Luxembourg Open: Watson & Broady through to quarter-finals

Heather Watson
Heather Watson is ranked 85th in the world

Britons Heather Watson and Naomi Broady are through to the quarter-finals of the Luxembourg Open.

British number two Watson beat third seed Anett Kontaveit 6-4 6-4 in one hour 24 minutes and will play Belgium's Elise Mertens in the last eight.

Broady saved two match points and came back from a set down in a 4-6 7-5 6-3 win over former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.

It will be her first WTA Tour quarter-final since February 2016.

British number three Broady, who lost in the final round of qualifying but was given a lucky loser spot, won 10 of the last 13 games to secure victory.

She will face either Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig of Puerto Rico or Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck in the last eight.

This is the best week for the British women since Wimbledon.

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