Heather Miriam Watson is a British female tennis player who on 16 July 2012 Watson became for the first time the top-ranked British senior woman player on the WTA rankings. In 2006, Watson won the British Under-14 Championship. The following year Watson won the British Under-16 Championship. In 2008, Watson travelled to Pune to compete at the Commonwealth Youth Games and she went on to win a gold medal. She won her first senior title at the Frinton $10,000 tournament beating Anna Fitzpatrick in the final. iN 2010, she defeated India's Sania Mirza to win her second ITF title. In 2012, Watson won the doubles at the Stanford Classic, where she played with Marina Erakovic to beat Vania King and Jarmila Gajdosova. This was her first title on the full WTA Tour. Though she lost in the singles at the Texas Open, she went on to win the doubles competition alongside Erakovic for her second WTA doubles title of the year.