Robson shakes off chest infection

ESPN staff
February 27, 2013
Laura Robson has been troubled by the illness over the last six months © AP

Laura Robson says she has recovered from a chest infection she has been carrying since London 2012.

The 19-year-old has suffered opening-round defeats in Doha and Dubai over the past month as a result of the illness, but now the British No. 2 has revealed she feels "as good as new".

"I'll be fine for Indian Wells [BNP Paribas Open] next month," Robson said.

"I've had another course of antibiotics - stronger stuff - and I'm as good as new. It's always tough playing when you're a bit ill but it was my decision to play."

During the illness, Robson paired with fellow Brit Andy Murray to claim the silver medal at London 2012, whilst she also reached the fourth round of the US Open (her best performance at a grand slam to date), overcoming two former major winners along the way.

The left-hander also spectacularly knocked out former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at this year's Australian Open after coming from a set down to win in three hours.

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