Heather Watson’s dream run continues in Tianjin as she reaches final
Heather Watson’s first experience in Tianjin is going down a treat as she has made it all the way to the final after beating Veronika Kudermetova.
A clinical display in the semi-final saw the world No 122 brush aside Kudermetova 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 14 minutes to reach her first WTA Tour final since winning the Monterrey title in March 2016.
Defeats Veronika Kudermetova 6-1, 6-4! pic.twitter.com/w81NMopAma
— WTA (@WTA) October 12, 2019
Watson, a three-time WTA Tour trophy winner, produced a polished performance as she broke twice in the first set and in game five of the second to see off the world No 45.
“Yesterday was a really tough match and I think all those hours on court helped me play well today, so maybe it was a good thing,” she said.
“It’s my first time here in Tianjin, so it’s a great first experience for me. I’m looking forward to playing the final and hopefully I can play as well as I managed today.”
She will face Rebecca Peterson on Sunday after the Swede bounced back from a disastrous first set to beat Ons Jabeur 0-6, 6-4, 7-5 in two hours and eight minutes.
Defeats Ons Jabeur 0-6, 6-4, 7-5! pic.twitter.com/3hZbnZoUjZ
— WTA (@WTA) October 12, 2019
After failing to get onto the scoreboard in the first set, Peterson finally started to find her rhythm in the second set and broke the Tunisian in game eight only to lose her serve the very next game.
She broke again in game 10 to take the set and, after again trading breaks early in the decider, the Swede claimed the crucial break in game 12.
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