Laura Robson overcame the higher ranked Heather Watson in the much-hyped match between two British players in the Aegon GB Pro-Series at Barnstaple.
The 17 year-old Robson is ranked 48 places below Watson – 135 in the world compared to 87 – but there seemed little difference between the pair on court at the Tarka Centre in Devon.
Robson and Watson have highly contrasting games.
Robson possesses the forehand and serve, while 19 year-old Watson’s never-say-die attitude and movement is much to be admired.
Perhaps the future of British tennis is not so bad after all.