How twitter went off over Watson’s amazing Wimbledon effort
Does anything bring Britain closer together than sporting endeavour? Past glories such as the Ashes 2005 stick out, alongside Andy Murray’s landmark Wimbledon win in 2013 which ended more than 75 years of hurt.
Well, on the first Friday of Wimbledon 2015, the juices of the nation were stirred once again as British number one Heather Watson so very nearly achieved the result of a life time on centre court.
The world number 59 served for the match 5-4 up against top seed Serena Williams in the deciding set, but in true 20-time Grand Slam winner fashion, the American found a way to win.
“I was two points away from winning, so I’m pretty disappointed,” said Watson. “I’ve learnt that I can compete with the best in the world and I can play really good tennis.”
Watson ultimately walked away empty handed, but the 23-year-old Guernsey girl’s later tweet showed her appreciation for the partisan crowd inside Centre Court, while the hashtag #ComeOnHeather had been doing the rounds as the drama unfolded.
The woman of the hour lets the Wimbledon crowd know how she felt about their support…
BEST ATMOSPHERE EVER… Honestly so blessed. Thank you everyone!! Serena proved why she is the best today… I'll be back tho I promise x
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) July 3, 2015
Sky Sports Tennis summarizes exactly what Serena said afterward…
— Sky Sports Tennis (@SkySportsTennis) July 4, 2015
As the nations began to believe Watson was going to win the thrilling contest the
TheSPORTbible rolled out this tweet showing the magnitude of what was unfolding…
Serena Williams has won her last 23 Grand Slam singles matches. Britain's Heather Watson is serving to end that. #ComeOnHeather
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) July 3, 2015
It was all getting a bit much for Sky Sports Presenter David Garrido…
— David Garrido (@SkySportsDavid) July 3, 2015
Olympic long jump gold medalist Greg Rutherford’s incredulous tweet got a lot
of love in the twitter-sphere…
— Greg Rutherford (@GregJRutherford) July 3, 2015
Scotland’s First Minister showed her sporty side by getting involved…
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) July 3, 2015
A great day for British Tennis, as @BritishTennis were keen to point out…
— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) July 3, 2015
Fashion and lifestyle blogger Lily Pebbles let her 90K followers she was tuning in
which illustrated the diversity of support for Watson…
Wow what a game!! #ComeOnHeather