Heather Watson makes Wimbledon plea as British quartet stick together for historic run


Heather Watson admits the British quartet are sticking together in their historic run at Wimbledon after the 30-year-old reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career and wants the rowdy crowd inside Court One to return for her next match.

Watson was asked how much it meant to reach the milestone achievement at her home slam.

And she is hoping for more of the same support from the rapturous crowd when she faces Jule Niemeier.

“Playing here at home in front of all of you guys, the atmosphere is everything,” she said on court.

“So please can all of you come back for my fourth round?”

Watson is the first of four British players competing in the third round in the men’s and singles draw.

Katie Boulter and Liam Broady picked up their career-best wins at Wimbledon on Thursday while Cam Norrie is also aiming to get past the third round of a slam for the first time when he faces American Steve Johnson later today.

And Watson admits the quartet have been spurring each other on behind the scenes and their presence has helped her this week.

“It really helps, I’ve watched all their matches,” she said.

“Even if I’ve missed them, I’ve watched it on the recap at the end of the day.

“It’s really inspiring and I think we’re all egging each other on.”

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