Kontaveit ends Watson hopes in second round

Kontaveit ends Watson hopes in second round

03/07/2019 at 11:40Updated 03/07/2019 at 17:48

Anett Kontaveit ended the hopes of Britain’s Heather Watson with a 7-5 6-1 victory in the second round at Wimbledon.

The Estonian got off to a shaky start, losing her serve in the first game. However, she recovered her composure to break her opponent three times to clinch the set.

Two further breaks were enough to then see her win the match with a 27-minute second set, to ensure a third-round clash with Karolina Muchova.

Watson had won her first match at Wimbledon in four years when she downed American Caty McNally in the opening round but her hopes of repeating her best-ever Grand Slam showing - the third round in 2015 - are now over.

"It was really tough out there," Kontaveit told BBC television.

"I think I started playing better and better, and was better with each point. I think at the beginning we were both pretty nervous."

Kontaveit will play Karolina Muchova in the next round.