Sunday, October 14, 2012

Watson beats Chang in Osaka final

Updated October 14, 2012 19:48:33

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.


Tags: tennis, sport, japan

First posted October 14, 2012 19:48:33

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