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Watson into US Open second round

Heather Watson
Watson's first round match took two and a half hours

Guernsey's Heather Watson is through to the second round of the US Junior Open after a 6-2 5-7 6-1 win over world junior number 22 Ksenia Kirillova.

Watson, seeded 11, took two and a half hours to overcome her Russian opponent on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows.

The 17-year-old took the first set 6-2 in just over half an hour but when her first serve percentage dropped from 70% to 50% Kirillova squared the match.

Watson came back strong in the deciding set and took it 6-1.

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