Heather Watson Net Worth: Career & Endorsements

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Despite not having a steady and consistent paycheck, tennis players make a handsome amount from their prize money and brand endorsement deals, of which more than 70% of their earnings can be attributed to brand deals. Owing to that, the world-renowned tennis player and former British number one Heather Watson boasts a sizable net worth of $5 million as of 2023.

The name Heather Watson came across tennis fans all around the world in 2015 after she faced off against the tennis-giant Serena Williams in one of the most famous tennis courts Centre Court in Wimbledon Park, London, UK.

Although Williams was reigning, Heather put on an outstanding performance and presented herself as a serious contender who was capable of winning serious trophies. 

The Former British Number 1 Heather Watson
The Former British Number 1 Heather Watson (Source: Instagram)

In 2022, Heather reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in her 12th attempt defeating Slovenian tennis player Kaja Juvan but unfortunately lost to German player Jule Niemeier in the fourth round.

For more detailed information about the British tennis star Heather Watson, stick with us till the end.

Also, do not forget to check out the quick facts table below.

Heather Watson | Quick Facts

Full Name Heather Miriam Watson
Known As Heather Watson
Other Name Heather
Birthdate May 19, 1992
Birthplace Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom
Current Residence Le Tennis, Maresfield, Sussex, United Kingdom
Religion Not Known
Nationality British
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Ian Watson
Mother’s Name Michelle Watson
Siblings Adam (Older Half Brother), Stephanie (Older Half-Sister), Julie (Older Half-Sister)
Ethnicity Multiracial (English & Papua New Guinean)
Education Melrose Ladies’ College, Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy
Age 30 Years Old
Height 5 ft. 6 in/167 cm/1.67 m
Weight 55 kg/121 lbs.
Dress Size 4 US
Shoe Size 8 US
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Build Athletic
Distinctive Features Pointed Chin & Broad Shoulders
Marital Status Unmarried
Relationship Status Single
Past Affairs Phil Stephens (2013-2015), Lloyd Glasspool (2016-2018)
Children None
Profession Professional Tennis Player
Plays Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
Turned Pro 2010
Brand Endorsements Babolat Racquets, Jaguar UK, Public Desire, Beards Jewelers, New Balance Apparel
Prize Money $5,059,299
Net worth $5 Million
First Tennis Match Canadian ITF Grade 4 Event (October 2005)
Favorite Meal of the Day Lunch
Preferred Tennis Surface Hard
Favorite Dessert Chocolate Cheesecake or Chocolate Lava Cake
Favorite Cuisine Asian
Favorite Dishes Steak Tartare and Foie Gras
Favorite Clothing Big, baggy, Off-the-shoulder Jumpers
Best Known For Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title with Henri Kontinen (2016), Commonwealth Youth Games (2008)
Style Icons Serena Williams, Beyonce
Social Media InstagramTwitter, TikTok, Facebook
Last Update February 2023

Heather Watson | Early Life & Education

Early Life

The former British No. 1 Heather Watson was born on 19 May 1992 in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom, to an English father, Ian Watson, and a Papua New Guinean mother, Michelle.

Her father formerly served as the MD of Guernsey Electricity from 1995 until his retirement in 2010.

So given her father’s profession, it is safe to say that Heather, along with her three half-siblings, grew up in an affluent household.

Heather Watson With Her Father & Mother
Heather Watson With Her Father & Mother (Source: Facebook)

As a kid, she was more into swimming and won medals in butterfly, freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke events.

Heather developed an interest in tennis at a young age and started playing at seven. To advance her tennis skills, she went to the Nick Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida at 12.

As she began competing in junior competitions, her mother, Michelle, had to quit her job in 2008 and travel with her daughter around the world.

Education

Heather did her elementary schooling in her hometown of Guernsey.

After moving to Florida at age twelve, she resumed her studies there at Pendleton High School.

Watson later attended Melrose Ladies College in Saint Peter Port in Guernsey.

Heather Watson | Age, Height, Weight & Workout Regime

Heather Watson is 30 years old as of 2023. And given her birthdate, her star sign is Taurus, known for being down-to-earth, tenacious, reliable, and sensual.

She has an athletic build standing 1.70 meters tall and weighing around 121 lbs.

The tennis star is also known for her beautiful looks beside her outstanding gameplay on the court.

Beautiful Heather Watson
Beautiful Heather Watson (Source: Instagram)

To maintain her curves, she works out every single day. Her daily workout routine is a combination of two hours of fitness training at the gym and four hours of court practice.

Similarly, she incorporates carbs, healthy fats, and protein in her food for her diet. She drinks alcohol only on special occasions.

Heather Watson | Net Worth & Income

Net Worth

The world-renowned tennis star Heather Watson has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023.

