Heather Watson Player Profile

Heather Watson: Hopes to deliver on her promise in 2015

Heather Watson: Hopes to deliver on her promise in 2015

British No 1 Watson has made an encouraging start to 2015 as she embarks on what she hopes will be a breakthrough year.

After struggling with illness in 2013, Watson won just two main-draw matches in total at the four Grand Slams last year as she struggled to get back to her best.

As she tried to find her feet again, she made it through qualifying at the French Open before losing to eventual runner-up Simona Halep, while she pushed Angelique Kerber to three sets in the second round of Wimbledon.

There was further encouragement in the form of a run to the semi-finals of the WTA event in Eastbourne and an appearance in the last 16 of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

At the start of this year she defeated Sloane Stephens in impressive fashion at the Hobart International before going on to nwin the tournament, the second WTA title of her career.

She will look to build on that promise in Melbourne, where she reached the third round two years ago.

Watson has a good all-round game and displays brilliant timing and touch when on form.

Heather Watson

  • Nationality: GBR
  • Date Of Birth: May 19, 1992
  • Became Pro: 2010
  • Height: 1.7 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
06/04/15 D Vekic WTA Tour Family Circle Cup R1 Lost 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
28/03/15 A Kerber WTA Miami Open presented by Itau R2 Lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
25/03/15 E Rodina WTA Miami Open presented by Itau R1 Won 6-3, 1-6, 5-7
17/03/15 C Suarez-Navarro WTA BNP Paribas Open R4 Lost 6-75, 6-3, 1-6
15/03/15 A Radwanska WTA BNP Paribas Open R3 Won 4-6, 4-6
13/03/15 C Giorgi WTA BNP Paribas Open R2 Won 7-5, 7-5
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