Heather Watson loses to Alize Cornet in Washington

British number two Heather Watson went out of the Citi Open in Washington with a straight-sets defeat by French fourth seed Alize Cornet.

Watson, ranked 45 places lower than Cornet at 76 in the world,  lost 6-4 6-4 in the second round.

The 21-year-old Briton has been working with American Chip Brooks in Washington after recently splitting with coach Mauricio Hadad.

Watson is still in the doubles with Anna Tatishvili of Georgia.