Former British primary Laura Robson says she felt “higher than anticipated” after fearing she “could be horrible” in her comeback match following eight months out.
The 25-year-old, who had hip surgical procedure final June, misplaced 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (8-10) 6-Zero to Liechtenstein’s Kathinka von Deichmann within the ITF W60 in Shrewsbury.
“It was good to be again,” Robson, the present world quantity 511, advised BBC Shropshire after Tuesday’s match.
“I am fairly joyful that my physique held up.”
Having misplaced within the last spherical of qualifying for the World Tour occasion, Robson confronted world quantity 162 Von Deichmann as a ‘fortunate loser’ on the Shrewsbury Membership.
Robson, who reached the fourth spherical at Wimbledon in 2013 and was ranked world quantity 27 in the identical 12 months, added: “I undoubtedly had some rust however that may solely enhance by taking part in extra matches.
“Particularly with the second spherical of surgical procedure, it is fairly troublesome to search out the motivation to rehab yet again, so I am actually joyful that I’ve truly made it again on to a match.”
Robson was courtside in Tub final week to observe Nice Britain win 4 consecutive Fed Cup ties, culminating with Saturday’s decisive win over Serbia.
She mentioned: “All I needed to get out of this week was to take pleasure in being on courtroom.
“I loved it on the market and I competed fairly effectively for somebody who has been away for months.”
Robson intends to play at Glasgow’s W25 match subsequent week.
Laura Robson was speaking to BBC Shropshire’s Mark Elliott.