Heather Watson secured the first British win at the 2012 French Open after a straight sets victory over Elena Vesnina.

The British No.3, who entered the main draw at Roland Garros as a qualifier, cruised into the second round with a masterful display against the world No.79.

Watson will now face the hugely talented German Julia Goerges who beat Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic in similarly emphatic style in straight sets.

Heather Watson
Watson is into the second round.

"I've been playing very well in practice and I thought to myself I'd just bring what I'm doing in practice," Watson said.

"I love it here, I love playing so I thought I'd just take advantage of it and do the best I can. I was very relaxed, I qualified and won a round last year and I remember in my first match I let the nerves get to me a bit. I've grown as a person since then and was able to control the nerves better."

On second round opponent Goerges, she said: "I know her quite well and seen her play quite a bit. "I know she's a hard hitter. I've nothing to lose and I'm looking forward to it."

The 20-year-old will be hoping to achieve her best ever grand slam showing with a win in the second round, having gone beyond the first round for the first time at last year's French Open with victory over Stéphanie Foretz Gacon.

Watson becomes the first British player to reach the second round with Elena Baltacha and Laura Robon having been knocked out during the opening two days.

Anne Keothavong joins the pair in crashing out in the opening round after being humbled in straight sets by Melinda Czink, ranked 35 places below her in the world rankings.

It took the accomplished Hungarian just 23 minutes to claim the first set 6-1, racking off five successive games at the top of the match.

Keothavong, who is without a win in the main draw at Roland Garros, gained a temporary foothold in the second set, winning the opening game before being broken twice on the way to being overwhelmed 6-2.