Watson & Broady entered the doubles in Hong Kong. The first round had the Brits against another non seeded pairing. A slow start saw Watson & Broady drop the first set to Ya-Hsuan Lee & Kotomi Takahata. It didn’t take long for the Brits to gel however, taking the second set to force a match tie break.
Watson & Broady were pushed close in the breaker but eventually overcame Lee & Takahata to move into the quarter final. 4-6, 6-3. 10-8. The Brits opponents in the quarter final were Chang Liu & Jia-Jang Lu. Watson & Broady wasted no time in dispatching Liu & Lu in straight sets to move to the Semi Final 6-2, 7-5.
The Semi Final opponents were Nao Hibino & Aleksandrina Neydenova. Watson & Broady continued their fine form as the saw off the Japanese/Bulgarian pairing once again in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
In the final the Brits were playing the top seeds Hao-Ching Chan & Yung-Jan Chan. This proved to be a step too far. The Taipei players only dropped one set en route to the final. The top seeds totally dominated the final, losing only four games as they defeated Watson & Broady for the win 6-3, 6-1.
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