Watson becomes top-ranked British woman
Heather Watson, 20, has become the highest-ranked British woman at No. 71, ahead of Anne Keothavong (No. 76), Laura Robson (No. 91) and Elena Baltacha (No. 100). Britain has four players inside the Top 100 for the first time in over 20 years. Watson also won her first WTA title over the weekend, the doubles crown at the Bank of West Classic in Stanford, with New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic.
"Being British No. 1 has always been one of my goals and now that I have achieved it in both singles and doubles I just want to keep climbing the rankings and set new, tougher goals and targets and keep improving," Watson said.