Wimbledon 2014: Heather Watson determined to step up her game

Wimbledon 2014: Heather Watson is determined to improve her game after her three-set loss to Angelique Kerber

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Heather Watson is currently ranked 70th in the world Photo: Carine06/Flickr

Heather Watson declared her desire to climb the rankings after she suffered a second-round Wimbledon defeat by German Angelique Kerber on Centre Court.

The British No1 battled back well after a poor opening set but the ninth seed won the decider to clinch a 6-2 5-7 6-1 victory at SW19.

I want to get further and beat these top players. I can’t hope for a good draw. I’ve just got to make it happen

Heather Watson

The 22-year-old has still never beaten a top-10 player – but Watson voiced her determination to improve after her exit at the All England Club.

“I want to be the best,” said Watson. “I want to the person that everybody is rooting for that they have their hopes on.

“It means that I’m a very good player and getting up in the rankings. That’s what I want to keep doing.

“I just don’t want to lose in the second round. I want to get further and beat these top players. I can’t hope for a good draw. I’ve just got to make it happen.”

Watson added: “I really enjoyed the Centre Court vibe. I like playing on the big courts. The atmosphere today was brilliant, and I really enjoyed playing.”

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