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Watson to face Rodionova in Melbourne

Heather Watson. (Picture by Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

HEATHER WATSON begins her Australian Open campaign in Melbourne tomorrow, boosted by confirmation of another Fed Cup selection for Great Britain.

Watson moves on to Melbourne

Heather Watson. (Picture by Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

OVERCOMING the world number 48 proved a bridge too far for Heather Watson in Sydney, but all eyes now turn to the Australian Open.

Watson sets up quarter-final with Konta

Tennis - Aegon GB Pro-Series - Tarka Tennis Centre

THE British numbers two and three will face-off for a place in the women’s singles semi-finals at the Aegon GB Pro-Series Barnstaple event this afternoon – having already joined forces to reach the doubles semi-finals.

Watson eases through in Barnstaple

Tennis - Aegon GB Pro-Series - Tarka Tennis Centre

HEATHER WATSON dropped just three games yesterday as she eased into the second round of the women’s singles at the Aegon GB Pro-Series Barnstaple.

Bates backs Watson

Tennis - AEGON Classic 2013 - Day Three - Edgbaston Priory Club

HAVING sat as high as 39th in the WTA world rankings on 25 February, Heather Watson has slipped well outside the top 100.

Dom downed in two

Dom McLuskey put in a brave performance in the singles final against Billy Harris, but lost to the player from the Isle of Man in straight sets. (Picture by Matthew Hotton, 1335465)

IT WAS a much-improved performance, but Dom McLuskey could not prevent Billy Harris from claiming men’s singles gold yesterday morning at the W. E. R. Joell Stadium in Bermuda.

Top pair aim for a golden return

The Guernsey team captains Jo Dyer, 21, and Patrick Ogier, 25, may still be young but both have plenty of Island Games experience. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1332050)

PATRICK OGIER and Dom McLuskey will be reunited on the Island Games stage in Bermuda with another gold medal firmly in their sights.

Keys closes the door

Second round out of reach: Heather Watson stretches unsuccessfully for a ball in her match with Madison Keys yesterday on No. 2 Court at Wimbledon. (Picture by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

HEATHER WATSON made a first-round exit at Wimbledon yesterday as she was beaten 6-3, 7-5 by the American 18-year-old Madison Keys ranked 52 in the world.