Watson into fourth round of a slam for first time with landmark Wimbledon win

Heather Watson is into the last 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time in her career after beating Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in straight sets at Wimbledon.


The Guernsey star won 7-6 6-2 against the world number 62 to go a step further than she has ever gone before, booking her maiden fourth round spot in what is her 43rd appearance in the main draw at a major.

The 30-year-old had not reached the third round of a slam since 2017, but is now enjoying the run of her life at the All England Club.

She played her best tennis as she raced into a 5-0 lead in the second set before eventually seeing out the match in a close-fought finale.

Watson will now face Jule Niemeier of Germany - ranked 97 - for a place in the quarter-finals.

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