Laura Robson has been handed a place in the singles draw of the Olympic tennis event after it was announced that Croatia's Petra Martic had withdrawn from the competition.

The announcement means that Great Britain will have the full complement of four players in the women's singles, with Robson joining Elena Baltacha, Anne Keothavong and Heather Watson in the main draw.

Robson had been forced to wait on the sidelines after learning that her doubles partner, Watson, would be replacing Alonda Bondarenko who was forced to pull out of the tournament on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old was forced to wait on news for three days before finally learning that Martic would be able to participate and that she would have the chance to compete at the venue where she won her world junior title.

Laura Robson
Laura Robson will now compete in the singles for Team GB at the London Olympics [Reuters]

Robson will certainly have fond memories of Wimbledon, her junior success has been followed by a steady climb up the rankings and this year she pushed former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone all the way before eventually falling in three sets.

The world number 96 already knows her first round opponent after the draw was made yesterday with Robson meeting Czech Lucie Safarova on Sunday.

There is the possibility that Robson could meet third seed Maraia Sharapova in the third round who she has met before at Wimbledon in 2011.

Robson will first be in action on Saturday when she pairs up with Watson to play the fifth seed pairing of Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki from Germany.