Who is Heather Watson and what is her net worth 2018? Heather Watson was born on May 19, 1992, in Guernsey. This British tennis player is a Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champion. She was once No. 1 British tennis player but currently on No. 2. She bagged the Mixed Double title at 2016 Wimbledon Championships along with Henri Kontinen.
Ian Watson and Michelle, both are proud parents of this super talented British tennis player. Ian Watson, her father, was a managing director of Guernsey Electricity from 1995 to 2010, as he got retired in 2010. Michelle, her mother, is from Papua New Guinea. Heather has two sisters named Stephanie and Julie, and one brother named Adam.
Heather is fond of fashion and shopping. Beyonce and Serena Williams are her fashion icons. This fashion lover started playing at a very early age of seven. As far as her inspiration is concerned she said that “her parents were a member of Kings Club and she used to follow them down as a toddler and just watch them play”. As a child, she was a very promising swimmer.
She was a master at freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke swimming, and she also won many events for her age group. Later she focused on tennis and showed her concentration level in the field of tennis. According to an interview, her parents made huge sacrifices for her coaching so that she could get the best coaching in tennis and we can say that their sacrifices are worth it. Her mother, Michelle, left her job at one point to travel with her for her tennis career around the world junior circuit.
When Heather was 12 years old, she went to Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, U.S. As a tennis player, she was an admirer of players like Serena but now we can see that she is performing better than her idol. She won the British U-14 Championship in 2006. Later she also won the U-16 Championship too. She also reached the semi-finals of U-18 Championship but eventually, she lost in Semi-finals in 2008 to Tara Moore. In 2008, Watson came to Pune, India, for Commonwealth Youth Games where she bagged the Gold Medal by winning against Kyra Shroff of India.
In March 2009, Heather Watson went for her first senior tournament, Jersey Open but eventually lost in second round against Katie O’Brien. By leaving behind Laura Robson, Watson became the highest ranked British junior at the starting of the month of July. At Frinton $10,000 tournament, Watson won her first senior title. She also bagged the position No. 756 at senior women rankings for the first time when she entered the senior tennis. Watson tasted first big victory in 2009 U.S. Open. Watson also played in French Open Doubles of 2009 where she and her partner lost against Elena and Noppawan. In 2009, at Grand Slam finals (U.S. Open Championship), she won on a hard surface against Yana Buchina.
In 2009, Watson won her first ITF title by beating Anna Fitzpatrick and continued to play in ITF event for rest of the season and ended up by gaining the rank No. 588. In the year 2010, she struggled a lot in ITF event as she didn’t manage to win any big match in the beginning but later she managed to defeat the former top 30 player, Sabine Lisicki. She also got the opportunity to represent Guernsey in Commonwealth Games (singles) but eventually, she lost.
In 2011, she showed her talent and skills in ASB classic, Australia Open, Cellular South Cup, Family Circle Cup, Estoril Open, and French Open but eventually she didn’t win any championship. In 2012, she participated in Australia Open, GB Federation Cup, French Open, and Stanford Classic. She won her first WTA title in Doubles of Stanford Classic which she played with Marina Erakovic. In the year 2015 and 2016, she won her 2nd as well as her 3rd WTA titles.
Net Worth of Heather Watson
This talented British Tennis player holds the net worth of $2.5 million.
Watson owns a house near the All England Club with her own earnings. As a fashion and shopping lover, she has amazing dress collections and a well-managed wardrobe. She also has a family home in US also. She owns a bike and loves to take a ride on it whenever she gets time. This real people person loves to meet her family and friends and also enjoy parties and dinners with them.