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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Guernsey's Heather Watson into main draw in Canada

Watson won the US Junior Open at Flushing Meadows

Guernsey's Heather Watson won through to the main draw of the $50,000 Saguenay event in Canada by winning her qualifier on a tie-break on Monday.

Watson beat Latvian Alina Jerjomina 7-5 2-6 7-6, taking the third-set tie-break 7-5 in the final qualifying round.

In the main draw she will meet 21-year-old Canadian Valerie Tetreault, who is the tournament second seed and world number 133.

The hard-court surface they will play on is a favourite with both players.

Watson received a bye in the first round of qualifying and defeated 17-year-old Canadian Priscila Nunez 6-0 6-1 to reach the third and final round.

The Guernsey teenage is on a great run of form after winning the US Junior Open at Flushing Meadows.

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