Watson crashes out in DC

ESPN staff
August 1, 2013
Heather Watson was no match for Alize Cornet in Washington DC © Getty Images

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

World No. 76 Watson, ranked 45 places lower than Cornet, lost 6-4 6-4 in just 96 minutes in the second round.

Watson, 21, was broken once in each set and Cornet booked her place in the last eight with her first match point.

The Briton, who has been working with American Chip Brooks in Washington after recently splitting with coach Mauricio Hadad, is still in the doubles with Anna Tatishvili of Georgia.

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