Laura Robson delays comeback from injury ahead of Wimbledon

Laura Robson
Laura Robson has not played since losing 6-3 6-0 against 18th seed Kirsten Flipkens at the 2014 Australian Open

Former British number one Laura Robson's 17-month injury absence is to continue after she decided not to play at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

Robson, 21, had considered the offer of a wildcard for next week's tournament, which is used by players as part of their Wimbledon preparations.

She had wrist surgery 14 months ago and has not played since the 2014 Australian Open.

Robson's return could now be the Aegon International at Eastbourne on 21 June.

The third Grand Slam tournament of the year at Wimbledon begins on 29 June.

Robson no longer has a world ranking but can take up any wildcards offered by tournaments.

She is also able to enter eight WTA tournaments under a protected ranking of 58 - her position in the standings when she last played.

The 2008 Wimbledon junior champion reached a career-high world ranking of 27 in July 2013 but has since struggled with problems with both of her wrists.

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