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Mathilde Johansson - Heather Watson
Wimbledon women - 22 June 2011

Wimbledon – Follow the Tennis match between Mathilde Johansson and Heather Watson live with Eurosport. The match starts at 11:00 on 22 June 2011. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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WATSON - GAME, SET & MATCH- 6-2 4-6 4-6 - Watson saves three match points with some very gutsy play but is unable to save the fourth. A long rally is ended when the Brit can do nothing other than net the ball after a barrage of big forehands from the French woman.

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WATSON 6-2 4-6 4-5 - Johansson holds again to put the pressure on 19-year old Watson who must now serve to stay in the game.

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WATSON 6-2 4-6 4-4 - What an unbelievable winner from Heather Watson. She goes 40-0 up with three very good serves and when she looks out of the fourth point, she almost has to sit down to fire the ball back, and does so to hit a winner. Astonishing!!

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WATSON - BREAK - 6-2 4-6 3-4 - And just as I say that, Watson shuts me up by breaking straight back in spectacular style. She completely dominated Johansson's service game and will now serve to level it up.

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WATSON - BREAK - 6-2-4-6 2-4 - Watson continues to scrap against the clearly injured Brit and goes 15-40 up. Watson then looks like she's going to get herself out of trouble when controlling the rally at 30-40 but sends a backhand long. It could be all over here....

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WATSON - 6-2 4-6 2-3 - Johansson takes the lead for the first time in the set when a cross-court backhand from Watson flies some distance wide.

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WATSON - BREAK - 6-2 4-6 2-2 - Johansson was ever so nearly back in the game as she had Watson on the run at break point. The French woman advances to the net, and with Watson way out of court she misses a routine volley. Two points later however, Johansson does break.

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WATSON - 6-2 4-6 2-1 - Johansson, despite being forced onto the back foot for most of the service game, holds and Watson will now serve to go 3-1 up in the decider.

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WATSON 6-2 4-6 2-0 - Watson gets off to a great start in her first service game of the third set as she goes up 40-0. Johansson then creams two clean winners straight off the Watson serve to peg her back. The Brit shrugs it off though, and steps up to ace her opponent for the hold.

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WATSON - BREAK - 6-2 4-6 1-0 - It's not all doom and gloom though as she comes back roaring after the break and breaks the French woman to 30.

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WATSON - SET - 6-2 4-6 - Apologies about the lack of communication. We had a bit of a technical problem. We're up and running again now but unfortunately the news I have is that Heather Watson has dropped the second set.

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WATSON - BREAK - 6-2 3-5 - Watson, with her arm in a heavy strapping is unable to hold her serve as the French woman targets her now diminished forehand.

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WATSON - BREAK - 6-2 3-5 - Watson, with her arm in a heavy strapping is unable to hold her serve as the French woman targets her now diminished forehand.

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WATSON - 6-2 4-3 - Watson has called for the trainer during the change of ends.

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WATSON - BREAK - 6-2 4-3 - Watson rallies back and forces the break as Johansson hits a wild backhand before throwing her racquet to the ground.

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WATSON -BREAK - 6-2 2-4 - Johansson puts the pressure on the Brit and quickly has three break points after an excellent passing shot and some neat work at the net. At 0-40 Watson's secoond serve isn't quite good enough and Johansson breaks with ease.

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WATSON 6-2 2-3 - Johansson again battles through to hold after some wayward groundstrokes left her in trouble but a couple of well placed forehands help her stay on track.

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WATSON 6-2 2-2 - Watson continues to keep the pressure on Johansson in the second set as she holds serve to level it up at 2-2.

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WATSON 6-2 1-2 - Johansson comes through another tricky service hold with a backhand winner. Watson is making her play ball after ball though and it is clearly beginning to really get to Johansoon

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WATSON 6-2 1-1 - A brilliant lob right on to the sideline followed by a shoulder-height forehand winner across court hands Watson two game points. And she only needs the one, making things tricky for Johansson with a backhand lob high that Johansson smashes straight into the net

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WATSON 6-2 0-1 - Johansson steadies the ship slightly with a hold to 15 when she finally finds a forehand winner. She has 10 unforced errors already to her name though compared with just the one from Watson. Pretty good stat that for the Brit!

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WATSON 6-2 - SET - Watson gets a little unlucky on her first set point when forehand catches the top of the tape and sits right up for Johansson to riffle down the line for a winner. But a forehand error from the Frenchwoman hands Watson a second chance and this time she seals it with a great first serve out wide that Johansson can only return wide. Fantastic first set from the 19-year-old

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WATSON 5-2 - BREAK - Johansson is already beginning to look a little dejected as she slaps a double fault into the net to hand Watson yet another break point. And a forehand drilled long from the Frenchwoman hands Watson the double break cushion. She will also serve for the first set after the change of ends

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WATSON 4-2 - Johansson continues to struggle with Watson's power and dumps another backhand error onto her tally to help the 19-year-old Brit hold and consolidate the opening break

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WATSON 3-2 - BREAK - Brilliant from Watson as she applies the pressure and earns herself two more break points. The Brit grabs her chance on the first one though forcing Johansson to go for a big winner and drawing the error on the backhand wing

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WATSON 2-2 - Watson matches Johansson with a love service hold of her own, both players having fully found their feet now after tough opening service holds. An ace seals it for Watson much to the delight of the crowd

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WATSON 1-2 - A love game for Johansson as Watson goes for an optimistic backhand winner down the line, only to hit long, before hitting a routine forehand long as well

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WATSON 1-1 - Watson has to save a number of break points herself before being allowed hold and get heraccount underway. But she does so in solid fashion, finding a great serve out wide that Johansson can only return into the net

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WATSON 0-1 - Johansson serves her way into a 40-0 lead but Watson fights back to deuce before the French player turns up the heat and takes the opening game.

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Heather Watson is just about to get going in her game against France's Mathilda Johansson.