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18:20  13 october  2019
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British number two Heather Watson lost the Tianjin Open final - her first WTA final for over three years - in straight sets to Rebecca Peterson . Swedish world number 59 Peterson , 24, won 6-4 6-4 in China on Sunday to claim her second WTA title.

Before this week in Tianjin , Heather Watson had only won one match on the WTA Tour in 2019. British number two Heather Watson has reached her first WTA final for three years by beating Veronika Kudermetova in the Tianjin Open semi- finals . Watson , 27, beat Kudermetova of Russia - ranked 80

a woman wearing a red shirt holding a racket: Rebecca Peterson won the Tianjin Open © Getty Images Rebecca Peterson won the Tianjin Open

Rebecca Peterson won her second title of the 2019 Asian swing as she denied a resurgent Heather Watson at the Tianjin Open.

Having won the Jiangxi Open in Nanchang, Peterson overcame Watson 6-4 6-4 in a rain-delayed final.

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The match was postponed by over five hours, with adverse weather during the warm-up then forcing a switch to an indoor court.

But the weather did not dampen Peterson's clinical performance, though Watson - who had knocked out second seed Wang Qiang and Bronx Open champion Magda Linette en route to the final - did take an early advantage.

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TIANJIN , China, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The semifinals of 2019 WTA Tianjin Open wrapped up here on Saturday with Sweden's Rebecca Peterson and Heather Watson of Britain advancing to the final . After losing the first set 6-0, Peterson gradually played upped her game and turned around the situation at

Watson broke Peterson's first service game, but the Swede immediately rallied to break back at the fourth time of asking in the next game.

Another break followed to give Peterson a 5-4 lead, with the 24-year-old saving a break point to wrap up the set.

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Watson started the second set on the front foot, only to concede two successive breaks - Peterson holding her serves as she cruised clear to claim the prize with her first match point.

Peterson's triumph will take her into the WTA's top 40, while Watson will move back into the top 100.

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