Heather Watson scored a repeat victory over Kristyna Pliskova as she put her difficult quarantine experience behind her.
The British No 2 was one of the 72 players who had to stay in their hotel rooms for 14 days and she admitted it was the worst preparation she has ever had for a Grand Slam.
But Watson looked impressively sharp considering and, no doubt boosted by the memory of having beaten Pliskova at the same stage last year, she edged to a 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-3) victory.
“I would say I felt my body change a bit (in quarantine). When you’re fit and strong, your body just feels hard. It just wasn’t as hard as usual. I definitely lost some (fitness), but that’s expected. Mentally I felt super strong because I’d got through it,” Watson said