Kaia Kanepi relishing Laura Robson challenge

Kanepi relishing Robson challenge
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Kaia Kanepi insists that she is not daunted by the challenge of facing Laura Robson in front of a partisan crowd at Wimbledon.

Kaia Kanepi has insisted that she is relishing the challenge of facing Laura Robson in front of a partisan crowd in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

The Estonian world number 46 booked her place in the last 16 of the tournament with a victory over American wildcard Alison Riske on Saturday, while Robson came from behind to defeat New Zealand's Marina Erakovic.

"It's not scary," Sky Sports News quotes Kanepi as saying. "I actually like to play more on the big courts than on the small ones because then I feel like I'm playing a real tennis match. I like it. All the crowd will be against me, but I think I'm going to enjoy that."

The match marks the first time that Robson and Kanepi have met on the WTA tour.

Great Britain's Laura Robson celebrates defeating New Zealand's Marina Erakovic in their third round match at Wimbledon on June 27, 2013
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