Heather Watson loses to Kiki Bertens in second round of ASB Classic

Britain's Heather Watson loses to Kiki Bertens of Holland in the second round of the ASB Clasic in Auckland

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Heather Watson is currently ranked 49th in the world Photo: Marianne Bevis

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Heather Watson has been knocked out of the ASB Classic in Auckland following a three-set defeat by Holland’s Kiki Bertens.

The 20-year-old British No1 went down 6-4 3-6 6-3 to Bertens, only managing to convert five of 12 break-point opportunites against the world No63.

Watson will stay in Auckland after she reached the quarter-finals of the doubles with her partner Marina Erakovic.

The Guernsey player will then head Hobart for her final tournament ahead of the Australian Open, which starts on 14 January.

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