Heather Watson reduced to tears after completing her comeback against Tamara Korpatsch to roar into the second round as she looks to put ‘tough couple of years’ behind her
- Heather Watson was reduced to tears after booking her place in the next round
- She dominated the third set to win 6-7 (7) 7-5 6-2 against Tamara Korpatsch
- The first-round match was postponed late on Monday evening at one set all
- She squandered match points to lose to Kristie Ahn in the first round last year
An emotional Heather Watson was reduced to tears after reaching the second round of Wimbledon.
The British number four finished the job against Tamara Korpatsch on Court One, winning 6-7 (7) 7-5 6-2 in a match that was carried over from Monday night.
It was suspended at 10.40pm due to the local curfew tied at one set all and Watson came back in style on Tuesday with an impressive third-set performance, breaking her German opponent twice.
Heather Watson struggled to hold back the tears after her victory against Tamara Korpatsch
She finally made the second round after wasting match points against Kristie Ahn last year
The win allowed her to exorcise the Court One ghosts of last year where she squandered match points to lose to Kristie Ahn in the first round.
Watson was emotional after the match when asked what the win meant to her.
‘These are the moments you dream of as a little girl,’ she said in her on-court interview.
Watson admitted after getting through: ‘These are the moments you dream of as a little girl’
She returned on Tuesday to complete the comeback against Korpatsch (pictured) in the third
‘I don’t know why I’m getting emotional.
‘I think I have had a really rough couple of years, like so many other people have. So this means a lot.
‘I had a bit of a disaster match last year on this court, having match points. I really wanted to turn it around and win this year.’
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