Watson reaches French Open main draw

Heather Watson reached the main draw of the French Open for the second year in a row after a dominant performance in her final qualifier.

Eurosport

Heather Watson reached the main draw of the French Open for the second year in a row after a dominant performance in her final qualifier.

British number three Watson, 20, hammered Anna Floris 6-0 6-1 in Paris. The Italian was never a match for her opponent.

Last year Watson became the first British woman in 28 years to make it through qualifying at Roland Garros.

She then became the first to reach the second round since 1994 by beating Stephanie Foretz Gacon.

British number four Laura Robson will vie for a place alongside her compatriot in her final qualifying match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic later on Friday.

Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong, British No.1 and 2 respectively, have gained automatic entry to the main draw.

View comments (0)