Brits on Tour: Edmund, Watson & Evans impress once again as Boulter returns to WTA tennis!

It’s been a very good season for British players and another excellent week has added to an impressive start heading into the sunshine double next month.

Heather Watson

Heather Watson until this year has not won 10 or more matches before the end of February since 2014. Five of them that year were on the ITF circuit and for WTA only including qualifying as per this year you’d have to go back to 2011.

Heather began her season with another good run in Hobart, The Brit always seems to do well there! Heather ran into the inform Elena Rybakina who won their semi-final there in a close three setter.

The Brit has been in Acapulco this week and has continued to play with the same intensity and resilience she has shown all season. This week in Acapulco has catapulted Watson back into the top 50 for the first time in almost four years and her first title!

Heather Watson wins her first WTA title in almost four years in Acapulco!

Kyle Edmund

We know Kyle had a pretty rough season last year but has turned it around so far in 2020.

He looks happier and more confident on the court so far this season. He won his second ATP tour title earlier this year in New York and has continued to show good form on the tour.

Kyle was due to play in Delray Beach a couple of weeks ago but pulled out following his win in New York. The momentum has continued for Kyle in Acapulco having defeated both Feliciano Lopez and Felix Auger Aliassime in straight sets.

Katie Boulter

Katie has been quite busy on the tour since returning from injury. The Brit returned to competitive action in November and since then has now played in nine events stretched across ITF and WTA circuit.

In that time she has won 12 of her 21 matches. Katie gave Elina Svitolina a concern first round at the Australian Open pushing the Ukrainian number one hard in a 4-6 5-7 defeat.

Katie on the road to her comeback picked upper first WTA main win in Acapulco against Francesca de Lorenzo from a set down to win 2-6 6-3 6-2. In the next round Katie up against seventh seed Zhu Lin and lost narrowly 6-7 5-7.

Dan Evans

Dan continue to impress this year, he will debut at a career high in Monday’s rankings once again and looks so composed on the court.

So far this year he has already recorded wins against De Minaur, Fognini, Khachanov, Goffin and Rublev during the events played so far.

His run in Dubai was quite special saving set points and match points in matches to see off Fognini in three and Rublev in two.

Dan Evans leaves Andrey Rublev deflated following dominant performance in Dubai!

The Brit’s run in Dubai came to an end to an inspired Tsitsipas who saw him off quite easily getting the better of his slice backhand and finding the rhythm. 

Tsitsipas back into the Dubai final following business-like performance against Dan Evans!

Dan will head to Indian Wells and Miami in great form with a career high of top 30 and has had an impressive 2020 winning 5 of his 8 matches against top 20 players compared to 2 of his 8 in 2019!

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