Heather Watson crashes out in first round yet again

Heather Watson lost 7-6 7-6 in the first round of the US Open in a disappointing display against Lauren Davis.

The British No 1 lost the first set in a tie-break after she had twice stopped the American from clinching it on serve.

Lauren Davis of the United States returns a shot to Heather Watson of Great Britain on day one of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Lauren Davis of the United States returns a shot to Heather Watson of Great Britain on day one of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports – Reuters

The 23-year-old then served for the second set at 5-4 but was broken after a poor service game, allowing the world No 84 to clinch victory in a second tie-break.

Watson eventually fell at the first hurdle for the fifth year in a row after Davies took a 6-0 lead in the second breaker and converted her first match point.