Results – Donna Vekic Upsets Heather Watson in Charleston Opener

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 | 0
Heather Watson has not had a fruitful season (photo: sky sports)

Heather Watson has not had a fruitful season (photo: sky sports)


16th seed Heather Watson suffered a stunning straight-set loss from Croatian teenager Donna Vekic in the first round of the WTA Family Circle Cup in Charleston on Monday.

Watson appeared lackluster in the opening set (3-6), but fought back hard to equalize in the second set (6-4). In the decider, both the players stood firm on their serve to lock up at 5-5, before Vekic secured a match-winning break to pull off a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 conquest of her British opponent.

It has not been a first-rate year for 22-year-old Watson, who has struggled to find her feet on the court. Barring her season-opening triumph in Hobart, Watson has failed to make a mark in the subsequent tournaments, with a present win-loss ratio of 13-10.

WTA Charleston – 1st Round Results

L Davis d. G Min (6-7, 7-6, 6-3)

M Barthel d. T Babos (6-3, 6-3)

A Tomljanovic d. A Dulgheru (7-6, 4-6, 6-4)

(Q) K Bondarenko d. A Riske (6-4, 4-6, 6-1)

S Rogers d. S Soler-Espinosa (6-3, 6-1)

(Q) L Hradecka d. (11) Z Diyas (4-6, 6-1, 6-3)

(Q) K Kucova d. M Lucic-Baroni (6-3, 3-6, 6-3)

(WC) S Vickery d. (Q) J Pegula (4-6, 6-3, 7-6)

T Maria d. I Falconi (6-1, 6-3)

(Q) D Kovinic d. C McHale (6-2, 6-3)

D Vekic d. (16) H Watson (6-3, 4-6, 7-5)

C Scheepers d. M Erakovic (6-2, 2-6, 6-4)

E Rodina d. Y Putintseva (6-3, 6-3)

(13) I Begu d. (Q) L Siegemund (6-2, 7-6)

Y Shvedova d. S Voegele (7-5, 6-2)

S Zhang d. N Gibbs (6-4, 7-5)


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