Watson progresses in Auckland

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Heather Watson has reached the second round of the ASB Classic Heather Watson has reached the second round of the ASB Classic

Heather Watson ensured a winning start for British sport in 2013 by overcoming fifth seed Sorana Cirstea in the first round of the ASB Classic in Auckland.

The 20-year-old played her part in the success story that was 2012 by becoming the first Briton to win a WTA singles title since 1998, and here she won the first set 6-3 before her Romanian opponent was forced to retire because of illness.

The British number one will face Kiki Bertens of Holland in the next round.

More national sport stories

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree