Heather Watson reaches Hobart Worldwide semi-finals after rain-delayed receive
Watson will play Czech world number 62 Kristyna Pliskova in the first round of the Australian Open2020 Australian OpenVenue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online; Live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app.British number two Heather Watson made it…
Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 February
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British quantity two Heather Watson made it by to the semi-finals of the Hobart Worldwide with a 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 7-5 receive over Elise Mertens.
Following a rain lengthen at 4-4 in the 2nd plight, Watson broke the Belgian and held wait on to degree the match.
There were seven breaks of wait on in the third plight, with the decisive one coming when Watson went 6-5 up.
The 27-yr-venerable held wait on for victory in three hours 33 minutes to development in an event she received in 2015.
At some level of the match, the diagram for the Australian Open, which would perchance happen between 20 January and a couple of February, took area and Watson, ranked 101st on this planet, will play Czech world quantity 62 Kristyna Pliskova – twin sister of 2nd seed Karolina – in the foremost round.