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Watson wins Indian Wells opener

Heather Watson progressed through the first round of qualifying for the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-sets victory over Virginie Razzano.

The 21-year-old, who was given a qualifying wild card, claimed a 6-1 6-4 win over her French opponent, who was seeded seventh in qualifying.

The British number three, who won four of her 10 break points in the match, sealed victory in one hour 16 minutes at Indian Wells to set up a second-round qualifier with either Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva or Teliana Periera of Brazil.