Heather Watson is loving every minute of the French Open after reaching the second round of the tournament for the second successive year.
The 20-year-old was forced to come through qualifying but showed that she fully deserves to be playing at Roland Garros as she secured a 6-2 6-4 win over Russian Elena Vesnina.
"I'm very happy. I haven't had the best year so far. Then suddenly in Miami I started to play a lot better and got my two biggest wins (over Sorana Cirstea and Lucie Safarova)," said Watson.
"So I've just carried on working hard. I knew I had a lot of points here to defend, but I just didn't want to focus on that, just take each round at a time. That's what I've done. I've ended up playing really well.
"I absolutely love the courts here. I think they really suit my game. The atmosphere is always great, and I always seem to have quite a bit of support here."
Watson will now play Julia Goerges in the second round in what will be a tough test against the 25th seed. However, the youngster feels she can give a good account of herself and could even achieve an upset.
"The past few years she's really climbed the rankings and done very well. But I've got nothing to lose. I'm going to go out there and play well and use that to my advantage, being the underdog, and just give it my best."
While it was good news for Watson, it was not such a good start for the other British players with Elena Baltacha, Laura Robson and Anne Keothavong all failing at the first hurdle.