IMG Academy alumna Heather Watson making impressive comeback, wins Dow Corning Classic
IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis alumna Heather Watson is off to a white-hot start in 2014 after missing much of 2013 due to illness. The Guernsey, U.K native and member of the IMG Academy Class of 2009 saw her ranking fall from a career-high of No. 39 WTA in February 2013, to just outside of the top-150 by the year's end. However, Watson is on a mission and quickly regaining ground in the rankings. Over the weekend, Watson was nothing less than dominant, winning the Dow Corning Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit event, held in Midland, Mich., Feb. 9-16. Through her comeback, Watson has recording an impressive 16-3 record in singles action to begin the year, and jumped 39 spots in the rankings after the win in Michigan to No. 121 in the latest WTA rankings.