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Result: Heather Watson qualifies for US Open

Result: Heather Watson qualifies for US Open
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Heather Watson earns a place in the main draw of the US Open with victory over fellow British representative Katie Swan in the final qualifying round.

Heather Watson has defeated Katie Swan in an all-British clash to qualify for the main draw of the US Open.

Watson has dropped outside of the world's top 100 after a disappointing year, but the 26-year-old has followed reaching the final of an ITF event by earning a place at Flushing Meadows.

The Guernsey-born player broke twice in the opening set - with Swan squandering three opportunities - and Watson took her momentum into the second.

Swan saved seven break points, but Watson still struck once and it proved enough to secure a 6-2 6-4 victory in one hour and 14 minutes.

Watson will now face Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in the opening round.

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