British tennis player Heather Watson said she lost her Australian Open round due to "girl things," sparking a global debate about menstruation in sport.

'Did you lose because you had your period?'

British tennis player Heather Watson said she lost her Australian Open round due to "girl things," sparking a global debate about menstruation in sport.

Heather Watson of Great Britain serves to Caroline Garcia of France in the womens singles match during day two of the 2016 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 4, 2016 in Perth, Australia.

Heather Watson of Great Britain serves to Caroline Garcia of France in the womens singles match during day two of the 2016 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 4 2016 in Perth Australia.

Heather Watson: 'I had packed my bags before mixed doubles call' #Rio2016Olympics #GreatBritain #Tennis

Heather Watson keeps Rio Olympic hopes alive after stunning comeback win at French Open

British #2 Heather Watson falls in Qualifying rounds of Wuhan Open.  Watson was beaten 6-1 4-6 6-4 by world #91 Ons Jabeur ...lantansport.com.ng/heather-watson-falls-short-main-draw-defeat-wuhan-open-qualifying-johanna-konta-last-remaining-brit/ …

British #2 Heather Watson falls in Qualifying rounds of Wuhan Open. Watson was beaten 6-1 4-6 6-4 by world #91 Ons Jabeur ...lantansport.com.ng/heather-watson-falls-short-main-draw-defeat-wuhan-open-qualifying-johanna-konta-last-remaining-brit/ …

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Heather Watson – new tennis style star looks set to shine at the Aegon Classic

You Go Girl! Nottingham Open: Johanna Konta claims 300th win as Heather Watson goes out #sports #tennis http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40260080

Nottingham Open: Johanna Konta claims 300th win as Heather Watson goes out

You Go Girl! Nottingham Open: Johanna Konta claims 300th win as Heather Watson goes out #sports #tennis http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40260080

Meet tennis' new couple - Heather Watson and Lloyd Glasspool - http://www.tsmplug.com/tennis/love-is-on-the-mat-for-this-tennis-couple/

Meet tennis’ new couple – Heather Watson and Lloyd Glasspool

The Womens National Tennis Team (L-R: Laura Robson, Johanna Konta, Anne Keothavong, Heather Watson) wear our Corvina dress in lipstick red to a Fed Cup dinner in Israel

The Womens National Tennis Team (L-R: Laura Robson, Johanna Konta, Anne Keothavong, Heather Watson) wear our Corvina dress in lipstick red to a Fed Cup dinner in Israel

Heather Watson of Great Britain reacts during the first round Women's Singles match against Alize Cornet of France on Day One of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

2017 US Open Tennis Championships - Day 1

Heather Watson of Great Britain reacts during the first round Women's Singles match against Alize Cornet of France on Day One of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Heather Watson Photos Photos - Heather Watson attends Taste Of Tennis New York…

Heather Watson Photos Photos: Taste of Tennis New York - Arrivals

Heather Watson Photos Photos - Heather Watson attends Taste Of Tennis New York on August 2016 in New York City. - Taste of Tennis New York - Arrivals

Heather Watson of Britain returns a shot to Jamie Lee Hampton of the United States during a second round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Heather Watson of Britain returns a shot to Jamie Lee Hampton of the United States during a second round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Wednesday, June (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Heather Watson defeats Chang Kai-chen to win Japan Open

Heather Watson has become the first British woman to win a WTA singles title since 1988 after beating Chang Kai-chen in the Japan Open final.

Heather Watson Photos - Heather Watson of Great Britain in action during a practice session prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2016 in London, England. - Previews: The Championships - Wimbledon 2016

Heather Watson Photos Photos: Previews: The Championships - Wimbledon 2016

Heather Watson Photos - Heather Watson of Great Britain in action during a practice session prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2016 in London, England. - Previews: The Championships - Wimbledon 2016

Heather Watson playing mini tennis in Paragon Sports

10 minutes with Heather Watson.

Result: Johanna Konta progresses at Australian Open, Heather Watson, Kyle Edmund out #AustralianOpen #Tennis

British number one Johanna Konta reaches the semi-finals of the Nottingham Open with a straight-sets win over Ashleigh Barty.

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