Heather Watson willing to lift Wimbledon ban on parents

Watson prepared to lift ban on parents
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Heather Watson reveals that she will lift the Wimbledon ban on her parents should she progress into the second week.

Great Britain's Heather Watson has revealed that she will allow her parents to watch her compete at Wimbledon should she make it through to the second week at the All England Club.

The 22-year-old secured her place in the second round following a straight-sets victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Tuesday.

As part of her superstition, Watson has banned her mother and father from attending her matches, but is prepared to change her stance.

"I used to travel with my mum everywhere when I was starting," Watson told BBC Newsbeat. "But as I've got older I think it's easier for me to focus with just me and my coach and give my full focus to the matches.

"I've made a deal with my dad that if I reach the second week, he'll come and support me with my family."

Watson recently recovered from glandular fever.

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