Murray marches on but Watson's French Open dreams end

30 May 2014 / 10:29

Andy Murray was left toasting a job well done after he eased into the third round of the French Open, however Heather Watson saw her Paris adventure come to an end.

Reigning Wimbledon champion Murray breezed past Australian Marinko Matosevic in one hour and 54 minutes, winning the second round clash 6-3 6-1 6-3.

The 27-year-old, who is seeded seventh at Roland Garros, will now face 28th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in the last 32 after the German beat Denis Istomin.

"I returned very well in the second serve," said Murray. "I attacked it very well. My timing was there on both sides, forehand and backhand side on that shot. That was for me was the best part of my game.

"There were a couple games right at the beginning of the sets where I had opportunities to break. One very long deuce game. I had 0-40, and maybe it took me six or seven break points to get it.

"But I was just trying to make sure that my intensity was there every moment, especially at the beginning of the sets. I managed to get ahead early in all of them, and that helped."

Watson however saw her French Open hopes ended in the second round as she lost 6-2 6-4 to fourth seed Simona Halep.

However it is not all bad news for the 22-year-old as she will regain the British number one ranking from injured Laura Robson next month.

"She played well, but I didn't feel she was a total different level," said Watson, who revealed that she had been playing with a sprained ankle since last week.

"I felt she took advantage of a blip I had in the first set of not making many balls.

"That's what they do, the top players - they don't make any unforced errors. I know what I need to work on, but I also know that I'm not far off."

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