Sport Watson suffers Hobart semi defeat

16:37  12 january  2018
16:37  12 january  2018 Source:   skysports.com

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Heather Watson exits the Hobart International at semi -final stage after defeat to Elise Mertens. Heather Watson suffers semi -final defeat to | Daily Mail Online - www.dailymail.co.uk.

Heather Watson has reached the semi -finals of the Hobart International in Australia by beating world number 55 Donna Vekic 6-0, 6-4. Watson defeats Vekic to reach Hobart International semi -finals. 1/2.

Elise Mertens defeated Watson 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 Hobart Tennis.© AAP Image Elise Mertens defeated Watson 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 Hobart Tennis. Heather Watson's run at the Hobart International ended with a semi-final loss to Elise Mertens.

Watson has been in excellent form in Tasmania but found defending champion Mertens, the world No 36, ultimately too strong.

Watson, who won the title in 2015, fought back well after losing the opening set but Mertens regrouped in the decider and went on to triumph 6-4 1-6 6-2.

The British No 2 will now head to Melbourne, where she opens her Australian Open campaign against Kazakh Yulia Putintseva.

"(It is) just frustrating. Thought I made too many unforced errors," Watson said. "Because I'd been playing so well, I expected more of myself."

Aussie Fourlis to learn from Hobart exit

  Aussie Fourlis to learn from Hobart exit Australia's Jaimee Fourlis has been ousted from the Hobart International by former winner Heather Watson but will take lessons from the loss.The 18-year-old was beaten 6-2 6-2 by world No.74 Watson on Wednesday, with the 2015 Hobart champion too strong from the back of the court.

Heather Watson exits the Hobart International at semi -final stage after defeat by Elise Mertens. Burnley fail to make it to Scotland on time ahead of Europa League tie against Aberdeen after plane suffered problems before take-off (and they could be in hot water with UEFA for it).

France also through to World Cup semi -finals after goalkeeper clanger helps them send Uruguay packing. Watson remains without a win since defeating Donna Vekic in the quarter-finals of the Hobart International Share or comment on this article: Heather Watson suffers first-round exit with

In Sydney, Ashleigh Barty overcame a slow start to win her all-Australian semi-final against Daria Gavrilova 3-6 6-4 6-2 and advance to the final of the Sydney International.

a woman hitting a tennis ball: Getty© Provided by BSkyB Getty The 21-year-old needed one hour and 58 minutes to set up a final against either Camila Giorgi or Angelique Kerber.

"I certainly shot myself in the foot with my serve today," she said. "But happy to get through in the end and get another opportunity tomorrow.

"Its been a pleasure playing here this week."

Scorchers beat 'Canes to seal finals spot .
Defending BBL champions Perth Scorchers beat the Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets to seal another finals spot.The Hurricanes did a good job of posting 5-167 after being sent into bat by Scorchers captain Adam Voges at the WACA Ground.

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