PARIS, FRANCE – Heather Watson takes on Zarina Diyas with very few solid results behind her as she bids to get past the second round for the first time.
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Heather Watson is another Brit that comes into Roland Garros with little confidence given a lack of match wins. After dominating the domestic scene on the sport restart last summer, that failed to translate back out on tour.
H2H & Match Fundamentals
Heather Watson v Zarina Diyas
H2H: Watson leads 2-1
Prize Money: €60,000
Second on Court 9, not before 12:30pm (11:30 BST).
Diyas brings an aggressive baseline game to the court, and on her day has powerful and accurate groundstrokes, looking to move her opponents all around with a pacey forehand and thus dominate from the back of the court.
Arguably Watson has worked more on having a serve that can get her the occasional free point but Watson can match Diyas in terms of court positioning and arguably is a lot more effective when her game is on point, in switching from attacking play to defence.
It will be a tough ask though for Watson to come out of this on top.
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