Advertisement

Heather Watson claims first WTA Tour title

Heather Waston impressed on the grass courts of Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Heather Watson's Olympic preparations took another boost last night as the 20 year-old claimed her first WTA Tour doubles title.

The British number 1 and partner Marina Erakovic beat top seeds Vania King and Jarmila Gajdosova in straight sets in the final of the Bank of the West Classic.

Watson and her partner from New Zealand had already beaten the second and third seeds on their way to the final, where they came out 7-5 7-6 (9/7) winners against players ranked seventh and 37th in the world.

She will now turn her attention to the Mercury Insurance Open in California next week, before being partnered by Laura Robson as one half of Team GB's Olympic womens tennis doubles team.