• Heather Watson v Anna-Lena Friedsam
  • H2H: Watson leads 1-0
LONDON, UK – Heather Watson appears in her third Olympics as the sole British woman after British No. 1 Johanna Konta had to withdraw after contracting Covid.

 

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Heather Watson v Anna-Lena Friedsam | H2H & Match Fundamentals

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Heather Watson v Anna-Lena Friedsam H2H: Watson leads 1-0
Tokyo Olympics Tokyo, Japan
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First on Court 1, 11am (3am BST) BBC Sport

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2021 – Grass)

H2H: Heather Watson (WR 68) Anna-Lena Friedsam (WR 119)
Tournament Previous Best R2 (2012, 2016) Debut
1st Serve Return Points Won % 29.3 34
Return Points Won % 38.9 41.1
Break Point Conversion % 28.6 40
Break Points Saved % 54.1 57.1
Total Points Won % 47.6 47

 

At first look, Watson’s stuttering start to the year has harmed her stats, lagging behind the lower ranked German in almost every stat. She is slightly closer ti the German when it comes to saving breakpoints and finally edges her over total points won.

 

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Playing Styles & Prediction

Watson had started to to find some form in what had been a tough season when it got to the grass, reaching the Birmingham semi-final and lost two real heartbreaker matches so a win here will be a task.

Watson’s ability to defend and play aggressively, she will need to sharpen up her returning as the German serves well and excels on hard courts.

The Brit usually can pull out her best when it comes to represent her country but this will be a tough ask.

Watson in three sets.

 

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