British No. 2 Heather Watson triumphed in the Mexican Open in Acapulco overnight with a two sets to one victory over Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez, 6-4 6-7 (8) 6-1.
“I’m so happy to get my fourth title,” Watson told wtatennis.com.
“It’s been a few years, so I’m just really, really happy I came through that match.
“It was heartbreaking losing the second set, but I also reminded myself that I also saved a lot of set points before that. It was so close, both of us had our chances.
“I just had to leave that set behind me, even though I had my opportunities, and just remind myself that it’s just a tennis match and it won’t be the end of the world if I don’t win. Just play every point and focus on just that one point, that next point.”
Watson Ost momentum in the second set, dropping five championship points in the tie-break but eventually wrapped up a fourth WTA title inn the third with a powerful display.
She beat China’s Wang Xiyu to reach her fifth WTA Tour final in Acapulco. She last won a title in 2016, also in Mexico.
In Doha, Aryna Sabalenka powered her way to victory in the Qatar Total Open final, beating Petra Kvitova 6-3 6-3.
Belarussian Sabalenka produced an impressive display, overcoming the Czech Republic’s Kvitova in one hour and 14 minutes.
“I just lost my dad in the pre-season and he was my biggest motivation, and I’m doing it for him,” she said.