Laura Robson
Laura Robson has been handed a wildcard for WimbledonGetty Images

Laura Robson will receive a wildcard for this year's Wimbledon Championships. The former British number one recently returned to full fitness after two injury-plagued seasons and is now set to compete at SW19.

Robson, 22, was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year for 2012 and won a silver medal alongside Andy Murray in the mixed doubles at the London Olympics in the same year. Since then, however, her career has been derailed by a succession of injuries, including a serious wrist problem in 2014.

She will be joined at Wimbledon by a number of other British wildcard entrants, including Liam Broady, Alex Ward, James Ward, Tara Moore and 17-year-old Katie Swan. The highly rated teenager qualified for the main draw at the Miami Open in March, while Moore, 23, recently reached the quarter-finals of the Nottingham Open.

Other notable wildcards include German Dustin Brown, who beat Rafael Nadal last year, and Daniela Hantuchova, who reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2005. They will be joined in London by Czech veteran Radek Stepanek, who took Andy Murray to five sets in the first round of the French Open this year.

Meanwhile, organisers of the Wimbledon Championships, which begin on 27 June, have confirmed that six more wild cards will be announced in due course, three each in the men's and ladies' singles.