Result: Heather Watson knocked out by Simona Halep in French Open second round

Heather Watson gets knocked out of the French Open by Simona Halep in the second round in Paris.

Heather Watson's hopes of progressing in the French Open were dashed following a 6-2 6-4 defeat to Simona Halep in Paris.

Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after winning her French tennis Open second round match against Great Britain's Heather Watson at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 29, 2014© Getty Images

The British hopeful relinquished a break point in the second game of the first set, which proved detrimental as she lost her serve in the following game.

Watson was able to break back instantly, but the momentum was short-lived as Halep grabbed two successive breaks to push on and grab a one-set lead.

It was a poor start for Watson in the second set as she lost her opening service game, which returned to deuce four times before Halep took the point.

The Brit responded with a break of her own, but Halep immediately responded to take a 2-1 lead, which allowed her to dominate the remainder of the set and win the match.

Simona Halep celebrates victory over Ana Ivanovic in their quarter final Madrid Masters match on May 9, 2014
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