French Open: I expected to make third round, says defeated Heather Watson

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HEATHER WATSON smashed her racquet on the clay in frustration at the end of her French Open defeat by 25th seed Julia Goerges because it was a match she expected to win.

The British No. 3 was delighted last year after qualifying for the main draw and winning her first-round match, but this time her emotions were quite different following a 6-3, 6-4 defeat. Watson said: “Last year was so big for me.

“I was new to the tour and it was just a huge win to get through that first round. This year I believed I could do it.

“I expected myself to get through qualies, and when I saw the draw I expected myself to win my first round. Even today, I expected to win, which is good. I’m coming in with a different mentality now, a more confident approach.”