Venus Williams has been defeated by Laura Robson of Britain in the first round of Internazionali BNL d’Italia. Robson won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-2.

This was the first match between these two players and very few people would have expected the 19 years old British youngster to get better of a veteran like Venus. But, Robson pulled off an upset by playing some superb tennis. She took 85 minutes to win this match.

In the post match interview, Robson said, “It feels great to win against a great player like Venus. I was having a bit of difficulty in the first set because of the wind, but, slowly, I settled down.”

“I was really excited to play against Venus. She is one of my role models and I wanted to play against her since a long time. Finally, I got that opportunity today and I won. So, it’s like icing on the cake.”

In the first set, both the players held their serve in the first couple of games. After that, Robson just took Venus apart with some terrific shots.

The British youngster broke Venus’ serve in the 3rd and the 5th game and won the next 4 games in a row to get ahead by 5-1.

Although, Venus made a bit of a comeback by holding her serve in the 7th game and then, by breaking Robson’s serve in the 8th game to reduce the lead to 3-5, but that was too little too late for the American veteran. Robson got yet another breakthrough in the 9th game and sealed the set by 6-3.

In the second set, Robson got even more aggressive. She broke Venus’ serve three times and won the set by 6-2 to make her way into the second round.