Heather Watson on verge of world's top 100 after biggest win since 2017

Heather Watson
Heather Watson

Heather Watson pulled off her best win for more than two years in superb style to reach the quarter-finals of the Tianjin Open.pre

The British number two had not beaten a top-50 player since January 2018 but lost just three games against 22nd-ranked Wang Qiang in a 6-3 6-0 victory.

It is Watson's best victory since she defeated then world number 19 Anastasija Sevastova at Wimbledon in 2017.

In the last eight, the 27-year-old will face Poland's Magda Linette, where another win would be enough to propel her back into the top 100.

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