Australian Open 2013 LIVE: Follow all the action as Heather Watson takes on Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan

Australian Open 2013 LIVE: Follow all the action as Heather Watson takes on Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan

By
Liv Lee

PUBLISHED:

02:07 GMT, 16 January 2013

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UPDATED:

04:14 GMT, 16 January 2013

Heather Watson battled cramp, fatigue and Alexandra Cadantu in the first round, and came back from a set down to beat the Romanian 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

It was the first victory the British No 1 has ever recorded at the Australian Open, and now she takes on 82nd ranked Ksenia Pervak.

These two have never met on the seniors tour, but Watson can expect a tough battle from the Kazakh, who dispatched Mona Bartel, a player ranked 44 places above her, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in the first round.

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04.14: Jankowicz FINALLY takes the fifth set. Make way for Watson.

3.48: TWEET: Neil Harman ‏@NeilHarmanTimes

'Jerzy Janowicz is about to complete comeback from two sets down against Devvarman on No.8 with added value of bringing on Heather Watson'

3.33: Watson's match has been pushed back until 4am. Somdev Devvarman and Jerzy Janowicz are now into their fifth set.

3.15: TWEET: Mike Dickson ‏@Mike_Dickson_DM

'Long match prior to Heather Watson. Hope I'm wrong but think that Pervak may be a tougher opponent than some expect.'

3.00: Unlikely to see Watson on court before 3.30.

2.30: So far there have been no signs of the elbow injury that forced Watson to withdraw from the Hobart International earlier this month. British fans will have to hope that the problem doesn't return when Watson is in the best form of her career.

 It was fatigue and cramp than plagued Watson on Monday, not the elbow injury that forced her to withdraw from the Hobart International earlier this month.

No sign of injury: It was fatigue and cramp than plagued Watson on Monday, not the elbow injury that forced her to withdraw from the Hobart International earlier this month.

2.15: If Watson can make it past Pervak, she will face fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round. The World No 4 beat Irina Camelia-Begu 6-3, 6-3.

2.02: Watson unlikely to make an appearance until 3am because Somdev Devvarman and Jerzy Janowicz took 79 minutes to complete their first set. Devverman won the tie-break 7-6 (12-10). The two are level at 3-3 in the second.

2.00: Although these two haven't met on the seniors tour, they did face each other in the junior version of this tournament back in 2009. The 21-year-old Kazakh – originally from Russia – blasted past Watson in straight sets and went on to beat fellow Brit Laura Robson in the final.

Robson joined Watson in the second round yesterday after overcoming American Melanie Oudin with relative ease.

Monday's win was the first for Heather Watson at the Australian Open

Triumph: Monday's win was the first for Heather Watson at the Australian Open