Heather Watson is a name to take cognizance of as long as British Tennis is concerned. She is a professional right-handed British Tennis player who developed an interest in tennis at the tender age of 7. As the story goes, she went on to attend a professional tennis academy in order to better her chances of thriving as a professional in the sport.
Since Watson made her professional Tennis debut, she has gone all the way to win several Junior and Senior tournaments. She is currently the third highest-ranked British female tennis player. Tag along if you want to know more about her.
Biography of Heather Watson
Check the records, you will find that Heather Miriam Watson was born on the 19th of May and in the year 1992. Where she was birthed was in St. Peter Port, Guernsey Island. It is known that she is of British nationality and mixed ethnicity, just as it is a common knowledge that her fierce love for this racquet and ball game came at the tender age of 7 after following her parents to a local tennis club. When she turned 9, she requested for £10 from her parents which she used to enter into a local tennis contest in the neighbourhood. Heather Watson eventually won the contest to the surprise of everyone and has been heading all the way up since then.
Pushed by her desires to become a professional tennis player, she enrolled at the preparatory college and sports training school, Nick Bollettieri Academy at the age of 12. In 2006, while studying at the academy, she decided to compete in the Under 14 British championships, with her going on to win the tournament effortlessly. Boosted by her success at the Under 14 championships, she contested in the Under 16 and Under 18 Britain Championships the following year. While she won the Under 16 contest, she crashed out of the Under 18 as she lost to the eventual winner, Tara Moore.
2008 saw her compete in the Commonwealth Youth Games. Again, she triumphed as she won the keenly contested final against Kyra Shroff. The following year, she graduated from the Nick Bollettieri Academy at the top of her class and her sight was set at studying business administration in college if she doesn’t succeed at tennis.
When Heather Watson graduated from university, she made her senior career debut at the Jersey Open in March 2009. Unfortunately, she crashed out in the second round after losing to Katie O’Brien in straight sets. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop Watson from getting her first senior tennis ranking (756) on 27th July 2009. Later that year, she won her first-ever ITF title in the girls’ singles category after defeating Anna Fitzpatrick at the finals in Frinton. Her greatest achievement in 2009 was winning the US Open girls single.
The year 2010 saw Watson compete in several ITF tournaments such as the ITF event in Sutton, the ITF event in Michigan, as well as the ITF event in Louisiana. Respectively, she was eliminated in the quarterfinal, in the first round, and again in the quarterfinal. That same year, she made her WTA debut at the Sony Ericson Open but was eliminated in the first round after losing to Tsvetana Pironkova.
Her big break eventually came in 2014. Right after several disappointing outings at the Australian Open and the French Open, she participated in the WTA HP Open, going all the way to win the tournament after defeating Chai Kai Chen of China in the singles final. This made her the first Brit to win a WTA singles tournament since 1988. Since Heather Watson attained this feat, she has competed in several other tournaments with her even winning the Stanford classic doubles in 2012, the Texas open doubles, and two WTA singles titles in 2014 and 2016.
Her Net Worth
Even as you will find several figures out there quoted as the total value of Heather Watson’s wealth, we haven’t been able to substantiate these figures in any meaningful way; whatever her net worth is, it’s best known to her. Nevertheless, she is known to have won a total of $3.222 million in prize money thus far in the course of her career. That being said, it’s only normal for one to assume she is worth a really huge sum of money.
Heather Watson’s Husband and Parents
Michelle and Ian Watson are the parents of Heather Watson and her siblings – Adam Watson, Stephanie Watson, and Julie Watson. Her mother Michelle was born and raised in Papua New Guinea while her father Ian Watson is a native of Manchester, England. The couple first crossed paths in 1988 in Port Moresby, New Guinea, during Ian’s time as managing director of Guernsey electricity. Shortly after meeting each other, they fell in love and decided to get married the following year, with Ian taking Michelle along with him to England.
According to Heather Watson, her parents are very instrumental to her success; they sponsored her right from when she was a child to get the best professional tennis training.
Over the years, there have been lots of speculations clouding the relationship status of Heather Watson. This is not necessary as she has never been married all her life. Nevertheless, she is known to be in a romantic relationship with tennis player Lloyd Glasspool since 2016. The couple is making good of what they have as they are known to spend every bit of their free time together, doing cool stuff like having fancy dinner dates or embarking on exotic trips.