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Heather Watson clinches title in Toronto

Alize Lim and Heather Watson
Watson is congratulated by Lim after winning in Toronto

Guernsey's Heather Watson has won the biggest title of her career with victory in the Tevlin Challenger, an ITF tournament in Toronto, Canada.

The 18-year-old, who won the 2009 US Open junior title, beat Alize Lim of France 6-3 6-3 in the final.

Watson, who was seeded seventh, maintained her record of never having lost a final on the senior circuit, adding to wins in Wrexham and Frinton.

The victory sees Watson move into the world's top 200 for the first time.

The teenager, who picked up 70 ranking points with the victory said: "I'm so excited. I was hoping to get inside the 200s.

"I have had so much fun, I'm so happy with this week."

Watson had earlier overcome a slow start in her semi-final to defeat America's Sloane Stephens 1-6 6-0 6-4.



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see also
Watson into Toronto semi-finals
06 Nov 10 |  Tennis
Watson into last eight of singles
03 Nov 10 |  Tennis
Watson loses in Toronto doubles
03 Nov 10 |  Tennis
Watson through in Toronto singles
02 Nov 10 |  Tennis
Watson seventh seed for Toronto
01 Nov 10 |  Tennis
Watson knocked out in Luxembourg
18 Oct 10 |  Tennis


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