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Playing the long game for sport

SHE may have lost Wimbledon’s ‘Battle of the Brits’ but Guernsey’s Heather Watson can take heart from her own personal victory following what some dubbed her ‘nightmare’ year. On Sunday she put those earlier challenges – which saw her world ranking crash from 55 to 102 and her forced to take a wild-card entry for this year’s tournament – far behind her. Joining big-hitting Finn Henri Kontinen they fought valiantly to defend their mixed doubles crown, before losing to No.1 seeds Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis.

Heather’s message hits home

JUST when we thought we couldn’t be more proud of Guernsey girl Heather Watson, the tennis star delivers a rallying call to young women everywhere that they should ‘feel comfortable in their own skin’. Speaking just ahead of the start of Wimbledon, the British number three’s denouncement of the online trolls who criticised her weight and appearance during the tournament last year, is as powerful as any of her trademark serves. The 25-year-old former Ladies’ College pupil, who secured the mixed doubles title in 2016, also won hearts and millions of fans a year earlier when she came close to a historic victory against Serena Williams, who went on to win the sixth of her seven titles at the All England Club.

Smeed targets podium places

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GUERNSEY are confident of success on the Island Games clay courts this summer – but are without their star name from 2015.

Long shift for Watson

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HEATHER WATSON’S title defence at the Monterrey Open in Mexico got off to a winning start last night – just about.

Heather Watson: 'I'm no maniac'

Wimbledon 2016 - Day Ten - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

HEATHER WATSON has broken her silence over the punishment she received for damaging a court at Wimbledon during her first-round women’s singles defeat.

Heather wows at WTA pre-Wimbledon ball

WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party - London

GUERNSEY tennis star Heather Watson was in the spotlight with fellow stars of Wimbledon for the Women’s Tennis Association pre-tournament party in Kensington.