Result: Heather Watson through at French Open

Heather Watson of Great Britain returns a shot to Simona Halep of Romania during their women's singles first round match on Day Two of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2013
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Heather Watson is into round two of the French Open thanks to a 6-3 6-4 victory over Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova.

Heather Watson has reached the second round of the French Open thanks to a straight-sets victory over Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova.

Watson started the contest positively and was rewarded with an early break before the Czech broke back. However, a second break for Watson allowed the Brit to serve it out 6-3.

Both players exchanged breaks early in the second, but the 22-year-old broke again before holding her nerve to progress 6-3 6-4.

Watson's reward for beating Zahlavova-Strycova is an encounter with Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep.

Halep eased into the second round earlier on Tuesday with a 6-0 6-2 rout of Alisa Kleybanova.

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