Heather Watson Biography
Heather Watson (born as Heather Miriam Watson) is a British professional tennis player and a Wimbledon mixed doubles champion. She is a former British No. 1 and current British No. 3. 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 woman 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.
She was born on 19th of May 1992 in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey. Daughter of Papua New Guinean and Ian Watson, Heather has three siblings; two sisters and one brother. She discovered her passion very early and began playing tennis at age seven.
By age 12, she was admitted in the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy located in Florida. She graduated through Pendleton High School in 2009.
Heather Watson, running in her early twenties is more focused about her career than dating anyone. As she is still very young and has lots more to do in her field, she has all the time in the world to find her Prince Charmin or get married.
In the year 2006, Heather Watson tennis career took off as she earned the British Under-14 Championship. The following year, she as well grabbed the British Under-16 Championship and became semi-finalist of the British Under-18 Championship. She took a big stride in March 2009.
She played the very first senior tournament at the Jersey Open. However, she has to return home in the second round as she lost with another superb player Katie O’Brien.
At Frinton $10000 tournament, she experienced one of the prime moment of her life. She won her first ever senior title after beating Anna Fitzpatrick. She seeded eleventh for the girl’s single at the 2009 US Open. She won against Yana Buchina in the finale.
At 2009 French Open Heather along with her partner reached the finale of girl’s double, however, the duo of Heather Watson and Timea Babos were beaten by Elena Bogdan and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.
At the Australian girl’s doubles, she along with Yana Buchina became the seventh seed and at the U.S. girl’s doubles, they were sixth seed but the duo returned home after 1st round at both competitions. At Wimbledon Heather teamed up along with Magda Linette, however, could not make it to the final.
Heather first started competing on the International Tennis Federation circuit in 2009 after entering the qualifying competition for Bath $10000 event, however, could not win a match.
She entered Jersey $25,000 event. Beaten in several games, she ended up at number 5888 in 2009 season. She started the year 2010 as a wild card into Sutton $25,000 ITF event.
She ended up as a quarterfinalist. In April 2010, she again became quarterfinalist of Mississippi $25,000 ITF. Following this Heather qualified for the Charleston’s WTA event.
She started the year 2011 by qualifying and reaching quarterfinals of the 2011 ASB Classic. The same year, she entered the 2011 Australian Open. Heather lost to Evgeniya Rodina in the quarterfinal of 2011 Cellular South Cup. She won the title for the first time ever in the 2011 French Open after beating Stefanie Voegele.
In the year 2012, Heather Watson participated in 2012 Australian Open, French Open, Stanford Classic, Mercury Insurance Open, 2012 Summer Olympics, Texas Open, 2012 Bell Challenge, 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open, 2012 HP Open. The same year she was chosen for the GB Federation Cup Team.
She as well became first British female player since 2002 to compete in the 3rd round of Wimbledon. She began 2013 by qualifying for 2013 Australian Open and for the first time, she reached in the second round. She was the 8th seed in the 2013 PTT Pattaya Open.
Due to glandular fever, she missed Great Britain’s Fed Cup challenge against Argentina. At the 2014 Dow Corning Tennis Classic, she defeated Ksenia Pervak in the finale to claim her crown and grabbed her 4th ITF title. She eventually qualified for the 2012 Western & Southern Open.
While not touring around the globe for the tournaments, she loves listening to music, swim, art, and dance. Besides, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family and has a traditional British dinner.
She follows Beyonce and Serena Williams for her style. Currently, she is using Dunlop rackets. Her fans and followers may join her on her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Though not much has been written about her personal life, her fans can find her career details in Wikipedia.
Heather Watson Age
Heather Miriam Watson was born on May 19, 1992, in Saint Peter Port. She was born to Michelle and Ian Watson. Her mom is from Papua New Guinea and her father is British.
Her father worked as the managing director of Guernsey Electricity from 1995 until his retirement in 2010. She has one brother and two sisters.
Heather Watson began playing the sport of tennis at the young age of seven. At age twelve she went to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida to perfect her craft and skills.
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Heather Watson Family
Who Are Her Parents and Husband?
Heather’s father, Ian Watson began working for Guernsey Electricity in 1992 as a Financial Manager. He served as managing director of the electricity company from 1995 until 2010 when he went into retirement.
Her mother hails from Papua New Guinea and goes by the name, Michelle. In 1988, the interracial couple crossed paths while Ian was working in the Pacific nation’s capital, Port Moresby.
Both of them had both been previously married, giving Heather two sisters and one brother. From Heather’s stories, it is obvious that Ian and Michelle sacrificed a lot for their talented daughter to be where she is today.
Heather Watson Dating
To the best of our knowledge, Heather Watson is not married to anyone. But then, it is known that she is in a relationship with Lloyd Glasspool. Lloyd is also a British professional tennis player. Disregarding that, he’s famous at the younger brother of Parry Glasspool, the Hollyoaks actor.
Heather Watson Career
When Heather was 12 years old, she went to Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, the U.S. As a tennis player, she was an admirer of players like Serena but now we can see that she is performing better than her idol.
She won the British U-14 Championship in 2006. Later she also won the U-16 Championship too. She also reached the semi-finals of U-18 Championship but eventually, she lost in Semi-finals in 2008 to Tara Moore.
In 2008, Watson came to Pune, India, for Commonwealth Youth Games where she bagged the Gold Medal by winning against Kyra Shroff of India.
In March 2009, Heather Watson went for her first senior tournament, Jersey Open but eventually lost in the second round against Katie O’Brien. By leaving behind Laura Robson, Watson became the highest ranked British junior at the starting of the month of July.
At Frinton $10,000 tournament, Watson won her first senior title. She also bagged the position No. 756 at senior women rankings for the first time when she entered the senior tennis.
Watson tasted first big victory in 2009 U.S. Open. Watson also played in French Open Doubles of 2009 where she and her partner lost against Elena and Noppawan. In 2009, at Grand Slam finals (U.S. Open Championship), she won on a hard surface against Yana Buchina.
In 2009, Watson won her first ITF title by beating Anna Fitzpatrick and continued to play in ITF event for rest of the season and ended up by gaining the rank No. 588.
In the year 2010, she struggled a lot in ITF event as she didn’t manage to win any big match in the beginning but later she managed to defeat the former top 30 player, Sabine Lisicki. She also got the opportunity to represent Guernsey in Commonwealth Games (singles) but eventually, she lost.
In 2011, she showed her talent and skills in ASB classic, Australia Open, Cellular South Cup, Family Circle Cup, Estoril Open, and French Open but eventually she didn’t win any championship.
In 2012, she participated in Australia Open, GB Federation Cup, French Open, and Stanford Classic. She won her first WTA title in Doubles of Stanford Classic which she played with Marina Erakovic. In the year 2015 and 2016, she won her 2nd as well as her 3rd WTA titles.
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|Estimated Net Worth in 2019||$100K-1M (Approx.)|
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