Women's Sport: Tennis star Heather Watson is a breath of fresh air during this COVID-19 hiatus

Telcel ATP Mexican Open 2020 - Day 6

The coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to the world’s sporting action and left players and athletes across the globe with plenty of time on their hands.

Here at GiveMeSport Women, we are currently enjoying British tennis star Heather Watson, and her new find championship skills in creating hilarious content on social media platform Tik Tok. The former British No. 1 won the mixed-doubles title at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships with Henri Kontinen and earlier this year won the Mexican Open, her fourth WTA title in her career.

We wanted to share her top five best pieces so far during the lockdown, which has left us either confused or in tears with laughter. At least we now know that, if it all fails, she will be fine because her skills are endless in our eyes.

In a recent interview with Forbes, Watson spoke openly about her career and happiness and explained that she had gone through some struggle but was determined to not let that bring her down. The 27yr old has a lot to be happy about - back in the Top 50, enjoying life and now the new ambassador for "Always Platinum," life can only get better. 

“For me, having good friends, good family and a life away from tennis is so important for me to being happy,” she says.

“I went to school until I was 18-years-old, I have my friends outside the sport. That is a very important thing for me to have those breaks between chunks of tournaments to socialize and go to birthday parties and just do normal everyday stuff.” 

She explained, "that’s when a couple of things happened, wins on the court and a new boyfriend, Irish soccer player Courtney Duffus, off it.

“I wanted to be single for a long time and that’s when they say it is going to happen,” she says. “Courtney had to be the perfect person because if I found one thing wrong it wasn’t going to work. He is literally the perfect person and it couldn’t have worked out better. He is super positive, calm and level-headed and that is rubbing off on me.”


Heather as Gemma Collins from Towny 

Heather the dancer 

Heather the everyday woman 

Heather and her bestie 

Throughout this hiatus, Watson brings a fresh perspective for fans on athletes but also the inspiration for all. As she continues to travel the world after this lockdown playing the game she loves, we hope young girls look at her as a positive role model, who lives and loves the opportunities sport has provided her but also, how using social media in the right way can impact so positively beyond the tennis court.  

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