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Traversing the silk market in Asia isn't an easy task, as Heather Watson and Nicole Gibbs found out the hard way. The Brit was trying to purchase a "Chanel" purse from a vendor, and bargaining hard for the right price.

"I bought this same bag last year and it broke in a year," Watson says, after being shocked that the price is around $600.

After both bargaining parties refuse to budge, the saleswoman laments, "You make mistake, my dear."

It made for a pretty funny exchange. Things didn't go Watson's way this time, but at least her skills are being perfected with quality practice. 

Gibbs and Watson actually just faced off on the court in the qualifying of Beijing, but Gibbs is now headed to Hong Kong for the WTA International event.