Watson celebrates qualifying win

Heather Watson joined Andy Murray and James Ward in the main draw at the French Open with a crushing victory over Anett Kontaveit in the final round of qualifying.

Heather Watson
Heather Watson

The British number two, who had qualified at Roland Garros on two previous occasions, needed just 48 minutes to defeat 18-year-old Estonian Kontaveit 6-1 6-1.

Watson has continued her winning streak in Paris after collecting her second title of the season in Prague last weekend.

The victory completed an excellent qualifying tournament for British players at a place where success has been scarce.

On Friday, Ward became the first British man in 41 years to qualify at Roland Garros, while Johanna Konta fell in the final round.