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Boulter and Watson put Britain 2-0 up in BJK Cup tie against Mexico

  • Boulter beats Zacarias after slow start in Roehampton
  • Watson puts GB on verge of victory with comfortable win

In the empty, echoing halls of the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton used for training and little else in normal times, Great Britain pieced together an efficient opening day of their Billie Jean King Cup play-off tie against Mexico, establishing a clear 2-0 lead as they attempt to maintain their spot in the top level of the competition.

Nominated as Great Britain’s second player despite her low ranking due to injury, Katie Boulter opened the tie by toiling through a tight first set before defeating Marcela Zacarias, Mexico’s No 1, 7-5, 6-0. Heather Watson swiftly followed her teammate with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Giuliana Olmos.

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