Victoria Azarenka vs Heather Watson, Wimbledon R3 Preview

Wimbledon ???? Day 5, R3 Match Preview:
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Victoria Azarenka is building momentum nicely at SW19. Azarenka overcame a tough early round test against Catherine Bellis where she came from a set down before cruising past the 15th seeded Elena Vesnina in straight sets. Azarenka will come up against Britain’s Heather Watson on Friday, an opponent the Belarusian has a perfect record against.

Azarenka’s ability to go all the way at SW19 is seemingly becoming more likely. Azarenka played sublime tennis in the final 2 sets in a 3-6 6-2 6-1 win over Catherine Bellis before producing a more consistent performance to get past the 15th seeded Elena Vesnina 6-3 6-3. Azarenka is looking extremely fit and determined at the moment, it is seemingly going to take a special effort to eliminate the Belarusian.


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Azarenka holds a perfect 4-0 head-to-head record over Heather Watson. All four matches were straight set wins for Azarenka, most recently a 6-2 6-4 win in Cincinnati in 2014. Watson will however bring some confidence into this match after she dismantled the in-form Anastasija Sevastova 6-0 6-4 in the second round.

Heather Watson usually saves her best tennis for Wimbledon, grass is the Brit’s best surface. Nevertheless, this has been proven as a good match-up for Azarenka. The Belarusian does everything a little better than Watson and should again have too much firepower for the Brit.

Prediction: Victoria Azarenka to defeat Heather Watson in 2 sets

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