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Watson into Wimbledon third round again

Heather Watson defeated Qiang Wang 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday and will face Slovenian Kaja Juvan in the next round

Heather Watson Britain’s Heather Watson in action during her second round match against China’s Wang Qiang (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Heather Watson moved into the third round of Wimbledon by beating Chinese Qiang Wang 7-5, 6-4 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Thursday afternoon.

Watson, ranked No 121, will face Slovenian Kaja Juvan next.

The Brit has never yet been past the Wimbledon third round.

In the previous round, Watson won against German Tamara Korpatsch (6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-2).

Wang, ranked No 140, defeated Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 14 seed (6-4, 5-7, 6-2) in the first round.

London (Grand Slam), other second-round results (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass, GBP 40.350.000, most recent results first):

  • Coco Gauff vs. Mihaela Buzarnescu
  • Kirsten Flipkens vs. Simona Halep
  • Lauren Davis vs. Amanda Anisimova
  • Iga Swiatek vs. Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove
  • Harriet Dart vs. Jessica Pegula
  • Magdalena Frech vs. Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova
  • Petra Martic vs. Kristina Kucova
  • Viktorija Golubic vs. Barbora Krejcikova
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo vs. Harmony Tan: thursday
  • Katie Boulter vs. Karolina Pliskova: thursday
  • Bianca Andreescu vs. Elena Rybakina: thursday
  • Panna Udvardy vs. Elise Mertens: thursday
  • Greet Minnen vs. Qinwen Zheng: thursday
  • Petra Kvitova (25) beat Ana Bogdan: 6-1, 7-6 (5)
  • Ajla Tomljanovic beat Catherine Harrison (Q): 6-2, 6-2
  • Alize Cornet beat Claire Liu: 6-3, 6-3
  • Paula Badosa (4) beat Irina Bara: 6-3, 6-2
  • Kaja Juvan beat Dalma Galfi: 7-5, 6-3
  • Ons Jabeur (3) beat Katarzyna Kawa (Q): 6-4, 6-0
  • Maria Sakkari (5) beat Viktoriya Tomova: 6-4, 6-3
  • Irina-Camelia Begu beat Elisabetta Cocciaretto: 6-4, 6-4
  • Alison Riske (28) beat Maja Chwalinska (Q): 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
  • Diane Parry beat Mai Hontama (Q): 6-3, 6-2
  • Angelique Kerber (15) beat Magda Linette: 6-3, 6-3
  • Caroline Garcia beat Emma Raducanu (10): 6-3, 6-3
  • Marie Bouzkova beat Ann Li: 6-0, 6-3
  • Jelena Ostapenko (12) beat Yanina Wickmayer (Q): 6-2, 6-2
  • Tatjana Maria beat Sorana Cirstea (26): 6-3, 1-6, 7-5
  • Jule Niemeier beat Anett Kontaveit (2): 6-4, 6-0
  • Lesia Tsurenko beat Anhelina Kalinina (29): 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • Shuai Zhang (33) beat Marta Kostyuk: 7-6 (6), 6-2

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