Tennis Ace Targets Olympic Place Over Wimbledon

Olympics is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’, says Watson


WITH BOTH the London 2012 Olympic Games and Wimbledon taking place this summer, Heather Watson will have to decide where her priorities lie.

But the 19-year-old former U.S Open Junior champion, who is ranked third in the British rankings, has stated that she intends to concentrate on the Games.

She told The Metro:

“This year my main goal and what I’m really focusing on is playing at the Olympics, because being here in London is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I want to take that and do everything I can to compete and play for my country.”

The Guernsey-born teenager, who is based in America, continued:

“During Thanksgiving I was in Florida and we had this debate at the table about what we thought tennis players thought was more important, the Olympics or Grand Slams.

“Some were saying they thought the Grand Slams were more important, others the Olympics.

“This year, with the Olympics being in London, for me this is my main goal.”

She added: “It’s just that Wimbledon will be held next year and the year after and so on. Of course I’m going to go in there giving it 100 per cent, but this Olympics, London 2012, when is the next time it’s going to be here?”

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