Heather Watson
Watson benefited from rain delay in her fightback against GibbsGetty

Heather Watson has progressed to the second round of the French Open after victory over Nicole Gibbs.

Watson looked to be heading towards an early exit with Gibbs leading in the third set before a rain delay gave her the chance to regroup. The Briton emerged after the break and broke the American twice, winning games on the bounce to complete a remarkable recovery.

The 24-year-old will be joined in the second round by fellow Brit Kyle Edmund, who saw off Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 6-7 7-5 6-1. Edmund, who helped Great Britain to Davis Cup success last year, faces a difficult challenge in his second round match against either John Isner or John Millman.

Andy Murray's Roland Garros campaign hangs in the balance after his opening round match with Radek Stepanek was suspended due to bad light with the British no. 1 trailing. A late start due to rainy conditions in Paris saw Murray fall two sets behind to the 37-year-old Czech, before storming back in the third. The match was called off with Stepanek leading 6-3 6-3 0-6 2-4. The match is scheduled to resume at 11.30am [BST].

Elsewhere, Naomi Broady made her Roland Garros debut against Coco Vandeweghe but fell to a 6-4 3-6 6-3 defeat to the American.

Johanna Konta, Laura Robson and Aljaz Bedene all begin their campaigns on Tuesday.