"I'm just playing with the mindset of getting better like I have done in every match of my career".
Even when Azarenka was serving for the match at 5-4, Watson showed plenty of heart to claw herself two break points. Bedene has been climbing the rankings nicely in 2017 but this week at Wimbledon has been his headline act.
Gilles Muller, the No.16 seed, is a wily campaigner on his favourite surface.
But for all the fight she put up, Azarenka drew on the wealth of experience she has gained from winning two Australian Open titles to extinguish the Briton's challenge.
Konta added: "She's a very good player".
However, Konta is confident she can last the pace during a Wimbledon fortnight in which she has been tipped as a possible champion. But the Belarussian is in only her second event back on tour after becoming a mum last December. "Not many players get a home Slam, so I feel very fortunate about that".
She saved one match point to force deuce, but Konta continued to pile the pressure on and wrapped up a crucial win.
"What Andy has done for our sport, and the awareness he has brought over the years, is only positive". "I think I overall trusted my game a bit more this time", she said. And yet this is her first appearance in the third round!More news: Federal ethics watchdog, who clashed with Trump, resigns
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Sakkari is a tough battler but being ranked 101st in the world should never have been a serious threat to Konta, ranked seventh. Konta kept her Taipei opponent back and does justice to a few passing surprised shots that made Hsieh stumble.
'Why not try and get five, six into the quarter-finals of slams?
Doubles matches are also scheduled to start, with British pairing Marcus Willis and Jay Clarke up to play fourth on Court nine.
"Centre-Court was full, there was not one single seat available". This should pose more of a problem and Fognini won their most recent match in Rome in May in straight sets.
Johanna Konta walks around the court very confidently and having the crowd behind you like she has is a big extra factor. "It's truly humbling and it's what we all dream of, to play on the biggest stage".
Venus Williams, a five-time champion at the All England Club, will be playing later on No. 1 Court.
Williams came from a set down to beat Wang Qiang and set up a clash with Naomi Osaka - who beat 22nd seed Barbora Strycova. But that seems to count for little in this wide-open tournament.
Victoria Azarenka stepped up her bid to become the first mother to win Wimbledon in 37 years as the former World No. 1 defeated Russian 15th seed Elena Vesnina on Wednesday.