HARD HITTING

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Associated Press

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 11:01 AM

It's equal opportunity on the court in Olympic mixed doubles.

Finalist Laura Robson of Britain said she expects male opponents to hit the ball hard at her and she also expects partner Andy Murray not to hold back when he hits it at a female opponent.

"He's not going to hit it as hard as he can!" she said.

"I might," Murray said, smiling. "If it means winning a gold medal or losing one."

Robson said: "Sometimes I'd like him to hit it harder at the girl, but he's too nice."

Murray and Robson play Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi of Belarus for Olympic gold later Sunday.

— Christopher Torchia

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