Result: Heather Watson crashes out of Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

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
Read Next:
Kerber: 'I have nothing to lose'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account