Australian Open 2014: British Duo, Robson, Watson, Lose Out of the Women’s Singles.

Must Read

It Is Madness For Political Office Holders To Move In Large Convoys, Says Peter Obi

Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) vice presidential candidate during the last election, Peter Obi has stated that it is 'madness' for...

Tyson Fury Becomes New WBC Heavyweight Champion

Briton Tyson Fury is now the WBC heavyweight champion of the world after a dominating performance to outclass Deontay...

Community Policing Is Fraud, Total Distraction: Ekweremadu

Member representing Enugu west senatorial district in the National Assembly, Ike Ekweremadu has described community policing as a fraud...

Border Closure: Customs To Close Shops Selling Foreign Rice

The Nigerian Customs Service(NCS) has issued a warning to shops still selling foreign rice despite the closure of land...

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 23rd February 2020

If Obasanjo Were In Power, Insurgency Would Have Ended - Fani-Kayode Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode is of the opinion that...
Omaku Cephas
Cephas is a Content Strategist who loves to write about travels and sports. He's a proud supporter of local publishers and wants to see them get more creative with genuine content. He's keen on rekindling your passion for anything sports and travels.

The British challenge in the women’s singles of the Australian Open ended within three hours of the start of the competition as Laura Robson and Heather Watson lose out in the first round.

Both players took on higher-ranked opposition, but the manner of their defeats differed a great deal.

Robson spent just 50 minutes on court in a 6-3 6-0 thrashing by 18th seed Belgian, Kirsten Flipkens – the Briton’s first full match of the season following a wrist injury.

Watson, in contrast, kept Daniela Hantuchova occupied for two hours and 34 minutes before going down 7-5 3-6 6-3 to the Slovakian.

Heather Watson Returns a Serve Against Hantuchova in Melbourne.
Heather Watson Returns a Serve Against Hantuchova in Melbourne.

With both Robson and Watson scheduled among the opening matches, Andy Murray remains the lone Briton in singles competition.

“It was up and down the whole time, and I don’t think I ever really got into a rhythm at all,” said Robson.

“I wasn’t really able to deal with her slice that well. It just didn’t go well. I definitely expected to play better, but it happens.

“And I didn’t really have any expectations going in because I didn’t know what it was going to be like out there.”

21-year-old Watson, who came through three rounds of qualifying, recovered an early break in the first set but double-faulted facing a fourth break point at 5-5. She returned in the second, breaking twice to force a decider.

The British Tennis player from Guernsey fought back in the decider but it was the 31st seed Slovakian, Hantuchova, who used all her experience to see out the match.

- Advertisement -
Ad ==> Discover how a young Nigerian graduate now makes a consistent 40k per week doing a legitimate online business. You too can start yours now, click here!!!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -