Heather Watson is hoping to fare better against Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as she prepares to take on the world No. 3.

Watson successfully came through qualifying and secured the clash with Radwanska after overcoming wildcard Belinda Bencic, winning 7-5 6-4 in California. 

The British No. 3 is no stranger to the Polish star, having played the second seed recently at Wimbledon in 2012 and the Australian open last year, failing to win a set in both matches. 

But Watson is confident that she can give a better account of herself when the duo meet again.

She told reporters: "I'm so pleased with how I'm playing at the moment. This will be a bit of a different atmosphere but I'm really looking forward to playing her again.

"I'm not going to give away my tactics but I'm not going to go in playing the same way I did the other two times, I'm going to try something new and just go out there and fight."

Following an indifferent season last year which saw the Guernsey-born player drop down to 134 in the rankings, Watson was pleased to continue her recent form with win over hot-prospect Bencic in the first round. 

"It was a really up-and-down match. I started both sets very well but she plays very well from behind, loosens up. I got through today, I did what I had to do, I fought, I played the big points well," she added.

"Two days ago was my first ever win at Indian Wells and this is my third this year and in my life so it's pretty exciting. I'm just looking forward to my next round now."


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