Nevertheless, the figure is likely to be speculative as different sources have claimed different figures.

As mentioned before, tennis players make more money in brand deals rather than prize money.

Take, for instance, the legendary tennis player Roger Federer whose net worth is about $550 million currently. Of the total fortune, he earned just about $129 million in prize money and the rest from endorsements.

Endorsements

Our young tennis star Heather also has numerous high-profile brands under her belt that pay her thousands of dollars for promotion.

On 21 July 2011, Watson agreed on a deal to endorse Dunlop.

As per the deal, she used the Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour tennis racquet until the contract ended.

Similarly, on May 18, 2012, Heather was announced as the new brand ambassador of international energy company Statoil and its ‘Heroes of Tomorrow’ programme.

Heather Watson Donning New Balance On Her Match
Heather Watson Donning New Balance On Her Match (Source: Instagram)

Under terms of the personal endorsement agreement, the financial details were not revealed though.

Similarly, she signed a shoe and clothing sponsorship deal with the American brand New Balance.

And after her terms with Dunlop ended, she signed a racquet contract with Babolat.

Aside from these, Heather has promoted several other brands, including Beards Jewellers, Public Desire, SportFX Cosmetics, Mettler London, Jaguar UK, and Pop Up Fitness.

Heather Watson | Cars

The former British number 1 Heather seems to be a car fanatic. As we all know, she is a brand ambassador for Jaguar UK, which means she might have a few of the bad boys sitting in her garage.

Heather Watson Besides Her Black Rolls Royce
Heather Watson Besides Her Black Rolls Royce (Source: Instagram)

Besides that, Watson has been seen driving a couple of Bentleys. As a matter of fact, she has one black and one white Bentayga.

Likewise, Aston Martin and Rolls Royce Cullinan are but a few of the other rides she has.

Expired Insurance & Penalty

In June 2021, tennis star Watson was fined £1,900 (approx. $2,286) after she was caught by police driving her then-boyfriend’s Mercedes without insurance.

She was pulled over for driving a little too fast along Priory Lane in Roehampton.

When the on-duty officer realized Watson was not insured to drive the E-class, she insisted she believed she was covered by an existing policy.

At last, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced in a behind-closed-doors session at Bromley magistrate’s court.

Additionally, she received six points on her license and was ordered to pay £290 ($350) in court fees and costs on top of a £1,900 (approx. $2,286) fine.

Heather Watson | Career

As mentioned before, Heather began playing tennis at the age of 7, and by 12, she was already competing in junior tournaments.

She played her debut match in October 2005 at the Canadian ITF Grade 4 Event.

The following year she won the British Under-14 Championship.

The October same year, Watson went to Pune, India, to compete at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, where she won the gold after winning the final against Kyra Shroff.

She began competing on the ITF Women’s Circuit in March 2009.

Heather Watson Celebrates Her Win
Heather Watson Celebrates Her Win (Source: Instagram)

Heather was seeded 11th for the girls’ singles at the 2009 US Open, where she reached the quarterfinals on September 10th.

Talking about her recent tournaments, Watson started off the 2022 season at the Adelaide International 1 after a tough end to 2021.

Nevertheless, she lost in the first round to an in-form Aussie, Alija Tomljanović.

Likewise, Heather reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in her 12th attempt defeating Slovenian tennis player Kaja Juvan but unfortunately lost to German player Jule Niemeier in the fourth round.

Heather Watson | Boyfriend

As of this writing, Heather Watson is single.

As a matter of fact, she announced her split from her boyfriend, professional soccer forward Courtney Duffus, in May 2022.

Heather Watson With Her Ex-Boyfriend
Heather Watson With Her Ex-Boyfriend Courtney Duffus (Source: Women’s Tennis Blog)

She had been in a relationship with Duffus since late 2019.

Prior to that, Watson was in a relationship with fellow tennis player Lloyd Glasspool from 2016 to 2018.

Unknown Facts About Heather Watson

  • Heather’s sports idol is professional snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan.
  • If tennis hadn’t worked out, Watson would have been interior designing.
  • Watson’s highest ITF Junior ranking was No. 3 in the world.
  • She clams herself down by sorting her wardrobe at the time of tension.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Does Heather Watson have a coach?

Heather Watson’s coach is Alex Ward.

Did Heather Watson play in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon 2022?

Heather pulled out of the mixed doubles after playing six days in a row with a “knee injury” before her first-ever fourth-round singles match in a Grand Slam.

How many titles has Heather Watson?

So far in her career, Heather has won ten singles titles. This includes four WTA Tour titles and six titles on the ITF Circuit.

Unfortunately, she has not won any major titles yet.

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