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Heather Watson feels confident with her game after impressive victories

07 July 2017, 12:45 | Ignacio Smith

GETTYAnastasija Sevastova will face Heather Watson at Wimbledon 2017

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.

"I look forward to playing her", Watson said.

Afterwards, the Brit told reporters that she would make the most of her downtime by watching some reality TV ("It's easy watching Love Island at the moment - it's so good").

She teamed up with coaches Phillips and Colin Beecher in the spring at the start of the clay court season and it appears to have achieved the right results after reaching the semi-finals in the Aegon International Championship at Eastbourne last week.

"But I said "No, your girlfriend will kill you".

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.

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It is the third time that the Guernsey-born star has reached the third round at SW19 and she was delighted with her display.

"To me, it's just another match".

"I was pleased with how I remained calm and just kept doing what I was doing".

On a roasting Court Two, the Briton was in the hottest of form in the first set, bashing big forehand winners past her Latvian opponent to clinch it in less than 20 minutes. 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". It's always going to change.

Now Watson must try to win her first match in five attempts against Azarenka, who claimed the best win of her comeback so far 6-3 6-3 against Elena Vesnina.

"The first set, I just felt great, pretty flawless".



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