Heather Watson became the first Briton to win a WTA Tour singles title in 24 years by winning a marathon match against Chang Kai-chen of Chinese Taipei in the final of the HP Open in Osaka.
There were mixed fortunes for Britain's two quarter-finalists as Heather Watson was left to fly the flag in the HP Open in Osaka.
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Laura Robson and Heather Watson, the British No 1 and No 2, both won their opening qualifying matches in Beijing yesterday to move within one victory of places in the main draw for next week's China Open. Robson beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza (the world No 106) 6-3, 6-3, while Watson beat China's Ran Tian (world No 561) 7-5, 6-2.
Heather Watson reached the second round of the French Open for the second successive year with a hugely impressive 6-2 6-4 victory over Russian Elena Vesnina today.
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They are firm friends but British tennis will be hoping they also become big rivals. Laura Robson and Heather Watson, who have both won junior Grand Slam titles, met on the court for the first time yesterday in what could become a long-running battle for supremacy between the British teenagers. Robson, the 2008 Wimbledon junior champion, beat Watson, the 2009 US Open junior champion, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Aegon GB Pro-Series tournament in Barnstaple, Devon.
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Heather Watson, fresh into the world top 100 after her French Open first-round win, carried her good clay-court form over on to grass by defeating the 15th seed Chanelle Scheepers in the Aegon Classic in Birmingham yesterday.
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Heather Watson, who is 19 today, could soon have another reason to celebrate. The 2009 US Open junior champion, who won her opening match in qualifying for the French Open yesterday, is making such good progress that she could be the British No 1 within a matter of weeks.
George Osborne is preparing a crackdown on the flood of DVDs and cheap goods coming into the UK from the Channel Islands, undercutting high street shops.
Yet another example this week of the fatally divergent galaxies inhabited by men and women. While the latest trend reports have women hotfooting it to the local salon to get their hair dyed grey, a survey reveals that 51 per cent of men find encroaching silver strands one of the scariest prospects in the canon of depressing inevitabilities.
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Heather Watson, who won the US Open girls' title last summer, is concentrating on her senior career from now on, despite the fact that she could still compete in junior events this year.
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