Konta and Watson both win in Mexico

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 quarter-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.

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

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