Japan Women's Open: Heather Watson ends losing run

Heather Watson
Heather Watson won her only WTA title in Osaka in 2012

British number one Heather Watson beat Jovana Jaksic in the first round of the Japan Women's Open to end a run of defeats.

Watson prevailed 3-6 6-4 6-2 against the Serb world number 102.

Watson, ranked 46, had lost in the first round of her last four tournaments.

The 22-year-old, who won her only WTA title at the Osaka tournament in 2012, will face Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva in round two.

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