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Heather Watson reduced to tears after completing her comeback against Tamara Korpatsch

Heather Watson was crying after completing her comeback against Tamara Korpatsch to enter the second round as she appears to have ‘tough few years’ behind her

  • Heather Watson was in tears after booking her place in the next round
  • She dominated the third set and won 6-7 (7) 7-5 6-2 against Tamara Korpatsch
  • The match in the first round was postponed late on Monday evening in one set
  • Last year she forfeited match points to lose to Kristie Ahn in the first round

An emotional Heather Watson was moved to tears after reaching the second round of Wimbledon.

The British number four finished the job against Tamara Korpatsch at Court One, winning 6-7 (7) 7-5 6-2 in a game carried over from Monday evening.

It was suspended at 10:40pm due to the local curfew which tied on one set and Watson came back in style on Tuesday with an impressive performance in the third set, breaking her German opponent twice.

Heather Watson struggled to hold back tears after her win over Tamara Korpatsch

Heather Watson struggled to hold back tears after her win over Tamara Korpatsch

She finally made it to the second round after wasting match points against Kristie Ahn last year

She finally made it to the second round after wasting match points against Kristie Ahn last year

The win allowed her to drive out last year’s Court One ghosts where she wasted match points to lose to Kristie Ahn in the first round.

Watson was emotional after the game when asked what the win meant to her.

“These are the moments you dream of as a little girl,” she said in her court interview.

Watson admitted after coming through: 'These are the moments you dream of as a little girl'

Watson admitted after coming through: ‘These are the moments you dream of as a little girl’

She returned on Tuesday to complete the comeback against Korpatsch (pictured) in the third

She returned on Tuesday to complete the comeback against Korpatsch (pictured) in the third

“I don’t know why I’m getting emotional.

“I think I’ve had some really tough years, like so many other people. So this means a lot.

‘Last year I had a bit of a disaster match on this field, with match points. I really wanted to turn it around and win this year.”

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