Heather Watson photo courtesy of Dunlop
WIMBLEDON – Heather Watson became the first British woman since 2002 to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Tuesday defeating American Jamie Lee Hampton of the United States 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday.
“I was pleased with how I started the match, said the 20-year-old Watson. “I wanted to come on playing well from the first point and not give anything away. That’s what I did.
“I think Jamie started a bit slower, but really picked up her game in the second set. It was a real battle in that second set physically and mentally.”
Watson did not know that she is the first British woman to make the third round in 10 years,
“I was completely unaware,” said Watson. “I don’t really look or think about things like that. I just focus on myself and my next match.
“But as soon as I come off the court, everybody seems to let me know all the previous stats. I’ve been told about five times already,” she said smiling.
After an easy first set, Watson an