Serena expects home support to help Watson against her

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Wimbledon, July 2 (IANS) Women’s World No.1 Serena Williams expects home advantage for Heather Watson to help her play better in their Wimbledon third-round contest.

Williams set up the clash against the Briton beating Timea Babos 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday and believes the crowd support in Watson’s favour can even the encounter here.

“It will be a huge advantage for her. The home court will probably help her a little bit. It’s going to be a great big match for us both,” Williams was quoted as saying by on Thursday.

“I’ve been used to playing against a lot of local people, doesn’t matter what country it’s in, and hopefully that experience will help me a little bit.”

“I don’t know her at all. I see her around the locker room. She’s always smiling, so she seems to be super sweet. I know it’s not going to be easy for me.

“She has nothing to lose. She’s going forward,” she said of the British No.1.

Serena face Watson in their third round match on Friday.

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