Britain´s Heather Watson scores first win in over two months in France

Tennis - Top seeds Wickmayer and Oprandi beaten in opening round

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Britain´s Heather Watson scores first win in over two months in France

Tennis - British youngster Heather Watson has made a winning comeback from her latest injury troubles. The British no. 3 player scored a 6-4, 7-6 win over Giulia Gatto-Monticone at the ITF event in Cagnes-sur-Mer on Tuesday.This was her first tournament in two months due to a shoulder injury.

Watson is now ranked no. 122 in the world but has been as high as the top 40 before health and injury concerns began to plague her last season. The top two seeds - Yanina Wickmayer and Romina Oprandi - were both knocked out in the first round.

First Round Results - Richel HOGENKAMP (NED) 6-3 6-0 Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL) [1]
Kiki BERTENS (NED) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-2 Fiona FERRO (FRA)
Heather WATSON (GBR) 6-4 7-6(6) Giulia GATTO-MONTICONE (ITA)
Claire FEUERSTEIN (FRA) 6-4 6-2 Daniela SEGUEL (CHI)
Johanna LARSSON (SWE) [4] 6-1 6-0 Mandy MINELLA (LUX)
Tamira PASZEK (AUT) 6-2 6-2 Irina RAMIALISON (FRA)
Johanna KONTA (GBR) 6-2 6-1 Myrtille GEORGES (FRA)
Sachia VICKERY (USA) 7-5 6-3 Estrella CABEZA-CANDELA (ESP) [6]
Alexandra PANOVA (RUS) 1-6 7-6(4) 6-2 Ashleigh BARTY (AUS)
Aleksandra WOZNIAK (CAN) 6-4 7-5 Maria IRIGOYEN (ARG)
Timea BACSINSZKY (SUI) 6-2 3-0 Retired Zarina DIYAS (KAZ) [3]
Maryna ZANEVSKA (UKR) 6-2 3-6 6-2 Magda LINETTE (POL) [7]
Sofia ARVIDSSON (SWE) 2-6 6-3 7-5 Pauline PARMENTIER (FRA)
Mirjana LUCIC-BARONI (CRO) 7-6(4) 7-6(5) Alize LIM (FRA)
Mathilde JOHANSSON (FRA) 6-0 3-2 Retired Romina OPRANDI (SUI) [2]

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