It is a fourth WTA title for Heather Watson as she beat teenage qualifier Leylah Fernandez in Acapulco ending her four year wait for a trophy.
The match went the distance with Watson winning 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-1 in 2 hours & 46 minutes. There were plenty of anxious moments for Watson as Fernandez saved 5 match points in the second set tie-break to force the match to a decider. However, Watson composed herself and dominated the final set.
“I had so much adrenaline yesterday that I couldn’t get to sleep. I am super-pleased with my effort this whole week. I have been really calm and just enjoying where I am at. Acapulco is absolutely gorgeous, the environment is lovely. I played this tournament my whole career and, although I won the doubles, singles-wise I had barely won a match here.” Said Watson.
It continues her good run of form in 2020 which has now seen her return to the top 50 of the WTA rankings. She moves on to Monterray, a tournament she has previously won looking to add more to the trophy cabinet.