Laura Robson explains Rogers Cup withdrawal

Robson explains Rogers Cup withdrawal
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British number one Laura Robson books an MRI scan to determine the extent of a wrist injury which ruled her out of the Rogers Cup.

British number one Laura Robson has revealed that a mystery wrist injury forced her to pull out of the Rogers Cup just hours before her first-round match with Yanina Wickmayer.

Robson felt her wrist give way during a morning practice session in Montreal, leaving her with no choice but to withdraw from the prestigious tournament at short notice.

The 19-year-old remains hopeful of playing in the US Open later this month, with a scan due later today to determine the extent of her wrist injury.

She told Tennis TV: "Well I practised this morning and everything felt fine and then I hit one routine backhand and felt something go in my wrist.

"We're not sure what it is yet, I've got an MRI scan later today. The physio team and I did everything we could to try and get on court but I just wasn't able.

"I don't know what's going on until the MRI but hopefully I'll be able to play next week and in the next few lead-up tournaments to the US Open."

The Montreal Masters got underway without Robson earlier today, in an opening day featuring Sloane Stephens and Kei Nishikori.

Great Britain's Laura Robson after losing to Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki during the AEGON International on June 19, 2013
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