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Watson: I didn't play well

Heather Watson admits her form could be better but is delighted Great Britain remain unbeaten in the Fed Cup this week.

Despite losing her singles match against Portugal on Friday, Watson later teamed-up with Laura Robson to win the vital doubles and secure a 2-1 victory in their Pool B tie of the Europe/Africa Zone in Israel.

Britain are aiming to top the group with a victory over Hungary on Saturday which would move them to within one victory of qualifying for the World Group II promotion play-offs in April.

The team, coached by Judy Murray, have now secured two wins out of two following their 3-0 victory over Bosnia on Thursday.

However, 24 hours later Watson, the British No 1, was beaten 6-1 6-4 by Michelle Larcher De Brito who is ranked almost 100 places below her before she returned to court for the doubles match which the British pair won for the loss of just three games.

Watson said: "I didn't play well at all today, I just didn't feel the ball.

"But I'm very happy that I could turn it around in the doubles. I think Laura and I are a great team and we combine really well together. We were very excited to get the win."

Robson, who opened the tie with a 6-2 6-1 triumph over Margarida Moura, added: "I'm very happy with the win.

"I felt quite rusty since I hadn't played a singles match since Melbourne."