Indian Wells 2014: Heather Watson upbeat despite defeat

Indian Wells 2014: Heather Watson looks for the positives after second-round defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday

Indian Wells 2014: Heather Watson upbeat despite defeat

Heather Watson looked for the positives after she was beaten 6-4 6-3 by Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round at Indian Wells.

The 21-year-old, who is continuing her revival after suffering from glandular fever last year, is now looking forward to playing in the main draw of the Sony Open in Miami in two weeks’ time after being given a wild card.

I’m enjoying 2014, that’s for sure, a lot more than 2013

Heather Watson

Watson has already won 15 matches this year, just one less than she managed in the whole of 2013.

“It’s been a good start to the season,” said Watson after the loss. “I’m enjoying 2014, that’s for sure, a lot more than 2013.

“All I can do is go up in the rankings, make points and do well. And I feel like with my tennis, since the beginning of the year, since the first match, I’m improving as every match goes along, and I’m starting to play better and better each tournament.

“I’ll go back to Florida and get some good training in before Miami. I’m really looking forward to playing there. I have done well there in the past. I love the courts and I’m very motivated.”

Watson also wished Elena Baltacha a speedy recovery after the former British No1 was diagnosed with cancer of the liver last week.

“It’s not very nice news to hear, and it must be so tough for her,” said Watson. “I just wish her all the best. We’ll all be thinking of her.

“I played doubles with her and won Fed Cup in Sweden. We will be sending our thoughts and prayers out to her.”

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