44 Facts About Heather Watson

1. Heather Watson set foot on the International Tennis Federation circuit in 2009 after competing for Bath $10,000 event but did not win a match.

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2. In 2012, the beautiful and talented Heather Watson became the first British woman to win a WTA singles title since 1988 when Sara Gomer attained the same feat.

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3. Heather Watson has won a Grand Slam Junior title at the 2009 US Open, three singles ITF titles and won gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.

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4. Heather Watson had to fight to get to that point after staging a come-from-behind victory over Caroline Garcia.

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5. Heather Watson is the last British woman in the main draw after she defeated Aleksandra Krunic in straight sets in the second round of play earlier this week.

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6. Heather Watson won the junior US Open in 2009, defeating Yana Buchina in straight sets.

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7. Heather Watson turned pro in 2010 and is currently ranked No 59 in the world.

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8. Heather Watson took Serena Williams to the brink on Friday afternoon.

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9. Heather Watson carried this form into US open qualifying where she won 3 successive matches to reach the main draw.

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10. Heather Watson began to show signs of form when she reached the final of an ITF event in Canada before losing to Misaki Doi.

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11. Heather Watson failed to make it past the first round at Nottingham and at Birmingham.

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12. At the French Open, Heather Watson failed to qualify, losing to Richel Hogenkamp in the third round of qualifying.

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13. Heather Watson represented Great Britain in Team GB at the 2016 Summer Olympics reaching round two in both singles and doubles and the quarterfinals in mixed doubles.

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14. At Wimbledon, Heather Watson beat former world No 5, Daniela Hantuchova, to make it into round 3 for just the second time in her career, guaranteeing her a pay day of £77,000.

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15. Heather Watson recorded her first top-ten win with a two set victory over Radwanska to move into the fourth round for the first time, where she fell to Carla Suarez Navarro in three sets.

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16. Heather Watson began 2010 with a wild card into the $25,000 ITF event in Sutton, where she made the quarterfinals.

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17. Heather Watson played her first senior tournament in March 2009—the $25k Jersey Open, but lost in the second round to Katie O'Brien.

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18. In 2011 Heather Watson used the Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour tennis racquet.

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19. Heather Watson lost in three consecutive first round matches during the grass court season, at Birmingham, Eastbourne and Wimbledon.

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20. In the Charleston Open, Heather Watson lost in the first round to Np.

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21. Heather Watson lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Yulia Putintseva.

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22. In Mexico at the Monterrey Open, Heather Watson beat Kirsten Flipkens in the final to win her third WTA title.

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23. Heather Watson started with an excellent run at the Hobart International where she won her second career WTA title.

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24. In the first round, Heather Watson defeated Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova in straight sets before falling to world No 4, Simona Halep, in the second round.

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25. Heather Watson was one of five British players aiming to qualify.

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26. Heather Watson was forced to miss Great Britain's Fed Cup play-off against Argentina after contracting glandular fever.

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27. In the first round Heather Watson comfortably defeated Timea Babos, setting up a second round meeting with Latvia Anastasija Sevastova.

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28. Heather Watson began the year in the top 50 and therefore qualified for the Australian Open.

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29. Heather Watson became the first Briton to win a WTA singles title since Sara Gomer in 1988.

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30. Heather Watson received automatic entry into the main draw of the US Open but was beaten in the first round by Li Na.

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31. Heather Watson won the doubles at the Stanford Classic, where she played with Marina Erakovic to beat Vania King and Jarmila Gajdosova in a second set tiebreak.

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32. Heather Watson won three rounds in qualifying for the French Open at Roland Garros in May 2012.

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33. On 22 June 2011, Heather Watson played Mathilde Johansson in her first round match in the Wimbledon Championships, winning the opening set before suffering an arm injury in the second set.

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34. Heather Watson continued her good form entering the grass court season when she beat 15th seed Chanelle Scheepers in the first round of the Aegon Classic.

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35. On 3 April 2011, Heather Watson won two matches to qualify for the Family Circle Cup, where she lost a close three-set match to Christina McHale in the first round.

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36. Heather Watson began the season by qualifying for the ASB Classic.

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37. Heather Watson met Italian Romina Oprandi in the first round and lost in three sets.

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38. Heather Watson defeated world No 48, Aleksandra Wozniak, in the first round.

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39. At the Aegon International in Eastbourne, Heather Watson qualified for the main draw by defeating Anna Smith, Tsvetana Pironkova and Bojana Jovanovski.

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40. Heather Watson ended the 2009 season with a world singles ranking of No 588.

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41. At the 2009 US Open, Heather Watson was seeded 11th for the girls' singles.

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42. Heather Watson started playing tennis at the age of seven, and at age twelve she went to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida.

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43. Heather Watson was born on Guernsey to Michelle and Ian Watson.

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44. In her junior career, Heather Watson won the US Open and gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.

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