British tennis star Heather Watson is emerging as a force on Instagram and her latest post has delighted her legions of fans.
Watson reached the last-16 at Wimbledon last summer and has a career-high singles ranking of 38, but has also embraced social media to attract more followers.
Her Instagram account now has 123k followers and a healthy engagement on every post, creating a lot of buzz with her latest post.
Watson, 30, left little to the imagination as she gave fans a glimpse of her sunny holiday in Mexico.
The first picture on the post shows her stepping out of the water in a bikini and she also delighted her fans with a cheeky picture of her returning to her hotel in a swimsuit.
The 2016 Wimbledon mixed doubles champion is currently in Mexico after playing at the WTA event in Texas earlier this month and has admitted on her Instagram account that she is a fan of having fun.
However, she revealed in 2019 that she was subjected to racist and sexual abuse on social media.
“I had to deal with a handful of death threats,” she said.
“WTA takes them very seriously and will work with the police to investigate and arrest these people,” she said.
“A couple of days ago someone was caught sending hate mail to players, but the problem is we’re inundated with so many negative comments it’s impossible to deal with them all.
“That hurt. It’s just sad and sad. Usually when I lose a match, it’s usually from guys who bet on me. They pick my race.”
“It would be easy to block anyone who upsets us, but I want to see them say it to my face.”
Watson’s comments on Instagram are all positive and her glamorous images add to her brand as she continues to attract sponsors.
Britain has not been named in her country’s Billie Jean King Cup squad for next month’s match against France, with Emma Raducanu another notable exception.
Captain Anne Keotavong has named the squad that reached the semi-finals in September, saying former US Open champion Raducanu will be “not available” for the April 14-15 points match in Coventry.
Radukanu said after her opening win in Indian Wells that she didn’t even know when the tournament was, a comment that didn’t seem to sit well with Keotavong.
The former British number one responded to a report of the comment with a thinking face emoji on social media. She also posted a separate post, seemingly referencing that: “In case anyone is wondering, my communication skills are generally good.
Keothavong said of her decision to keep faith with Harriet Dart, Heather Watson, Katie Boulter, Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls: “I’m delighted to be fielding the same squad as we had four months ago in Glasgow. , and the team spirit was electric.
“There were some memorable performances throughout the week to help us reach the semi-finals.
“Harriet showed us what she can do by beating the likes of (Paula) Badosa and (Ajla) Tomjanovic.
“We saw Alicia and Olivia play their title game, they brought a lot of energy to the court and showed how important doubles is. Katie and Heather have a great track record in this competition and are as excited as ever to be a part of this team.
“Although Emma will not be available for this tie, we look forward to seeing her with the team in the near future.”
Raducanu, who missed November’s final in Glasgow with a hand injury, reached the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open before losing to world number one Iga Sviatek this week.
Her absence will once again draw attention to her burgeoning business portfolio, with the 20-year-old set to compete on the home clay of Stuttgart next week in a race owned by her sponsors Porsche.
Britain will enter the tournament as the decisive underdogs: France will be led by world No. 5 Caroline Garcia, supported by Alize Cornet, Kristina Mladenovic and Clara Burrell.
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