Watson bound for Tokyo Olympics

HEATHER WATSON will compete at her third Olympic Games having been named in the Great Britain tennis squad for Tokyo 2020.

Guernsey's Heather Watson pictured in action in Eastbourne this week. She has been named in the Great Britain tennis team for the Tokyo Olympic Games. (Picture from PA Wire/PA Images, 29686565)
Guernsey's Heather Watson pictured in action in Eastbourne this week. She has been named in the Great Britain tennis team for the Tokyo Olympic Games. (Picture from PA Wire/PA Images, 29686565)

The British No. 2 from Guernsey will feature in both the women's singles and doubles, partnering Johanna Konta in the latter event. Any GB mixed doubles pairings are yet to be confirmed.

Iain Bates, LTA Olympic Team Leader, said: 'It’s an exciting day to see both our Olympic and Paralympic teams announced together for the first time ever.

'We are thrilled about the players who have made themselves available for selection to go to Tokyo and head there with a real chance of medal success across various events.

'We also recognise the many challenges everyone has faced over the last 15 months and the amount of work it’s taken behind the scenes to get these Games on. With huge support from the BOA, the team and the LTA, we believe we are well prepared to meet the demands of competing in Tokyo and we are really looking forward to it.'

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