Monday, 7 March 2016

WTA wins for Watson & Svitolina

Heather Watson, the number two British player and 84th ranked in the world, completed a terrific week in Monterrey, breaking the Mexican stand off with Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in the third set of the final in the unseeded WTA event.
This was Heather's third title and with it her ranking will jump to 53.
Her victory included a win over Caroline Wozniacki in the quarters, but with Wozniacki's poor form perhaps that was not the upset it ordinarily would have been.
Irrespective Heather will be featuring at Indian Wells - her ranking would normally not give her automatic entry, but since she reached the fourth round last year she earned a wild card into the main draw.

Elina Svitolina as second seed performed her duties as the highest ranked player following Sara Errani's inglorious early exit in Malaysia.  Her final with Eugenie Bouchard was eagerly awaited and the Kuala Lumpur crowd was not disappointed.
The first set was so close that a tie break decided its fate.  The Canadian Bouchard prevailed seven points to five.
The remaining sets were similarly tight if not requiring tie breaks.  Elina managed to win the vital points and despite Genie creating break points when Elina served for the match, the Ukrainian won the day 6-7 6-4 7-5

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