Heather Watson edged past Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan at the Japan Women's Open tennis tournament on Sunday to become the first Briton in 24 years to win a WTA title.
The 20-year-old Watson, having played her first WTA final, squandered one match point when one set and 5-4 up but hit a double fault.
She had to save four match points in the final set before winning 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4).
She became the first Briton to win a WTA title since Sara Gomer at Aptos back in 1988.
Until a few weeks ago no Briton had even reached a WTA final in 22 years until Laura Robson broke the drought with her run to the final in Guangzhou, China.
AFPTags: tennis, sport, japan First posted October 14, 2012 19:48:33