Watson dumped out of the Olympics by Svitolina

Heather Watson

After an energy-sapping first round, Heather Watson struggled to gain any momentum in the first set of her second round against Elina Svitolina and was playing catch-up from the moment she lost her serve, eventually losing the set 6-3 to the Ukrainian.

Not fazed by the first set, Team GB star Watson showed great character as she stormed back and took the second set 6-1. The game was delicately poised as the players headed into the final set looking to gain the initiative.

The opening exchanges of the final set were cagey, but Svitolina broke Watson at 3-2, kept her composure and ensured she served out the match 6-3. The Ukrainian will play the winner of Serena Williams v Alize Cornet.

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4 thoughts on “Watson dumped out of the Olympics by Svitolina

  1. Ric

    Marija, why are you keep posting on Watson’s update? Why not other players? I dont think Watson is that special because she is not a top player,never won a slam or rexhed QF or more of a slam, nothing unique about her. Plus the olympic is not at her home country this year…
    I really believe you should update more on the top players like Muguruza or Kerber or maybe a thriller matches…

  2. Jim

    Hey Marija, on another Olympic subject what do you think of Serbia’s women’s volleyball team’s chances against the Americans? Both teams are 2-0.

  3. Marija

    Ric, it’s because I’m on vacation until tomorrow and my contributor Alex Hill is covering matches, while I’m giving him free rein to pick the matches he’d like to watch and write about.

    Jim, I’ll be patriotic here and say that the Serbs will win 🙂 Have you seen that a Serbian volleyball player broke the fastest serve Olympic record?

  4. Jim

    Wow Marija, how fast was the serve? The match between the Serbs and Americans begins around 1 pm here. I will be watching. No matter who wins both teams will probably still qualify for the medal round.

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