That happened when No. 1 Angelique Kerber withdrew on Sunday with a strained tendon.
The action began in Birmingham today at the Aegon Classic, with eighth seed Barbora Strycova and second seed Elina Svitolina amongst those making it through on one of the hottest days of the year in Britain.
Watson was too error-strewn in the opening set to put any real pressure on her opponent but recovered well in the second.
"I knew she would have the crowd with her, so I was trying to fight for everything", Svitolina said.
Svitolina overcame the British No. 2, the victor when they met on grass at Eastbourne two years ago, by surviving a worrying mid-match dip when her first serve deserted her, and won 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. Neither could Svitolina be relied on to close out a match after recently letting slip a one-set and 5-0 lead against Simona Halep in the...
The World No. 5 will face the qualifier Camila Giorgi or the 20-year-old Natalia Vikhlyantseva next. I was very happy that I could finish in the third set on my serve.
However, Davis performed a remarkable turnaround to win three games in a row and serve for the win, though another momentum swing saw the Japanese break back and forced a tiebreak, which she comfortably took 7-4 to get her first grass court win of the season with a 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 victory.
Strycova, who lost in the final to Madison Keys a year ago, saved all of the three break points against her as she was simply too strong for the Kazakh.
The Shiv Sena had earlier said it may choose an "independent" path in the election to the highest constitutional office. Speaking at a press conference in Mumbai , Shah recently said the BJP was ready for mid-term polls in Maharashtra .
The Chiefs rolled theirs out for the first time a year ago when they beat Wales , and they will be performing it again tonight. Speaking on the eve of the Lions' final warm-up game against the Chiefs he said: "The players don't feel it at all".
In the House of Representatives, conservatives wrote to McConnell about media reports on the Senate's work. The greater impact likely will be the interruption of the legislative process and routine Senate business.
Rising up by up to 1.45%, prominent gainers include Tata Motors , Infosys , PowerGrid, Tata Steel, Reliance Industries and ONGC. Punjab National Bank was the top percentage loser on the Nifty PSU Bank index, declining as much as 2.5 percent.
En Portugal , se elevó a 62 el número de muertos y hay 54 heridos por el incendio forestal que azota el centro del país. El incendio forestal que arrasa el centro de Portugal es el más mortífero en su historia de acuerdo a las autoridades.
The US military said it was repositioning its aircraft over Syria to ensure the safety of American air crews targeting ISIS . These incidents, however, are tactical, not part of any USA strategy in Syria, analysts said.
Merkel said Monday: "I think it is premature to speculate on the first day of the negotiations how they will end". The two sides are expected to meet monthly until March 2019, when Brexit is due to happen.
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Oil Sinks To November Lows On Shock US Gasoline Build
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