Johanna Konta and Heather Watson win at Hong Kong Open

Heather Watson

Watson is currently ranked 75th in the world

Britons Johanna Konta and Heather Watson have progressed to the second round of the Hong Kong Open.

British number one Konta, 25, beat compatriot Naomi Broady 6-2 6-2 in one hour and 19 minutes, setting up a tie with Wang Qiang of China.

Watson beat Marina Erakovic, 44 places below her in the rankings, 7-5 7-6 (11-9) at Victoria Park Tennis Stadium.

The 24-year-old will next play former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, who earlier beat Saisai Zheng of China.

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