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“Another great day for me. I have got momentum going. I thought I played very well today, I continued my form from yesterday. Heather Watson

For the first three days the British Bulldogs dominated but the Union Jacks found their form on the fourth to bring themselves back into contention and yesterday, Friday, pulled themselves to within one point of their rivals lead only for the Bulldogs to pull ahead again with wins from the last three matches.

With two days to play, the Bulldogs lead the Jacks 41-32 with the two teams racing to the 60 points required to be named the overall winners.

Heather Watson continued to maintain her great form by scoring her fourth singles victory of the week, with a ruthless display to dismiss Maia Lumsden 6-0 6-1.

Watson, who this week is playing her first tennis since March, believes she has picked up where she left off prior to lockdown

“Another great day for me,” she said. “I have got momentum going. I thought I played very well today, I continued my form from yesterday.

“I am so happy with how I played.

“That’s what this week is so great for, getting loads of game in, which is what I have got. I feel like I am moving great and feeling strong.”

She is also looking forward to the restart of the WTA Tour on Monday at the Palermo Open in Italy, where she is entered.

“That’s what this week is so great for, getting loads of matches in. That’s what I’ve got and I’m glad it was a quick one today,” Watson added.

“The body is getting used to the matches again. I feel I’m moving great and feeling strong.”

There were more wins for the Union Jacks – who trailed 31-25 at the start of the day’s play – from Jodie Burrage and Naomi Broady plus another two points courtesy of Jamie Murray & Lloyd Glasspool in the men’s doubles to reduce the deficit to one point at 33-32.

Their fortunes turned when Kyle Edmund beat Dan Evans to avenge his earlier defeat in the week, and at the earlier Battle of the Brits singles, when he lost out to the British No.1 in the final.

Their last match had ended with a slight ‘misunderstanding’ which had infuriated Evans who later apologised. On this occasion it was Edmund, his predecessor as the national number one, who prevailed 6-3 6-4.

“It was just learning from that, I settled down a lot quicker in the match and found my game and was able to impose myself,” he said.

“I hit some good shots.”

That win followed victories in the mixed by Liam Broady & Harriet Dart as well as Cameron Norrie & Johanna Konta, all of which pulled the Bulldogs ahead by 9 points.

Friday’s results
Centre Court:
Jodie Burrage (UJ) bt Beth Grey (BB) 7-5 6-0
Jamie Murray/Lloyd Glasspool (UJ) bt Dom Inglot/Alastair Gray (BB) 7-6 6-2
Heather Watson (UJ) bt Maia Lumsden 6-1 6-0 (BB)
Kyle Edmund (BB) bt Dan Evans (UJ) 6-3 6-4
Cameron Norrie/Johanna Konta (BB) bt Jamie Murray/Olivia Nicholls (UJ) 6-4 7-5

Court One:
Naomi Broady (UJ) bt Eden Silva (BB) 6-2 4-6 10-6
Cameron Norrie (BB) bt Ryan Peniston (UJ) 7-5 3-6 10-8
Liam Broady/Harriet Dart (BB) bt Lloyd Glasspool/Katie Boulter (UJ) 6-4 6-4

British Bulldogs lead Union Jacks 41-32






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