Laura Robson given Miami Open qualifying wildcard as return nears

Laura Robson
Laura Robson will have a protected ranking when she makes her comeback

Former British number one Laura Robson has been given a wildcard into qualifying for this month's Miami Open after 14 months out of action with a wrist injury.

The 21-year-old has not played since losing in the first round of last year's Australian Open.

Robson had surgery on her left wrist last April and did not make her planned comeback in Arizona in February.

Qualifying for the Miami event begins on Monday, 23 March.

Fellow Briton Kyle Edmund, 21, has been given a wildcard into the main draw for the men's event after rising to 153 in the world.

Robson will return with a protected ranking, allowing her to enter eight WTA tournaments in 58th - her position after the 2014 Australian Open.

She reached a career high of 27 in the world in 2013.

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