Champ Watson falls at first hurdle

TENNIS: British No2 Heather Watson’s defence of her Japan Open title ended in round one yesterday, following a straight sets defeat to Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig. Watson, who has suffered with leg and back injuries this year, as well as glandular fever, lost 6-4, 6-4 to world No48 Puig, who reached the last-16 at Wimbledon earlier this year.