In 2012, Guernsey girl, Heather Watson, became the first British woman in ten years to reach the third round of Wimbledon. Heather put on an impressive performance against the American Jamie Hampton winning the game in two sets 6-1 6-4.
We are very proud of our own home grown star, Heather, who was born and brought up in Guernsey, educated at the Ladies’ College Prep School (Melrose) and then went on the Ladies’ College senior school before moving to the USA for specialist tuition to concentrate on her game. When not away on tour, Heather is often to be found making the most of life at home in Guernsey and is an ardent supporter of many local charity and fund-raising activities.
Heather has suffered with ill-health in 2013 and had to take two months away from the professional tennis circuit and from training whilst she recovered at home in Guernsey from Glandular Fever. Heather’s world ranking dropped to no 57 during her absence but she is showing signs of a return to form having got through to the second round of the Aegon International winning 6-3, 6-4 against the world no 27 American Varvara Lepchenko. The British No 2 will face Russia’s Elena Vesnina in the next round.