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Heather Watson secures third WTA singles title

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Great Britain's Heather Watson won her third WTA Tour singles title by beating Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 3-6 6-2 6-3 in the Abierto Monterrey Afirme final.

Watson lost the opening set, concluded by Flipkens' first ace, but broke twice in the second to force a decider.

There, the two players traded service breaks before Watson crucially earned another to lead 5-3, giving her the chance to serve out the match.

She trailed 15-40 but battled back to force match point, which she took with an unreturnable body serve.

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