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Tennis: Heather Watson loses in first round of US Open

August 27, 2014

Britain’s number one female tennis player Heather Watson was completely outplayed as she lost to Romania’s Sorana Cirstea in the first round of the US Open yesterday.

The 22 year old was defeated 6-1 6-1 in just 54 minutes at Flushing Meadows.

“She hasn’t been in great form and I’ve been having a great year, and I didn’t expect to play like this,” said Watson afterwards.

“I thought I was playing pretty well in practice, but it’s a Grand Slam and everybody is going to bring it no matter how they’re feeling.

“It’s disappointing leaving after a first-round loss here, especially after my year and the confidence I’ve gained. But it’s just another week, and I’m going to have a lot more weeks.”

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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