Watson: I_Ñém still not 100%


Originally published on: 30/05/13 00:00

Watson joined fellow Brits, Laura Robson and Elena Baltacha, in exiting Roland Garros at the first hurdle but the Guernsey native produced a spirited display in her first tour match in over two months. 

The world No.48 battled on court for two hours and 20 minutes before falling to Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-4 2-6 6-4.

"Today I'm pleased with how I played in the second and third [sets]," said Watson, who was diagnosed with glandular fever in March this year. "I was aggressive, I was hitting it well and I've got plenty of things to build on and try to improve on from here.

"I knew it was going to be tough my first match back,” she added. “But still I'm super disappointed I lost as I wanted more matches under my belt."

Watson admitted she has yet to regain full fitness due to a limited training schedule.

"I'll move on from here, get in the gym, do stuff to get fit for the grass," she said. "I'm still not 100 percent yet, I haven't done any running so far. I've just done a bit of weights, core stuff. It's about gradually, gradually building up."


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.