Heather has been in good form this week in Hong Kong but faced her toughest challenge yet against Sam Stosur who has won two titles this year and with a place in the semi-finals at stake who would progress to the last four?
Heather got off to a good start to her quarter final with Sam Stosur with some good holds of serve. At 4-4 in the opening set when Sam was serving for a 5-4 lead Heather saw a break point opportunity and one was all that she needed as she broke for a 5-4 lead before consolidating the break and serving out the set to love to take it 6-4 against the former US Open champion.
The second set continued as the first finished with Watson in control as the Brit broke the Australian’s serve again to win four games in a row to take a 6-4 2-0 lead in the match. Stosur held onto her serve well for 1-2 and after a couple of holds of serve from both but at 3-2 Watson was broken back for 3-3 and then broken again as Sam suddenly went onto take a 5-3 lead with a complete momentum shift in the set and the 31 year old from 2-3 down in the set sealed it to take it 6-3.
Who would take control in the third and final set and advance to the semi-finals?
The set did not get off to a good start for Watson as she was broken immediately and Sam then won her 6th game in a row as she went 2-0 up in the deciding set. Another break point was worked by Stosur and another break of serve followed as Sam went 3-0 in the final set and the match looking all but over for Watson who led by a set and a break half an hour or so ago. Sadly the wheels came off and Heather was broken again and quickly lost the set 6-0 losing her 10th game in a row despite being in a good position not long ago.