Result: Heather Watson crashes out of Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

Heather Watson of Great Britain walks off after losing her first round match against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during day one of the 2014 Australian Open on January 13, 2014
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British number one Heather Watson loses in straight sets to Sara Errani in the first round of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.

British number one Heather Watson has crashed out of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in the first round in a straight-sets loss to number 11 seed Sara Errani.

The first set proved to be an even contest as Watson matched the Italian stroke for stroke until the 27-year-old powered ahead to take the set 7-5.

Watson responded in the second set as she raced out into a 4-0 lead but Errani soon rallied and won the next six games, breaking the 22-year-old three times, to claim the set 6-4 to secure her place in the second round of the competition.

Errani faces Alison Riske in the next round of the tournament.

Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates beating Britain's Heather Watson during their women's singles second round match on day four of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 26, 2014
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