Wednesday 26 October 2016

Watson sets a high tempo

A "pumped up" Heather Watson will target "controlled aggression" to equal her best-ever Wimbledon showing and set up a potential third-round clash with Serena Williams.

British number one Watson saved three match points to defeat Caroline Garcia in a truncated first-round tie that had been suspended for bad light on Monday night.

The 23-year-old prevailed 1-6 6-3 8-6 to set up a second-round clash with Daniela Hantuchova, then revealed she psyched herself up for yesterday's resumption of play with an intensive workout session.

"I always listen to music before I go on, upbeat, fast, dancy stuff but I did a lot more than usual before we went back out," said Watson.

"I warmed up for a good half-hour non-stop, quick stuff, lots of sprints just to make sure I was ready.

"I was so flat on Monday, I needed to be pumped up and fired up because I'd started the match so flat before.

"Today it was one set and that was it so I had to make sure I had a good start, so that's why I came onto the court already sweating, very motivated."

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