Extinct British #1 Laura Robson says she felt “better than expected” after fearing she “would be gruesome” in her comeback tournament following eight months out.
The 25-year-passe, who had hip surgical treatment closing June, misplaced 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (8-10) 6-0 to Liechtenstein’s Kathinka von Deichmann within the ITF W60 in Shrewsbury.
“It was good to be help,” Robson, the most up-to-date world quantity 511, instructed BBC Shropshire after Tuesday’s match.
“I am barely blissful that my body held up.”
Having misplaced within the supreme round of qualifying for the World Tour tournament, Robson confronted world quantity 162 Von Deichmann as a ‘lucky loser’ at the Shrewsbury Membership.
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Robson, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2013 and was ranked world quantity 27 within the identical year, added: “I actually had some rust nevertheless that can handiest enhance by playing extra suits.
“In particular with the second round of surgical treatment, or now not it’s barely refined to net the inducement to rehab all the most effective intention thru all all over again, so I am genuinely blissful that I’ve basically made it help on to a tournament.”
Robson was courtside in Bath closing week to see Big Britain plan end four consecutive Fed Cup ties, culminating with Saturday’s decisive plan end over Serbia.
She mentioned: “All I desired to uncover out of this week was to ride being on court docket.
“I loved it within the market and I competed silent remarkable for any individual who has been away for months.”
Robson intends to play at Glasgow’s W25 tournament next week.
Laura Robson was talking to BBC Shropshire’s Sign Elliott.