Facts About Heather Watson
|Celebrated Name||Heather Watson|
|Age||31 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Heather Miriam Watson|
|Place Of Birth||Saint Peter Port|
|School||Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy|
|High School||Pendleton High School|
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Tennis Player|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Dress Size||4 US|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Heather Watson is a Guernsey-born British professional tennis player and former British No. 1 who has won nine titles over her career. She is also known for winning the mixed doubles title at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships with Henri Kontinen. Doing so, she became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since Jo Durie in 1991. Also, she is the first to win a Wimbledon title since Durie in 1987. She won her first WTA Tour singles title at the Japan Open in October 2012, becoming the first British woman to win a WTA singles title since Sara Gomer in 1988. She won the US Open and gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in her junior career.
What is Heather Watson Famous For?
- Being a professional tennis player,
- Being the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since Jo Durie in 1991.
- Being the first to win a Wimbledon title since Durie in 1987.
Who are Heather Watson Parents?
Heather Watson took birth with the born name of Heather Miriam Watson on 19th May 1992. She is from Saint Peter Port, Guernsey. Her nationality is British and her ethnicity is Mixed. Her mother, Michelle is from Papua New Guinea and her father, Ian is a native of Manchester, England. From 1995 until his retirement in 2010, her father worked as the managing director of Guernsey Electricity. She has three siblings; one brother and two sisters. Taurus is her zodiac sign and her religion is Christian. She celebrated her 30th birthday as of 2022. She attended Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida at the age of 12. In 2009, she graduated from Pendleton High School.
Heather Watson Career Timeline
- She started playing tennis at the age of seven, and at age twelve she went to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida.
- She won the British Under-14 Championship in 2006 and won the British Under-16 Championship in 2007.
- She then won the gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.
- She achieved her first senior women's world ranking on 27 July 2009, entering at No. 756.
- She won her first senior title at the Frinton $10K tournament.
- She won the 2009 US Open junior against Yana Buchina.
- She ended the 2009 season with a world singles ranking of No. 588.
- She began 2010 with a wildcard into the $25K event in Sutton, London, where she made the quarterfinals but lost to Beatrice Capra.
- In 2011, she qualified for the French Open and reached the second round of the competition where she lost to Kaia Kanepi.
- On 29 August 2011, in the first round of the US Open, Watson lost in three sets to former champion Maria Sharapova.
- She suffered an ankle sprain at the beginning of the 2012 season.
- She won three rounds in qualifying for the French Open at Roland Garros in May 2012 but later she lost to Julia Gorges.
- At the Stanford Classic, Watson lost in the second round to world No. 37, Yanina Wickmayer.
- She received an ITF wildcard into the singles tournament at the London Olympics. She lost to Maria Kirilenko.
- Her next tournament was the Texas Open where in the singles she lost to Yanina Wickmayer in the first round.
- She made a WTA Tour singles final for the first time in her career at the HP Open where she beat Polona Hercog, sixth seed Anabel Medina Garrigues, Pauline Parmentier, and Misaki Doi. She then won the title for the first time in her career, at the same time overtaking compatriot Laura Robson as the British No. 1 becoming the first Briton to win a WTA singles title since Sara Gomer in 1988.
- At the end of the 2012 season, she was ranked 50th in women's singles.
- In 2013, she managed to reach the third round of the Australian Open but later, she lost to Agnieszka Radwańska.
- She proceeded to compete at the second-tier ITF Midland Classic in 2014 where she won in straight sets with Anna Tatishvili, Sofia Arvidsson, and Olga Govortsova to advance to the final, where she defeated Ksenia Pervak to win her fourth ITF title.
- She won her third WTA doubles title at the Baku Cup, partnering with Alexandra Panova.
- She next won her second career WTA title at the 2015 Hobart International.
- Australian Open 2015 saw her lose against Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round of the competition.
- She lost to former Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur at the Hong Kong Open.
- She represented her nation at the Hopman Cup with Andy Murray.
- At the Australian Open, she was narrowly beaten in the first round by Tímea Babos.
- At Wimbledon, Watson lost in the first round to Annika Beck.
- She represented Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
- At the US Open, Watson lost to qualifier and world No. 165, Richèl Hogenkamp.
- By the season's end, Watson was ranked world No. 77.
- She partnered with Daniel Evans at the Hopman Cut at the beginning of the 2017 season.
- She was the Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2017 winner of the Fed Cup Heart Award, which is awarded for commitment to their player's team and the Fed Cup competition.
- At the French Open, Watson failed to qualify, losing to Richèl Hogenkamp in the third round of qualifying.
- She lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Yulia Putintseva in 2018.
- In late May, Watson defeated Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round of the Nuremberg Cup but lost to Fanny Stollar.
- She next lost in three consecutive first-round matches during the grass-court season, at Birmingham, Eastbourne, and Wimbledon.
- She lost to Kontaveit in straight sets in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships.
- In February 2020, she played at the Mexican Open in Acapulco, winning her fourth career WTA singles title.
- Similarly, she won the Battle of the Brits Premier League women's event, held in December 2020.
- She had a poor performance at the Grand Slam 2021 events, losing in the second round of the Australian Open to 21st seed Anett Kontaveit.
- She ended the season ranked 73.
- She started off-season at the Adelaide International 1 2022 where she lost in the first round to an in-form Alja Tomjlanovic.
- She went to play qualifying in Dubai. There, she lost to Marina Melnikova in two sets.
- She started her clay court season and played at Charleston next where she lost to Claire Liu.
- At the French Open 2022, she lost to Viktoria Golubic following a hamstring injury.
- In her 12th attempt, Watson finally reached the fourth round at Wimbledon defeating Kaja Juvan.
Who is Heather Watson Boyfriend?
Heather Watson is unmarried and she is still to get married yet but she is currently in a happy relationship with her boyfriend whose name goes by Courtney Duffus. By profession, Duffus is an Irish footballer. The couple has been dating since late 2019. The couple first met in a restaurant during the summer of 2019. They are enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. They are planning to get engaged and marry soon. Her sexual orientation is straight.
Previously, she dated tennis player Lloyd Glasspool (2016-2018), Phil Stephens (2015).
How much is Heather Watson Net Worth?
Heather Watson is a professional tennis player whose net worth is estimated to have $8 Million as of 2022. She had participated in the $25K Jersey Open 2009, the Frinton $10K tournament, the $10K event in Bath, Somerset, the $10K grass-court tournament in Felixstowe, $50K in Barnstaple, the $100K Miland event, the $25K events each in London, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Wrexham, at the 2010 $75K tournament in Shrewsbury and the 2014 $100K event at the Sparta Prague Open. She has made the prize money of US$ 4,723,091 till now. She has also been reported of owning a house near the All England Club. Her main source of income comes from her tennis career. Previously, she had sponsorship deals with brands like Benefits Cosmetics and Statoil (an international oil company). She has been seen promoting the footwear manufacturing company, New Balance. She has also been pictured around luxury cars. Today, she is living a lavish lifestyle from her earnings.
How tall is Heather Watson?
Heather Watson is a beautiful lady with a standing height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. Her well-maintained body weight consists of 64 KG. Her shoe size is 8 US and her dress size is 4 US. She has brown eyes and her hair color is dark brown. Her body type is athletic. She frequently does exercise to keep herself fit and fine. She has got a healthy body and she is very conscious about her food intake.
Trivias About Heather Watson You Need To Know.
- She is from Guernsey
- She is the top-ranked British woman in the WTA rankings in July 2012.
- In 2012, she won her first WTA singles title at the Japan Open.
- She began playing tennis at age 7.
- Her parents are Ian and Michelle Watson.