Heather Watson believes she needs a break from tennis after her latest first-round defeat against Ayumi Morita at the Sony Open in Miami.
Watson was also beaten in her opening game at Indian Wells earlier this month and admitted she felt 'burnt out' following the 6-1 5-7 4-6 defeat against her Japanese opponent.
The 20-year-old has not won a match since climbing to a career-high 39 in the world rankings at the end of February and now intends to get some much needed rest.
"This year I've been going a bit too long so I'm a bit burnt out," Watson said. "I've been thinking about it for a while now and I'm definitely going to take a break from tennis."