Heather Watson gained a well-timed confidence boost ahead of Wimbledon by beating defending Eastbourne champion Dominika Cibulkova.
In front of home support by the sea, the British #3 won 7-5, 6-4 to secure a spot in the third round of the Aegon International.
“It doesn’t really matter who I am playing against just now, I just want to get through rounds to the latter stages of tournaments. Dominika is a great player, great competitor. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. She really pushed me at the end there and I got shaken a little.