Unseeded Watson and Maria came up against fellow Team Dunlop player Cornelia Lister in the opening round of the Abierto Mexicano, in Acapulco. The match came to a nail-biting end when a contested line call swung the match in Watson’s favour, leading to an 11-9 win in the third-set tie-break.

Watson and Maria went onto beat the fourth seeds in the semi-finals and met another unseeded pair in the final. After another third-set tie-break, Watson and Maria emerged victorious with a dominant display, winning the tie break 10-2.

This victory was Watson’s fourth career doubles’ title, taking her total to 7, including her singles’ titles.