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Heather Watson admits to sleep problems after Wimbledon victory

Heather Watson has admitted she could do with a few extra hours in bed as her winning streak at Wimbledon has caused her to suffer sleepless nights.

The sports star has become the first British woman to reach the third round of the tennis tournament in ten years.

Watson, who is from Guernsey, beat American contender Jamie Lee Hampton 6-1, 6-4.

"She made it hard for me and wasn't giving me anything. I always knew I could play well, get far in these tournaments, but it's different playing like that in practice than bringing it on to the match court at big occasions," the player said.

On day one of the championships, the 20-year-old defeated Czech player Ivesta Benesova 6-2 6-1.

"I couldn't sleep after the first round and last night wasn't great either. This whole week I have been sleeping pretty bad but if I keep playing like this, I don't really mind," Watson said.

Her next game is against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, who is currently ranked third in the world.

If Watson wins against Radwanska, she will become the first British girl to reach the last 16 since Sam Smith, who achieved this feat in 1998. 

She explained that she is quite superstitious so has been taking part in a few pre- and mid-match rituals.

"I have been having eggs and smoked salmon for breakfast every morning. Also, when I get my towel when we change ends I make sure I run up to pass my ball boy the towel," the British hopeful said.

While Watson is currently ranked 110th in the world in women's tennis, Scottish player Andy Murray is much closer to the top at fourth in the men's rankings.

Standing between him and the top spot are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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