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First-ever Slam fourth round for Britain’s Heather Watson, through to last 16

Heather Watson won against Kaja Juvan 7-6 (6), 6-2 on Friday afternoon and will play German Jule Niemeier in the next round

Heather Watson Britain’s Heather Watson celebrates winning her third round match against Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Heather Watson reached the last 16 of Wimbledon by winning against Slovenian Kaja Juvan 7-6 (6), 6-2 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Friday.

Watson, ranked No 121, will play German Jule Niemeier next.

The 30-year-old defeated German Tamara Korpatsch (6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-2) and Chinese Qiang Wang (7-5, 6-4) earlier in the tournament.

Heather Watson celebrates winning her third round match against Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

In the previous rounds, Juvan, ranked No 62, beat Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, the No 23 seed (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) and Hungarian Dalma Galfi (7-5, 6-3).

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

  • Harmony Tan vs. Katie Boulter
  • Coco Gauff vs. Amanda Anisimova
  • Magdalena Frech vs. Simona Halep
  • Paula Badosa vs. Petra Kvitova
  • Petra Martic vs. Jessica Pegula
  • Qinwen Zheng vs. Elena Rybakina
  • Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Barbora Krejcikova
  • Iga Swiatek vs. Alize Cornet
  • Shuai Zhang vs. Caroline Garcia
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Alison Riske
  • Angelique Kerber vs. Elise Mertens
  • Maria Sakkari vs. Tatjana Maria: friday
  • Ons Jabeur (3) beat Diane Parry: 6-2, 6-3
  • Jule Niemeier beat Lesia Tsurenko: 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
  • Jelena Ostapenko (12) beat Irina-Camelia Begu: 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
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