Guernsey's Heather Watson knocked out in the first round at Wimbledon

Heather Watson is out of Wimbledon despite winning the opening set against Kristie Ahn Credit: PA images

Guernsey tennis player Heather Watson has been knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round.

She was beaten by 'lucky loser' Kristie Ahn 2-6, 7-6, 8-6 in a late night thriller in SW19.

Ahn had lost in Wimbledon qualifying and only booked her place in the main event when reigning champion Simona Halep pulled out through injury. But despite her fortune in making it to round one, she was still too strong for the Guernsey athlete.

Watson reeled off four straight games to claim the opening set 6-2 and looked in a good position to go on and win comfortably.

However The American fought back to win the second set on a tie break. Watson served for the match in the final set having led 5-4 but was unable to capitalise with Ahn eventually clinching the decider 8-6.

Watson will now turn her attention to the mixed doubles with the draw taking place tomorrow.