The 17-year-old Australian was able to match Golding from the baseline and was also able to take advantage as the Briton's serve faltered.

Golding had chances to hit back on Mitchell's serve, however he could not find the winners.

Mitchell will now face Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in the final.

Robson also failed to bring her best service game and made only 49 per cent of her first serves, compared to her opponent's 69 per cent.

The 16-year-old was broken in her first service game but immediately hit back and for a while the opening set stayed on serve.


Although clearly frustrated as she struggled for control against the 10th seed, Robson moved to 15-40 on her opponent's serve in the ninth game before producing a fine two-handed backhand to break again.

She failed to serve for the set at 5-4, however, and with Ishizu saving three break points in the 11th game to lead 6-5, Robson lost the opening set after her serve crumbled.

After five breaks of serve in the first set, another two followed immediately in the second before Ishizu edged 4-2 ahead after Robson failed to save a third break point.

Spirits rose when Robson broke for 5-4 but despite having two set points, she threw the chance away.

Robson built up a 5-2 in the tie-break but Ishizu reeled off five points in a row to win.

Meanwhile British duo Liam Broady and Tom Farquharson are through to the semi-finals of the boys' doubles.

Broady and Farquharson shocked seventh-seeded Guilherme Clezar and Tiago Fernandes, from Brazil, 6-3 4-6 6-2.

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