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Watson concerned about future of British tennis

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Heather Watson has painted a bleak picture of the future of British tennis and called on its governing body to provide more support to promising young players.

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 23, 2020 – Britains Heather Watson in action during the match against Belgiums Elise Mertens. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

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REUTERS: Heather Watson has painted a bleak picture of the future of British tennis and called on its governing body to provide more support to promising young players.

Watson joined compatriots Andy Murray, Johanna Konta, Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady in exiting Roland Garros after a 7-6(4) 6-4 defeat by Fiona Ferro, leaving no Britons in the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2013.

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"I feel like we've got a good little group of players right now, but little. I don't really see who's next. I don't see who's going to be top 50," Watson, 28, said.

Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) offers aid to a limited number of elite juniors through its national academies in Stirling and Loughborough but Watson believes it needs to widen its pool of Read More – Source

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