British tennis player who became the top-ranked British woman in the WTA rankings in July 2012. She won her first WTA singles title at the Japan Open that year.
She began playing tennis at age 7 and was an outstanding junior player, winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2008.
By winning the Japan Open, she became the first British woman to win a WTA singles title since Sara Gomer in 1988.
Her parents are Ian and Michelle Watson.
She succeeded Anne Keothavong as top-ranked British female tennis player in the WTA rankings.