Quickfire Q+A with Heather Watson


Originally published on: 22/06/13 00:00

The year started so promisingly for Watson, who rose to a career-high No.39 in the world in February. But after struggling through Indian Wells and Miami with fatigue, losing in the first round at both events, the Guernsey native was diagnosed with glandular fever.

After time recuperating at home. Watson returned to action at the French Open and heads into the Championships 2-3 after reaching the second round at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham and the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

Watson, who reached the third round at Wimbledon last year, faces a tricky opener against American youngster Keys, who reached the third round at the Australian Open in January. Should she make it past the 18-year-old unscathed, the Brit is likely to face No.30 seed Mona Barthel, with a potential third-round rematch against Agnieszka Radwanska, who she lost to in last year's Championships.

We caught up with Watson ahead of her home Slam and asked her all the questions you’ve been dying to know the answer to.

World No.1 or Grand Slam champion? Grand Slam champion
Roger or Rafa? Roger
Tea or coffee? Neither, but I’ll go for coffee
Early riser or night owl? Definitely night owl!
Continental or full English? Full English!
Who is your favourite player to watch? Do they have to still be playing? I love watching Fabrice Santoro play
What do you do with all your old kit? I mostly give it to my friends or donate it to schools
Have you got any superstitions? No, none
How about phobias? Spiders. Oh and leeches.
What is your favourite colour? Blue
What’s your ultimate pizza topping? Sausage
Who’s your celebrity crush? You mean I have to choose one?! That’s hard. I’ll go for Channing Tatum
Which player on tour would win a 100m sprint? Me!
What’s the most listened-to track on your iPod at the moment? At the moment I’m loving Jessie J’s new track Wild
If you could have one superpower what would it be? Fly. No, invisible. No fly!


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.