Heather Watson gets emotional after breaking her record in 43 Grand Slam attempts at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships

Today, 30-year-old British tennis player Heather Watson beat Slovenian tennis player Kaja Juvan in straight sets to reach the fourth round of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Incidentally, this was the first time she reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament.

She got quite emotional after the match as she couldn’t hold back her tears as did her family members as the Brit succeeded after many attempts at the highest level.


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Heather Watson has reached the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships for the first time

During today’s game, Watson received massive support from her home crowd. Later, during the court interview, Watson said, “Those are the moments you dream of as a little girl and … I don’t know why I get emotional. I think I’ve just had a really tough few years like so many people. So that means a lot. Many Thanks.”

After winning the first set in a hard-fought tie-breaker, she led 5-0 in the second set. However, Juvan broke one of her serves to make things a little more interesting. In the end, the Brit served up making history. After the game, you joked, “First of all, I wouldn’t be me if there wasn’t a bit of drama at the end.”

Remarkably, this was Watson’s 43rd Grand Slam appearance at that year’s Wimbledon Championships. After 43 attempts, she finally reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament, also at her home Grand Slam. In 2015, the current British No. 4 came very close to reaching the fourth round. Sadly, she suffered a heartbreaking loss for the American legend, Serena Williams in a tough match where she served for the match.

In the next round she now meets the German player Jule Niemeier to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in her career.

Other British players at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships


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While Watson made it to the fourth round, bigger British tennis stars like it Andy Murray and Emma RaducanuShe fell out of Wimbledon on round two. Meanwhile, another British star, Dan Evans, also lost in the first round.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 20, 2022 Britain’s Emma Raducanu reacts in her second round match against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic REUTERS/Loren Elliott

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Apart from them, British star No. 1 Cameron Norrie has reached the third round and will play Steve Johnson. Another Briton, Liam Broady, also reached the third round and meets the Australian star Alex from Minaur. In the women’s draw, Katie Boulter beat No. 6 seed Karolina Pliskova in the second round to advance to the third round.

Which Briton will go to the finals at this year’s Wimbledon? Let us know in the comments.

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