Heather Watson reaches main draw for French Open


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Britain's Heather Watson qualified for the main draw at the French Open for the second successive year in emphatic style this morning.

The 20-year-old from Guernsey has not dropped a set in three matches at Roland Garros and she brushed aside Italy's Anna Floris 6-0 6-1.

Watson, whose year has been disrupted by niggling injuries, reeled off the first nine games and, although Floris finally got on the board, the British player immediately picked up her rhythm again and raced through the final three games, sealing victory with an ace.

Watson, ranked 109th, became the first British woman for 28 years to qualify here last year before going on to reach the second round - ending another long wait since Clare Wood's first-round win in 1994.