Robson makes early exit

Laura Robson, pictured, suffered a 6-4 6-1 defeat to Daniela Hantuchova in the Qatar Open

Laura Robson, pictured, suffered a 6-4 6-1 defeat to Daniela Hantuchova in the Qatar Open

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Great Britain's Laura Robson crashed out of the Qatar Open in the first round after a straight-sets defeat to Daniela Hantuchova in Doha.

The world number 45 lost 6-4 6-1 to her Slovakian opponent, who needed just one hour and 16 minutes to progress to the second round.

Hantuchova's serve was a major weapon as she sent down sent down six aces, while she broke the Brit six times.

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