Heather Watson: British number two suffers first-round loss

Heather Watson
Heather Watson has won two of her five singles matches in 2016

British number two Heather Watson is out of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel after a 4-6 6-0 7-6 (7-1) first-round loss to American Christina McHale.

Watson, 23, was beaten on a tie-break in the third set in Acapulco, despite a stunning comeback in the second.

World number 83 Watson also lost in the first round of the Australian Open last month - her most recent tournament.

British number one Johanna Konta progressed and will face Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the next round.

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