Johanna Konta and Heather Watson win at Monterrey Open

Heather Watson
Watson has won two WTA Tour titles but has dropped to 84th in the world

British duo Johanna Konta and Heather Watson are through to the second round of the Monterrey Open in Mexico.

Konta, the British number one, beat Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino 6-3 6-3, while Watson saw off Japan's Misaki Doi 6-4 6-7 (0-7) 6-3.

Australian Open semi-finalist Konta will play either Belgian Yanina Wickmayer or Johanna Larsson of Sweden.

Watson, who has fallen to 84th in the world, faces either Hungarian Timea Babos or Slovenia's Polona Hercog.

Fourth seed Konta, 24, broke once as she took the opening set in 32 minutes.

After dropping serve immediately after breaking in the second, she reeled off four of the next five games to seal her place in the next round.

"It was a tough match, the conditions changed within the match itself," Konta told the TWA website. "There's not much I can do about the wind, so it would be silly for it to bother me.

"It's an external thing, so you've just got to deal with it."

Watson, 23, was 2-0 down in the deciding set but broke Doi twice to advance after two hours and 47 minutes.

In Kuala Lumpur, British number three Naomi Broady beat Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-3 3-6 6-3.

Naomi Broady
Broady reached a career-high ranking of 93 in the world last month

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