Happy Heather Watson has winning feeling

Happy Heather Watson has winning feeling

Heather Watson's reward for her brilliant win against Anastasija Sevastova is a tough third-round tie at Wimbledon against former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.

Two-time Grand Slam victor Azarenka beat 15th seed Elena Vesnina to join Watson in round three, in her first return to Grand Slam action since giving birth to her son Leo in December previous year.

Romanian Irina Begu failed to make it to the second round after she was beaten by 27th seed Ana Konjuh after the Croatian took the third set to win 7-6 (3) 2-6 6-3.

"Especially the last week has been some of the best tennis I've played in a long time", Watson said. It's always going to change. So I had to stay calm and keep focusing on my game.

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Shades ahead, then, of that teatime in 2015 when the nation craned and then groaned to see the then 23-year-old from Guernsey go within two points of shocking Serena Williams on Centre Court. "More relaxed than in my first match".

She teamed up with coaches Phillips and Colin Beecher in the spring at the start of the clay court season and it appears to have achieved the right results after reaching the semi-finals in the Aegon International Championship at Eastbourne last week.

"I look forward to playing her". I know she has only just come back, but I expect her to be playing really well because I know she will have put in the hours and the work.

Asked about her strategy on how to beat Azarenka, Watson was in high spirits and managed to include a joke to end off her press conference with a laugh, "Yeah, whoever I play, you know, I come in with a different game plan because everybody's a different player. I'm going to watch Love Island".

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