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Tennis: Heather Watson out of Wuhan Open

September 23, 2014

British number one Heather Watson suffered a first-round defeat at the Wuhan Open in China yesterday, beaten 7-5 6-4 by world number 12 Sara Errani of Italy.

The 22 year old Briton, who was a wildcard in the event following the retirement last week of China’s number one Li Na, lost in one hour 29 minutes to the eleventh seed.

“Today didn’t go how I wanted it to,” said Watson, who plays in the doubles alongside American Alison Riske. “I played well in patches but didn’t keep it consistent throughout. It was a very up and down match.

“She made a lot of balls, she moves well and she stuck in the match the whole way through, and I think that’s what won it for her in the end.”

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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