Heather Watson beats Kateryna Bondarenko in the Nuremberg Cup

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Heather Watson ended her eight-match losing streak just in time for the start of the French Open.

Watson's last win came in the quarter-finals of January's Hobart International and a run of eight straight defeats came to an end by beating Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7/3) to reach the second round of the Nuremberg Cup.

Ranked number 86 in the world, Watson ended her win drought to take some form into the French Open which starts on Sunday.

Watson will now face Hungarian qualifier Fanny Stollar who beat fourth seed Shuai Zhang 6-2 6-2.

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