Born on 19 May 1992 in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, England, Heather Miriam Watson is a British professional tennis player.
She is a former British No.1 who has nine career titles including a mixed-doubles title with Henri Kontinen at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
This feat made her the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since Jo Durie in 1991 and the first Brit to win a Wimbledon since 1987.
Watson won her first WTA Tour singles title at the Japan Open; earlier in her career as a junior, she won the U.S Open and gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.
At age twelve she went to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida; having started playing tennis at the age of seven. She turned professional in 2010.
Watson is right-handed and plays with a two-handed backhand. She uses the Babolat Pure Strike racquet.
Heather Watson Parents: Michelle Watson, Ian Watson
Michelle Watson and Ian Watson are the mother and father of Heather Watson.
Heather’s mother is originally from Papua New Guinea and her father Ian is British.
Ian was the managing director of Guernsey Electricity from 1995 to 2010.
The pair have four children including Heather and her siblings; Adam, Stephanie, and Julie Watson.