Heather Watson loses in French Open to Svetlana Kuznetsova

Heather Watson
Heather Watson has yet to progress past the third round at a Grand Slam
French Open
Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 22 May to 5 June
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Heather Watson lost 6-1 6-3 to 13th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova as Britain's interest in the French Open women's singles ended in the second round.

Watson's serve was broken four times as the world number 56 lost the first set in 30 minutes to the 2009 champion.

Watson, 24, who has not made the third round in Paris in six attempts, tested the Russian in a closer second set.

"She was just better than me today. I tried to stick with her but a few points made the difference," she said.

"I think she also tactically played me smart. I didn't get chances to run around and hit my forehand."

British number one Johanna Konta, Laura Robson and Naomi Broady all lost in the first round at Roland Garros.

Andy Murray progressed after a five-set epic against French wildcard Mathias Bourgue, winning 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3, but fellow Brit Kyle Edmund went out in straight sets against American John Isna.

Aljaz Bedene is the only other Briton remaining and he plays his second-round match against Pablo Carreno Busta on Thursday.

Elsewhere in the women's singles, second seed Agnieszka Radwanska won 6-2 6-4 in her second-round match against France's Caroline Garcia.

Romania's 2014 French Open finalist Simona Halep fought back from 4-1 down in the first set to beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-6 (7-5) 6-2.

Czech 10th seed Petra Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon champion, progressed with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei and Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza defeated French wildcard Myrtille Georges 6-2 6-0.

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