British number one Heather Watson enjoyed the biggest win of her career to date after beating World number eight Agnieszka Radwanska for the first time to reach the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. Watson, won the match 6-4, 6-4 and will now face Carla Suarez Navarro from Spain in the next round.
Watson said “I knew I had the tennis in me but I needed the belief. I’ve had close matches with top 10 players,” she added “I’ve also been wiped off the court by Radwanska – she’s the main one who’s beaten me very comfortably every time we’ve played.”(LTA website)
Also competing in the Indian Wells event is other British number one Andy Murray who defeated Vasek Pospisil 6-1, 6-3 in the second round after a bye in round one. Fourth seed Murray then beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the last sixteen where he will play world number thirty-eight seed Adrian Mannarino from France. This latest victory against Kohlschreiber gives Murray his 495th career win, just one short of Tim Henman’s Open-era record for a British man.
In the doubles, Murray and partner Thanasi Kokkinakis beat Horia Tecau/Jean-Julien Rojer 6-3, 7-5 while fellow Brit Dominic Inglot/Florin Mergea had a 6-3, 6-2 win over Tommy Robredo/Viktor Troicki.World Tennis.