Heather Watson beats Galina Voskoboeva in Memphis

Heather Watson

British number one Heather Watson battled past Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva to reach round two of the US Indoor Championships in Memphis.

Watson let a 5-2 lead slip in the final set against the world number 109, but came through 7-5 5-7 7-6 (7-4) after three hours and 25 minutes.

The Briton next faces American Melanie Oudin or Czech Andrea Hlavackova.

Watson's compatriot, Johanna Konta, lost 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 to Croatian Tereza Mrdeza in Bogota, Colombia.

Both Watson and Konta were part of the British Fed Cup team that last weekend.

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