World's number 56 takes a shot at Japan Open semi-finals

Are you big in Japan...? Laura Robson faces a quarter final clash in the Japan Open

Are you big in Japan...? Laura Robson faces a quarter final clash in the Japan Open

First published in Sport

Wimbledon's Laura Robson is through to her third WTA quarter-final of the year after progressing in the HP Open in Osaka.

The 18-year-old beat Yi-Miao Zhou of China 6-4 6-4 to set up a meeting with Kai-Chen Chang of Chinese Taipei on Friday at 3pm.

Robson, the British number one and ranked 56th in the world, has had a year to remember after winning Olympic silver in the mixed doubles with Andy Murray and reaching her first WTA final at the Guangzhou Open.

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