Laura Robson expects "tough" Li Na encounter

Great Britain's Laura Robson celebrates winning the first set against Russia's Maria Kirilenko on June 25, 2013
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Laura Robson says that facing Li Na in the third round of the US Open will be a tough test.

British number one Laura Robson has admitted that she is expecting a tough match when she faces Li Na in the third round of the US Open.

The 19-year-old advanced past the second stage of the tournament after a straight-sets win against Caroline Garcia at Flushing Meadows on Thursday.

Following her victory, Robson is anticipating a difficult match against the 31-year-old Chinese player.

"It's definitely going to be a really tough match [against Li]," Robson told Sky Sports News. "She's playing super well at the moment. I watched a bit of her match this morning and I thought she played really well.

"I'll have a talk with [coach] Miles [Maclagan] tonight and see what we can do."

Robson beat Li at the US Open in 2012.

Na Li celebrates her win over Ana Ivanovic during the Rogers Cup on August 8, 2013
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