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Heather Watson looking to bounce back after difficult year

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It has been a frustrating year for Watson (©GettyImages)
It has been a frustrating year for Watson (©GettyImages).

With Heather Watson having a disappointing year, she has issued a fight back and a commitment to retain her position as Britain's number one female tennis player.

This year Watson played in all four Grand Slam tournament but never made an impact, making it to the third round of the Australian Open, along with not making it past the third round of the three remaining Grand Slams, including Wimbledon.

But the 21-year-old confirmed to The Guardian that she is ready to bounce back, as she is feeling fit.

"If you would have told me that I would have been in the qualifying event of the Australian Open, I would have said no way," she said. "But it happens and now i am fine with it. I am eating well, sleeping well and training hard."

Watson only featured in nine tournaments this year, compared to 18 in the 2012 campaign. As Laura Robson has been taking the headlines in British women's tennis and the number one spot in the British Women's rankings, with Johanna Konta sitting second.

Heather Watson sits third - 20,000 points behind the the player from Middlesex

But the Guernsey star has issued she forced herself to come back when she wasn't 100 per cent, leading to a difficult year.

"I wasn't able to do much for this year because I wasn't fully healthy so I wasn't able to push myself as I am doing now." Watson added. "I came back too soon."

With Andy Murray having won Wimbledon, and Robson having another great year for Britain, there are high hopes going into 2014 with all three talents, including dark horse Konta, coming through the ranks and putting British tennis in the mix once again.


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