British No.2 Heather Watson brilliantly captured her third WTA Tour title at the Abierto Monterrey Afirme by beating Kirsten Flipkens in the final.
Watson, already a winner in Osaka in 2012 and Hobart in 2015, fought back to topple the Belgian player 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on the outdoor hard courts.
On her way to the title, Watson defeated No.2 seed and former Grand Slam finalist Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets before cruising past Caroline Garcia to reach the final.
Flipkens was in fine form having knocked out British No.1 Johanna Konta in the last eight but couldn’t live with Watson in the final two sets as she had her serve broken twice by the new world No.53.
After lifting the trophy in front of her mum on mother’s day, Watson said: “I’m extremely happy. It’s the first time my Mum has seen me win a title and it’s Mother’s Day at home!
“I had never beaten Kirsten before and she always makes you work hard for it. She was flawless in the first set and I got frustrated but I knew I had to stay calm.”