British tennis is a very interesting thing these days, with players being celebrated for being mediocre rather than striving for greatness. With the exception of Andy Murray, there is not really a British tennis player who will ever threaten to win a Grand Slam, although female star Johanna Konta has been showing some great promise of the past couple of years.
When it comes to the women's game, Britain has always seen some young and talented players coming through, threatening so much promise and potential, before then falling off and never getting close to being as good as their early talent suggested. One such British tennis star is Heather Watson, who once looked like she had the ability to push on and become a Top 10 player.
Unfortunately, Heather Watson has failed to develop and progress in the way that many had hoped and, apart from the occasional stand out performance here and there, she has never really got close to becoming the player we all expected her to be. With that said, Heather has been putting in some good performances this week, showing some of that early promise and potential.
Heather Watson has been playing at Eastbourne, in preparation for Wimbledon next month, and she has been showing some great tennis so far. Heather beat world number 6 Dominika Cibulkova in the last round, to set up a last 16 match with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. If Heather can continue playing this level of tennis and carry it into Wimbledon then she could have her best year there yet. Watch this space!