Watson through to Wimbledon third round

Anastasija Sevastova Wimbledon 2017

She now faces former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka for a place in the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career.

She added: 'I made those big goals years ago.

It promises to be a fine contest and Watson will fancy her chances given Azarenka's lack of match practice. "I feel like my tennis is just really improving at the moment". I think she played really well last week in Eastbourne.

The 25-year-old said: "I'm not motivated every week".

Now ranked 102, Watson will climb back into double figures after a superb performance against the fast-rising Sevastova, who won the warm-up tournament in Majorca.

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko fought back despite a string of errors to beat Canadian qualifier Francoise Abanda 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-3 and reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time.

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She raced through the first set taking it off the Latvian in just nineteen minutes on No.2 Court.

"She stepped up in the second set, but I was able to keep my cool and stay with her".

Heather Watson has recorded an excellent win over 18th seed Anastasia Sevastova to reach the Wimbledon third round. Against such an aggressive player like Sevastova, Watson credited her win to some tactics, "Uhm, I just kind of went out just focusing on myself, not too much on what she was going to do".

"To me, it's just another match". "I felt that I had a really good start to the match". It's always going to change.

The second was a tighter affair but the 25-year-old twice recovered from a break down to run out a 6-0 6-4 victor at the All England Club. I've got to expect her to raise her level and to try something new, and she did.

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