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Laura Robson comes to Ilkley Trophy!

Another beautiful day saw a packed crowd for the ladies qualifying of the Aegon Ilkley Trophy.

The afternoon kicked off to an exciting start as Olympic silver medalist Laura Robson was announced as one of the four women’s main draw wildcards alongside Gabi Taylor, Freya Christie and Harriet Dart. Alicia Barnett beat fellow Brit Francesca Jones 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 on court 1, while Laura Deigman was beaten 6-4, 6-1 by Italian Jasmine Paolini.

A centre court thriller saw Ricardas Berankis beat Marc Polmans 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, while in the women’s qualifying Canadian Francoise Abanda was just too strong for Britain’s Eden Silva, beating her 7-5, 6-2.