Heather Watson

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Heather Miriam Watson (born 19 May 1992) is a British professional tennis player and a Wimbledon mixed doubles champion. She is a former British No. 1 and current British No. 2 behind Johanna Konta.

She won the Mixed Doubles title at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships with Henri Kontinen.

In October 2012, Watson won her first WTA singles title at the Japan Open, becoming the first British female to win a WTA singles title since Sara Gomer in 1988.

In her junior career, Watson won the US Open and gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. She reached No. 3 in the world on the ITF Junior Circuit.

Heather Watson was born on Guernsey to Michelle and Ian Watson. Her mother is from Papua New Guinea and her father is British, the managing director of Guernsey Electricity from 1995 until retirement in 2010. She has one brother and two sisters. Heather Watson started playing tennis at the age of seven, and at age twelve she went to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida.

In 2006, Watson won the British Under-14 Championship. The following year she won the British Under-16 Championship, and reached the semifinals of the British Under-18 Championship. She lost in the Under-18 semifinals again in 2008 to eventual winner Tara Moore. In October, Watson travelled to Pune in India to compete at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. There she won the gold medal, winning the final against Kyra Shroff. Mother Michelle left her job in 2008 to travel full-time with her daughter around the World Junior Circuit.

This page was last edited on 11 June 2018, at 18:12 (UTC).
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