Heather Watson has been in and around the WTA top 50 for many years. A Fed Cup stalwart, Watson has also represented Team GB at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. She is also Wimbledon mixed doubles champion, having won the title in 2016

As a Top 100 singles/Top 32 doubles player, Heather receives LTA Elite Support

scheduleLast updated 20/09/2021
GB RANKING
Great Britain 2
WORLD RANKING
58 1 arrow_drop_up
CAREER HIGH
38 19/01/2015
FED CUP TIES PLAYED
32

Get to know Heather

  • Place of birth: Guernsey
  • Lives: London
  • Trains: Bolletieri Academy, Florida 
  • Coach: Alex Ward
  • Favourite surface: Hard court
  • Favourite shot: Cross-court forehand
  • Likes: Fashion, shopping, meeting up with family and friends for a good walk along the beach. 
  • Family: Mum is Michelle, dad is Ian, brother is Adam and sisters are Stephanie and Juli.
GB RANKING
Great Britain 1
WORLD RANKING
114 2 arrow_drop_up
CAREER HIGH
39 25/02/2019
FED CUP TIES PLAYED
32

Get to know Heather

  • Place of birth: Guernsey
  • Lives: London
  • Trains: Bolletieri Academy, Florida 
  • Coach: Alex Ward
  • Favourite surface: Hard court
  • Favourite shot: Cross-court forehand
  • Likes: Fashion, shopping, meeting up with family and friends for a good walk along the beach. 
  • Family: Mum is Michelle, dad is Ian, brother is Adam and sisters are Stephanie and Juli.

2021 2021 addremove

Kick started her year in Abu Dhabi with a win over fellow brit Jodie Burrage. Reached second round at the Australian Open where she lost in three sets to 21st seed Kontavent. In April led the British Billie Jean King Cup team to success over Mexico. In May she lost her first round match at Roland Garros. In the build-up to Wimbledon reached the semi-finals of the Viking Classic Birmingham, and took World No.9 Iga Swiatek deep into a three-set match in Eastbourne.

In July, Heather became a three-time Olympian, representing Team GB in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

2020 2020 addremove

Reached the semi-final of the Hobart International, and lost in the second round to Elise Mertens at the Australian Open. Won one and lost one match in Great Britain’s defeat to Slovakia in the Fed Cup Qualifiers in Bratislava in February. Won the WTA International in Acapulco in late February, beating Leylah Fernandez in three sets in the final – a victory which saw her to return to the WTA Top 50 for the first time in four years. Made early exits in the U.S. Open and French Open but finished the season strongly by winning the Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis.

2019 2019 addremove

Won the ITF £60k in Fukuoka, Japan in May, beating Zarina Dyas in the final. Also won the doubles title in Fukuoka with Naomi Broady. Reached the singles quarter final and doubles final at the Surbiton Trophy. Lost in the first round in Nottingham and  Birmingham.

2018 2018 addremove

Doubles win with Tatjana Maria in Acapulco, reached R2 at French Open, progressed to doubles QFs of Nature Valley Classic with Katie Boulter.

2017 2017 addremove

Runner-up with Henri Kontinen at Wimbledon defending their 2016 title. In singles, finished season at no.74, in the Top 100 for the sixth time. SF at Eastbourne, QF at Monterrey and Luxembourg, R3 Wimbledon, R2 Australia, R1 US Open. 

Career Highlights Career Highlights addremove

Winning Wimbledon with doubles partner Henri Kontinen in 2016.

Junior Career Junior Career addremove

Started playing aged 7 and moved to Bolletieri Academy aged 12. Won the Junior US Open in 2009 and gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. Reached No.3 in the world on the ITF Junior Circuit.

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