A frustrating loss to Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in the last 16 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells has not dampened the spirits of British number one Heather Watson who produced one of the best performances of her career with a straight sets victory over world number eight Agnieszka Radwanska earlier in the tournament.
Having served for the first set and then forcing a third set decider, she eventually went down 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 6-1 to miss out on a quarter-final place.
Radio 5 live tennis correspondent Russell Fuller commented
“This was an opportunity missed for the British number one. Nevertheless, this has still been an excellent week for Watson. Her serve has become a more potent weapon and her victory over Agnieszka Radwanska was her first ever over a top-10 player. Indian Wells is a tournament only surpassed in importance by the Grand Slams.”
Watson has confirmed that she will be one of the stars in action at the WTA Aegon Nottingham Open which runs from 8th-14th June. She is enjoying a fantastic season rapidly moving up the World rankings and currently enjoying a high of World No 38.
“I’m really looking forward to playing at the Aegon Open in Nottingham this June.
“It’s brilliant that we’ve got a brand new women’s event in Britain in the run up to Wimbledon and I’m excited to be part of its debut year.