Heather Watson reveals Love Island favourites after Wimbledon win

Heather Watson in action against Anastasija Sevastova. PIC: PA
Heather Watson in action against Anastasija Sevastova. PIC: PA
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Heather Watson has revealed her two favourite Love Islanders after admitting on Twitter that the reality TV show was her guilty pleasure.

The 25-year-old wildcard was speaking after she beat Latvian 18th seed Anastasija Sevastova in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.

She said: “When I do have time to relax, I try and make the most of it.

“It’s easy watching Love Island at the moment. It’s so good.

“Montana is my favourite from the girls, and I find Chris hilarious.”

In June, the Channel Islander tweeted: “#LoveIsland time baby #guiltypleasure.”

Watson, who is ranked 102 in the world, beat her opponent 6-0 6-4 in one hour and one minute.

She praised the roaring home crowd that cheered her to victory, calling it “the best atmosphere I’ve ever played in my life”.

Watson, from Guernsey, played to an almost full Number Three Court, with shouts of “come on Heather!” heard between points.

She said: “The thing I remember most is just the support and the crowd during that match.

“That’s the best atmosphere I’ve ever played in my life. I was getting goosebumps after every point.

“That’s what I remember about the match, so it’s positive.”

Watson is the first Briton to make it through to the third round of the tennis tournament so far this year.

If Johanna Konta wins her match on Centre Court it will be the best showing for British women at SW19 in more than 30 years.

The last time two British women made it to the third round was in 1986 when Anne Hobbs and Jo Durie both won in the second round.

Watson also said she has hundreds of inspirational quotes saved on her Instagram to motivate herself to win matches.

She said: “I love a quote. There’s a save button on Instagram. Mine are literally all quotes.

“They really help me. I feel like if I post a picture or something, I usually post a motivational quote underneath. It inspires me.”

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