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Watson reaches fourth career WTA tour final

Watson has won all three WTA finals she has played in. Credit: PA

Guernsey's Heather Watson is through to her first WTA tour final since March 2016 after beating world number 45 Veronika Kudermetova at the Tianjin Open in China.

The British number two - who will return to the top 100 following her performance this week - beat the Russian 6-1 6-4 in a little under one-and-a-quarter hours.

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Watson has won all three WTA finals she has played in - Osaka 2012, Hobart 2015 and Monterrey 2016.

Watson will now face Sweden's Rebecca Peterson, ranked 59, in Sunday's final as she looks to extend her perfect record in tour-level showpieces.

She has won all three WTA finals she has played, with her most recent title coming in Monterrey in 2016.

  • Highlights: Watson beats Kudermetova to reach the final of the Tianjin Open

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