Double joy for Watson
July 16, 2012 13:32:19 UK
Heather Watson has moved to the top of the British women's game after winning her first WTA tour title.
Watson won the doubles title at the Bank of West Classic in Stanford with Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, defeating Vania King and Jarmila Gajdosova 7-5 7-6 (9-7).
It's such a nice feeling getting to the end of the week and being the last ones here. Heather Watson
The 20-year-old is now the top-ranked British player after moving up to 71st in the rankings, with Anne Keothavong 76th, Laura Robson 91st and Elena Baltacha at 100.
Watson and Robson, the youngest player in the top 100, are to take part in the doubles for Team GB at the Olympics after the pair were handed a wildcard entry.
"This is my first WTA title, so I'm really happy right now," said Watson.
"It's such a nice feeling getting to the end of the week and being the last ones here.
"We knew it wasn't going to be an easy match today - they're both great players and we knew we would really have to win it, they weren't going to give it to us."
Watson will take part in the forthcoming WTA event in Carlsbad, California, in the singles and doubles before returning to Britain. She is 1213.00 to win the singles title while her doubles partner Erakovic is at 122.00, and Keothavong is at 126.00.
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