Heather Watson books Billie Jean King qualifiers place with Great Britain team

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Guernsey's Heather Watson and her Great Britain teammates have booked their place in the qualifiers for the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup.

The Brits sealed a 3-1 victory over Mexico in a best-of-five play off round at London's National Tennis Centre.

Both Watson and teammate Katie Boulter won their opening matches, with Watson beating Guiliana Olmos 7-5, 6-1 on Friday 16 April.

Watson, currently ranked 68th in the world, then lost out to Marcela Zacarias the following day. With the scores closed to 2-1, a doubles match decider looked a real possibility.

Boulter then sealed the win for Great Britain with a victory over Olmos in straight sets, cementing her side's spot in next year's qualifiers.

If they win, the team will then progress to the finals in Budapest in 2022.