Heather Watson beats Samantha Crawford in straight-sets at Wuhan Open second qualifying round


After defeating Chang Liu earlier on Saturday, British number two Heather Watson marched on to beat Crawford 7-6(3) 6-2 with one qualifier remaining.
The 24-year-old, who is competing for the first time since losing in the first round of the US Open, suffered an early wobble when her American opponent broke serve at the start of the first set.

Watson eventually broke back before forcing a tie-break, which she sealed 7-3, and the Brit went from strength to strength as she completed the second set in 26 minutes.