Just a few days following her first proper tennis match in 17 months, Laura Robson has been awarded a wild card entry into the 2015 Wimbledon Championships.
According to the BBC, Robson was given a wild card into the Championships after not being included in the first set of wild cards announced last week.
The former British No. 1 was forced onto the sidelines in January with a left wrist injury and watched her hard work and ranking deteriorate whilst other competitors rose to prominence over the year. Having not played tennis since her first round loss to Kirsten Flipkens in the opening round of the Australian Open, Robson returned to court last week at the Eastbourne qualifying tournament, where she lost to one of the tour’s rising competitors Daria Gavrilova.
Robson reached a career-high of No. 27 on the tour and reached the fourth round of Wimbledon Championships, as well as the third rounds of the Australian Open the French Open and the U.S. Open. However, since her absence from the tour, she has dropped from No. 27 to No. 916.
The qualifying round at the All England Club begins this week, while the main draw begins Monday, June 29.