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Wimb12 - Watson

Annabel Croft's advice for Heather Watson

   

Annabel Croft has told The Tennis Space what Heather Watson must do if she is to beat third seed Agnieszka Radwanska┬áin the third round of the Wimbledon Championships: “In many ways, Heather and Radwanska are very similar, and Heather isn’t going to be absolutely blasted off the court. There are no weapons to fear.”

Croft’s analysis:

“Heather has to come out and play her game, and with great intensity for a very long period of time. In many ways, Heather and Radwanska are very similar. Neither has great power. Heather isn’t going to be absolutely blasted off the court. If she was up against someone like Serena Williams, there would be weapons to fear. Heather is essentially going to be playing a very experienced version of herself. Radwanska has slightly more feel than Heather – she hits amazing drop-shots and angles, and she’s very experienced. But Heather’s tough. If Radwanska’s not at the top of your game, Heather could break her down. Radwanska could start to miss. Heather’s definitely got a chance. Radwanska would have to come off her game quite a bit and Heather would have to raise her level and be at that level for a long period of time.”

Annabel Croft and Mats Wilander are presenting Live @ Wimbledon this fortnight. http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/interactive/index.html