Laura sets up model match with Maria

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Gutsy 17-year-old Laura Robson has set up a second-round tie against world number six and former champion Maria Sharapova.

Robson, in her third Wimbledon, overcame German Angelique Kerber yesterday despite a bad year spending a lot of time out injured.

She also had to come to terms with altering her game because of a massive growth spurt - putting on several inches since her Wimbledon debut.

Robson, who won the Wimbledon girls title in 2008, has appeared in the main tournament twice but never made it past the first round.

On her debut in 2009, aged just 15, she took a set off Daniela Hantuchova who was ranked 456 places above her.

Last year her tournament was ended by Jelena Jankovic. After beating Kerber - who is 76th in the world - Robson, who scrapes 6ft, will play 6ft 2in Sharapova tomorrow on Court One.

The match is being billed as a ‘battle of the beauties’ with the Russian fifth seed as well known for her modelling as her tennis.

Venus Williams hit back from a set down to beat veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm