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Watson reaches first semi-final in over a year in Tianjin

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ByJen Offord
11/10/2019 at 11:59 | Updated 11/10/2019 at 13:51

Heather Watson beat Magda Linette at the Tianjin Open on Friday to progress to her first semi-final since September 2018.

Watson - Britain's number two after Johanna Konta - defended four match points to ultimately beat Linette 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (8-6) in a three hours and two minutes epic.

Speaking after the match Watson said: "I'm so full of emotions right now - that match was so up and down from both of us."

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Linette beat Watson in their first meeting which took place in Beijing at the end of September.

However, Watson has looked to be on much better form during this tournament than across the rest of a disappointing season.

Currently ranked 125th in the world, the win will see Watson return to the top 100.

The 27-year-old will now play Veronika Kudermetova in the semi-final.

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