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Watson given a schooling by Radwanska

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Heather Watson learnt just how much further she must develop her game after she was thrashed by Agnieszka Radwanska in their third round clash at Wimbledon.

Watson, who reached the third round of a grand slam for the first time in her career following her victory over Jamie Lee Hampton, was outclassed by the world No. 3 as she bowed out 6-0 6-2.

The 20-year-old appeared to be suffering with nerves, and she was immediately punished for a tentative start, Radwanska grabbing an early break.

It was all one-way traffic as Radwanska's consistency was enough to overwhelm the British No. 3, who was left to rue 12 unforced errors as Radwanska strollied through the opening set for the loss of just 10 points.

The Pole, who is at a career-high ranking of No. 3 after three titles this season, tightened her grip on the match as she won her ninth successive game to take a 3-0 lead, but spurred on by the patriotic crowd on Centre Court, Watson earned a morale boosting service game as she tried to claw her way back into the match.

She did began to piece together some passages of play, but she was ultimately second best in all areas of her game as Radwanska breezed to victory inside an hour.

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