Heather Watson stuns Veronika Kudermetova 6-1 6-4 in the semifinal in Tianjin on Saturday after playing a solid match to clash against Rebecca Peterson in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Watson had a strong start of this set after breaking Kudermetova in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Watson extended her lead after breaking Veronika in the 6th (5-1) game before winning the set (6-1).

2nd set.

There was not much difference between them in this set with the exception of 1 break that the Brit conquered in the 5th game (3-2) before winning the set (6-4).

1st
Watson
Kudermetova
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Watson
Kudermetova
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, heather scored 64 points vs. Kudermetova’s 42 points.

The Brit served extremely well to win 88% of the points (29/33) behind her first serve, and she won 52% points (11/21) on her second serve. The Brit won this match even if she wasn’t that great in converting her break points because she converted only 43% (3/7). On the other side, the Russian wasn’t able to conquer any break point (0/3). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

After this contest, the head to head between Watson and Kudermetova is 1-0 for Heather.

Highlights Heather Watson vs. Veronika Kudermetova Tianjin Open – Tianjin

Next Match: Heather Watson vs. Rebecca Peterson – stats

Watson will come up against Peterson in the final.

This will be the 2nd time that Heather Watson and Rebecca Peterson fight against each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Peterson (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Peterson won 6-2 6-2 in the qualifications in Wuhan back in September 2019.

Tennis Scores in Tianjin

Upcoming matches

  • Rebecca PetersonPetersonHeather WatsonWatson (1-0) – See H2H details

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