French Open: Heather Watson earns Paris qualifying win

French Open

Venue:
Roland Garros, Paris
Date:
22 May-June 5
Coverage:
Live on BBC Red Button/online (UK only) & text commentary (#bbctennis) on BBC Sport website from 1000 BST; daily highlights programme on BBC Two; updates & commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live/5 live sports extra
Heather Watson in action
British number three Heather Watson is ranked 119 in the world

Heather Watson made a winning start in her quest to reach the French Open, earning a straight sets victory in the first round of qualifying in Paris.

The British number three - seeded sixth for pre-tournament qualifying - beat Romania's Ioana Raluca Olaru 6-3 6-0 in 77 minutes on Court 11.

Watson must win two more matches to make the full draw alongside Britain's Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong.

The 18-year-old will face Australia's Sally Peers in the second round.