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Sport Watson cruises past Tianjin Open favourite Wang

14:25  10 october  2019
14:25  10 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Heather Watson wipes out miserable winless run with third victory of the week, beating Magda Linette at Tianjin Open to reach first semi-final since January 2018 and break back into world's top 100

  Heather Watson wipes out miserable winless run with third victory of the week, beating Magda Linette at Tianjin Open to reach first semi-final since January 2018 and break back into world's top 100 Heather Watson saved four match points before beating Magda Linette in a gruelling contest to continue her excellent run to the semi-finals at the Tianjin Open.The British No 2 is through to her first WTA Tour semi-final in more than a year after surviving a topsy-turvy contest to prevail 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6) in three hours and two minutes.

The 2017 Tianjin Open was a women's professional tennis tournament played on hard courts. It was the 4th edition of the tournament, and part of the 2017 WTA Tour. It took place at the Tuanbo International Tennis Centre in Tianjin , China between 9 and 15 October 2017.

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a woman wearing a white shirt: Heather Watson beat Wang Qiang at the Tianjin Open © Getty Images Heather Watson beat Wang Qiang at the Tianjin Open

Heather Watson reached a WTA Tour quarter-final for the first time in over a year as she defeated Tianjin Open favourite Wang Qiang to set up a clash with Magda Linette.

The Briton - ranked 125th in the world - cruised to a 6-3 6-0 triumph over Wang to claim her first win against a top-30 opponent since she defeated Anastasija Sevastova at Wimbledon in 2017.

Korea Open finalist Linette, who last month beat Watson in qualifying for the China Open, awaits in the 27-year-old's first last-eight outing at this level since Quebec in September 2018, with the Pole having progressed when Kurumi Nara retired at 4-0 down.

Peterson outclasses Watson in Tianjin Open final

  Peterson outclasses Watson in Tianjin Open final Heather Watson was defeated in straight sets by Rebecca Peterson in the final of the Tianjin Open on Sunday.Having won the Jiangxi Open in Nanchang, Peterson overcame Watson 6-4 6-4 in a rain-delayed final.

Watson , ranked 103 places below Wang , won 6-3 6-0 against the number two seed in one hour 18 minutes in China. The 27-year-old had not beaten an opponent ranked as high as Wang since victory over world number 19 Anastasija Sevastova at Wimbledon in 2017.

TIANJIN , China – Heather Watson produced her best victory since 2017 to progress to the quarterfinals of the Tianjin Open at the expense of Sandwiching these games, meanwhile, Watson took the ascendancy by breaking the Wang serve. The pressure she exerted with her length was

Peng Shuai, meanwhile, proved little match for third seed Dayana Yastremska, who eased through 6-2 6-4.

Yastremska, now the highest-seeded player left in the competition, will face Veronika Kudermetova in the last eight, with Zheng Saisai retiring against the Russian.

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