Wimbledon 2017: Victoria Azarenka heaps praise on "great player" Heather Watson

The Brit No 1 overcame a spine injury suffered last week to win with ease against her opponent

British hopeful Heather Watson has an extra incentive to make the second week of a grand slam for the first time in her career after her coach pledged to shave his legs if she is successful.

'I'm winning so it's hard not to be happy but it's about balancing the highs and lows, not making them more dramatic, to be more level-headed'.

Next up for Watson is Victoria Azarenka, a player whom she admires greatly.

While Watson stopped short of empathising too much with Bernard Tomic after his claim that he was bored during his first-round match, she has experienced her own struggles with motivation.

Sevastova is no grasscourt rookie, having recently won the Majorca Open but she had no answer to Watson's all-round game in a first set which lasted just 19 minutes.

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Watson will face Victoria Azarenka for a place in the last 16 after the double Australian Open champion completed a 6-3 6-3 win over Russian's 15 Elena Vesnina. "I was pleased with how I remained calm and just kept doing what I was doing".

Then with a grin, she added: "And I'm going to watch Love Island". It's always going to change. "I felt that I had a really good start to the match". I've got to expect her to raise her level and to try something new, and she did.

3 was in splendid form as she downed the 18th seed 6-0 6-4, playing some of the best tennis she'd produced for a number of years. I know she has only just come back, but I expect her to be playing really well because I know she will have put in the hours and the work.

Great Britain's number one saw success in the second round to progress to the third for the first time in her career.

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