Heather Watson is a British tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of No.38 which she reached in 2015. She plays both women’s singles and women’s doubles. In doubles, she has made it to the quarterfinals of the 2018 Wimbledon tournament. She also has a mixed doubles Grand Slam title, won in 2016 at Wimbledon.

Player Profile

Heather Miriam Watson was born on May 19, 1992, in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey in the United Kingdom. She stands 170 cm tall and she is a right-hander player using a two-handed backhand. She started playing tennis when she was seven years old.

Height / weight 1.7 m / 64 kg
Born 19 May 1992
Nationality Guernsey Guernsey
Playing Style Right Handed

At age 12, she began attending the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, the United States. She turned pro in 2010 and has since then earned $4,996,307 in prize money.

Career

As a junior player, she won the US Open girl’s singles in 2009 She also made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Girls’ singles that year. As a doubles player, paired with Timea Babos, she made it to the finals of the French Open girls’ doubles.

Watson made her Grand Slam singles debut in 2010 when she was in the opening round of Wimbledon. The following year, she was in three of the Grand Slams as a singles player, aside from the Australian Open. As a doubles player, she made it to the second round of Wimbledon.

As a mixed doubles player, she consistently appeared in Wimbledon. Her best finish was the win at the 2016 tournament. She was paired with Henri Kontinen at the time. In 2016, she and Kontinen were defending champions but they ended up losing to Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis.

In 2018, she reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon women’s doubles. Watson continues to play in Grand Slams. Her latest appearance was at the Grass Courts in London where she made it to the fourth round of the women’s singles.

Career Record

Singles

  • Highest Singles Ranking: 38 (January19, 2015)
  • Current Singles Ranking: 119 (July25, 2022)

Best Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open - 3R (2013)
  • French Open - 2R (2011, 2012, 2014,2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Wimbledon - 4R (2022)
  • US Open - 1R (2011, 2012, 2013,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020,2021)

Other Singles Tournaments

  • Olympic Games - 2R (2012, 2016)

Doubles

  • Highest Doubles Ranking: 39(February 25, 2019)
  • Current Doubles Ranking: 140 (July25, 2022)

Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open - 3R (2021)
  • French Open - 2R (2018, 2022)
  • Wimbledon - QF (2018)
  • US Open - 2R (2016)

Other Doubles Tournaments

  • Olympic Games - 2R (2016)

Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances

  • French Open - 1R (2013)
  • Wimbledon - W (2016)
  • US Open - 1R (2017)

Other Mixed Doubles Tournaments

  • Olympic Games - QF (2016)

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