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Johanna Konta knocked out of French Open after defeat by Cirstea

Heather Watson makes early exit at Roland GarrosCameron Norrie wins to stay on course for Nadal tieGreat Britain will be without a women’s player in the Roland Garros second round this year after the 19th seed Johanna Konta was outplayed 7-6(5), 6-2 in…

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Johanna Konta knocked out of French Open after defeat by Cirstea

Heather Watson makes early exit at Roland GarrosCameron Norrie wins to stay on course for Nadal tieGreat Britain will be without a women’s player in the Roland Garros second round this year after the 19th seed Johanna Konta was outplayed 7-6(5), 6-2 in…

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Katie Boulter seals BJK Cup win for Britain over Mexico after Watson defeat

Boulter secures 3-1 victory by beating Giuliana OlmosHeather Watson stunned by Mexico’s Marcela ZacaríasAlmost exactly two years ago, Katie Boulter rose to the occasion to clinch a decisive victory in what was then the Fed Cup against Kazakhstan to end…

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Alarm for British tennis as Watson completes set of French Open failures

Fiona Ferro beats last Brit standing Heather Watson 7-6 (4), 6-4Watson hits out at LTA for lack of talented British youngstersThere can be no disguising the scale of British failure at this bizarre French Open. When Heather Watson joined her five compa…

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Johanna Konta will favour winning over friendship against Heather Watson

World No 13 faces fellow British hopeful in US Open first round‘Regardless of who I play, I compete on the court,’ says KontaJohanna Konta has long been a singular presence in British tennis, a determined loner who conquered her anxieties over several …

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US Open: Andy Murray faces Nishioka as Jo Konta draws Heather Watson

The 2012 champion plays Yoshihito Nishioka in the first roundKyle Edmund vs Alex Bublik; Dan Evans vs Thiago Seyboth WildAndy Murray will face Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round of the US Open next week, a reasonable opener for the former world No 1…

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Joe Salisbury and Harriet Dart triumph in deciding Battle of the Brits clash

Duo’s mixed doubles victory seals win for British Bulldogs‘I’d hope to do it again,’ says British No 1 Dan Evans of eventIt will be remembered, fondly, as a tennis experiment that delivered more than anyone expected: 60 matches over seven days in the m…

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Heather Watson teaches Emma Raducanu a lesson in Battle of Brits

Watson impresses with 6-2, 6-4 win over 17-year-oldRaducanu demonstrates why she is best young British prospectJust a minute into her first match against a top-100 player, Emma Raducanu stepped to the right side of the baseline and curved a slick slice…

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Katie Swan favourite for Progress Tour hit by Watson and Dart withdrawals

Swan is sixth best in Britain but top player in championshipWatson: ‘I have pain simply walking, so I won’t be playing at all’Katie Swan, sixth in the country and 254 in the world when the WTA list was frozen in March, is the top-ranked player in the P…

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Heather Watson to re-enter top 50 rankings after winning Mexican Open

British No 2 wins the fourth WTA title of her careerThe 27-year-old beats Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-1Heather Watson has won the Mexican Open after defeating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-1. Related: Farewell Maria Sharapova: the ice …

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Heather Watson’s Australian Open hopes lifted by love and Yeovil Town

The British player won just three games in Melbourne last year but is ‘happy on and off court’ thanks to her relationship with Yeovil’s Courtney DuffusOn the eve of the 2020 Australian Open, Heather Watson has said her relationship with the Irish footb…

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Heather Watson powers into first WTA final in over three years

Beats Kudermetova 6-1, 6-4 in Tianjin Open semi-finalWill face world No 59 Rebecca Peterson of Sweden in finalBritain’s Heather Watson reached her first WTA final in over three years by overcoming Russian Veronika Kudermetova 6-1 6-4 in the Tianjin Ope…

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Heather Watson tumbles out of Wimbledon after Kontaveit stands firm

• British wild card fails to capitalise on fast start on No 1 Court• 20th seed shows her quality in second set to win 7-5, 6-1Heather Watson’s hopes of matching her career-best performance at Wimbledon are over after she was outclassed by the 20th seed…

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Wimbledon 2019: Wawrinka, Svitolina and Heather Watson in action – live!

Rolling updates from the third day’s play in SW19Tumaini Carayol: First person Cori Gauff thanked was VenusGarbiñe Muguruza and Maria Sharapova out of WimbledonEmail katy.murrells@theguardian.com | tweet @KatyMurrells 11.36am BST Azarenka bags the doub…

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Heather Watson celebrates first top-tier win in nearly a year at Wimbledon

Watson beats American Caty McNally 7–6 (4), 6–2Marked her first full WTA Tour singles’ victory since last JulyHeather Watson overcame a sticky start to claim the first British victory of this year’s Wimbledon against the American qualifier Caty McNally…

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Australian Open: Johanna Konta fit after injury but Brits may feel pain

Konta and Kyle Edmund lead British hopes in Melbourne but the draw has not been kind and hopes of any second-week involvement do not look particularly strongAs the thin red line of British tennis thickened to a modest eight players in Melbourne on Frid…

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Wimbledon day two highlights: Nadal cruises through as Kvitova suffers shock exit – video

The world No 1 Simona Halep and defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza, along with British hope Johanna Konta, escaped the continuing carnage in Wimbledon’s women’s draw with first-round wins. Two-time former champion Petra Kvitova blamed increa…

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Johanna Konta conquers Heather Watson in Nottingham’s battle of Britain

• Konta triumphs 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the wind at Nature Valley Open • British No 4 Katie Boulter overcomes Sam Stosur 7-6 (8/6), 6-1Johanna Konta won the all-British battle against Heather Watson to reach the quarter-finals of the Nature Valley Open in Not…

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Heather Watson out of French Open after tame defeat to Elise Mertens

• Watson loses 6-3, 6-4 to Belgian in second round• Watson holds serve only twice during defeat to world No 16Something went horribly wrong with Heather Watson’s tennis on Thursday as she held serve only twice in an hour and a half, allowing Elise Mert…

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French Open 2018: Heather Watson, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in action – live!

Live updates from day five at Roland GarrosNadal and Osaka expose surface tensions in ParisSend Katy an email | Tweet @KatyMurrells 10.46am BST Anything Stosur can do … Marin Cilic has just taken the first set by the same score on Philippe Chatrier …