Peterson Beats Watson For Tianjing Title
by Staff | October 13th, 2019, 8:48 pm

Swede Rebecca Peterson collected her second career title during this Asian swing taking Tianjin over Heather Watson 6-4, 6-4.

“I got my first title in Nanchang just a couple of weeks ago, and now I’ve got my second title so I’m obviously enjoying my stay here in China,” said Peterson.

“I think the tournaments here are doing their best to make the players feel welcome, and that’s very appreciated.”

Peterson upset Venus Williams in her opener than came from a set down to deny Yafan Wang in the quarters and Ons Jabeur in the semifinals.

“I think the challenge of this week was just to keep going and try to play my game in every match,” Peterson said. “I think I had some really tough matches, like yesterday, the day before, even in my first round.

“All my matches here have been tough, and I had to really push myself to go through. Even though today we played indoor, I know she’s tough when playing on fast surfaces. So I’m happen with my performance today.”

The 24-year-old Peterson said the match would be her final event of the year.

Due to rain, the final was delayed five hours and finally moved indoors.

Watson, who was 3-0 in finals, was appearing in her first title match since 2016 Monterrey.

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5 Comments for Peterson Beats Watson For Tianjing Title

RZ Says:

Good week for Heather despite the loss in the final.

j-kath Says:

RZ: As a Brit. I get so bored with Heather Watson – sorri to be rude but she’s always NOW going to be an early loser….used to try to share her ambitions….but given up.

RZ Says:

@J-Kath – I think the highlight of her career was when she led Serena in the 3rd set at Wimbledon but ultimately lost. I know she had mono or some other issue not too long ago that affected her career. It’s a shame that neither her nor Laura Robson’s career took off. They were both so promising as teenagers

Alison Hodge Says:

Not really Nationalistic about tennis personally, aside from Andy, the Brits have promised so much, yet delivered so little ….

j-kath Says:

Alison: However, when the tennis is UK based we are bombarded on TV with UK players – irrespective of their career level…possibly the same over the world…..the assumption being made on our behalf must be we are all nationalist. Personally the Brit. (tennis) female I like least is Jo Konta.

RZ: Yes, I liked Laura Robson.

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