Annabel Croft hails Laura Robson triumph at US Open

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Former British women's number one Annabel Croft describes Laura Robson's surprise victory over Li Na at the US Open as an "extraordinary performance".

Former British women's number one Annabel Croft has described Laura Robson's victory over Li Na at the US Open as an "extraordinary performance".

The 18-year-old beat the ninth seed and former French Open champion in three sets to become the first British woman in 16 years to reach round four of a Grand Slam.

"It was just an extraordinary performance," Croft told Sky Sports News. "To be able to back up what she did against Kim Clijsters a couple of days ago.

"I thought the response of losing that tie-break and the manner was so impressive."

Robson's reward for knocking out Li is a last-16 encounter with defending champion Samantha Stosur.

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