Congrats to Heather Watson on winning her 1st WTA title!

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Mainad, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Mainad

    Mainad G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    13,801
    Location:
    Manchester, UK.
    With all the obsessive discussions about what Murray has done or failed to do today, we British tennis fans seem to have overlooked Heather Watson winning her maiden WTA title at the HP Japan Women’s Open Tennis tournament in Osaka!

    She had to save 4 match points to do it but she got there in the end. So congratulations and well done Heather! The first British woman tennis player to win a WTA singles title since 1988!

    She and Laura Robson (who made her first WTA final last month) are clearly creating some kind of future for British women's tennis after so many years of absolutely nothing. Let's hope they can both progress onwards and upwards to bigger and better things.

    Heather Watson wins Japan Open:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/oct/14/heather-watson-wins-japan-open-tennis
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
    #1
  2. NDFM

    NDFM Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    255
    Really happy for heather, wish I could have watched the match but time zone difference clearly prevented that. Hopefully 2013 is a good year for both
     
    #2
  3. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Messages:
    17,223
    Location:
    Toronto
    She choked the Second set away while serving for it. Still at least she fought through to the end and won.

    Too bad Murray did the same but lost at the end.
     
    #3
  4. Mainad

    Mainad G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    13,801
    Location:
    Manchester, UK.
    Yes, too bad. It would have been such a neatly symmetrical course of events for both had the end results been the same. But at least one of them ended on a happier note and, for a first time finalist, that's got to be all the more special! :)
     
    #4
  5. The Bawss

    The Bawss Banned

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,829
    Location:
    Lyon, France.
    Good job Heather. Doing England proud.
     
    #5
  6. Ash_Smith

    Ash_Smith Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,941
    Location:
    A green and pleasant land
    Couldn't be more deserved either, Heather works as hard as anybody on court (and is a lovely person too!)
     
    #6
  7. PeteD

    PeteD Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2,537
    Location:
    The Commonwealth (of PA)
    Guernsey reacts:

    [​IMG]
     
    #7
  8. batz

    batz G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    14,602
    She's not from England you muppet, she's from Guernsey.

    Congrats to Hev.
     
    #8
  9. The Bawss

    The Bawss Banned

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,829
    Location:
    Lyon, France.
    I know this you french shower. I knew that you would come and post this, seeing as you like scrutinising my every word. The fact that she is from Guernsey is completely irrelevant to the statement "She is doing England proud". She could be doing the Ivory coast proud too if she had enough support from there.
     
    #9
  10. batz

    batz G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    14,602
    Only in your mind. Everyone else can see what a tube you've made of yourself. Hev will be playing tennis against England at the next Commonwealth games.
     
    #10
  11. The Bawss

    The Bawss Banned

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,829
    Location:
    Lyon, France.
    Yes you are right. The English don't support her. They don't care about her because she's a non-English Brit, that's how petty we are over here.
     
    #11
  12. CCNM

    CCNM Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Messages:
    3,185
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM USA
    Awesome!! Congratulations Heather W.
     
    #12
  13. SempreSami

    SempreSami Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    3,627
    Location:
    UK
    *Britain. :roll:
     
    #13
  14. tennisaddict

    tennisaddict G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    15,264
    Heather Watson for the AO.
     
    #14
  15. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,793
    She is from Bollitierri.
     
    #15
  16. Dave M

    Dave M Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,941
    Location:
    England
    Has he managed to create himself an independent state now?
     
    #16
  17. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,793
    Yes. He has created an international island where players come and train, and then go away and claim to represent their countries. The Guardian article says that Heather did not train in the UK and the LTA cannot claim her as their protege, but they were shrewd enough to throw some money her way when she showed some potential.
     
    #17
  18. cork_screw

    cork_screw Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,568
    We don't talk about women on here. Now onto men...
     
    #18
  19. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    12,744
    Location:
    Carrboro, NC
    She said she wishes she was Scottish just to upset posters here, Well she said it with her eyes.
     
    #19
  20. Wuppy

    Wuppy Professional

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    854
    Location:
    SoCal
    Isn't there a New Guernsey on the east coast of the US?
     
    #20

Share This Page