Watson up to 53rd in the world rankings

Heather Watson

Watson’s other WTA title wins came in the 2012 Japan Open in 2012 and 2015 Hobart International

British number two Heather Watson is up 31 places in the world rankings to 53.

The 23-year-old’s rise followed her win in the Monterrey Open – the third WTA title of her career.

Fellow Brit Johanna Konta, 24, who broke into the world’s top 30 by reaching the Australian Open semi-finals, rose one place to 26 after making the last eight in Monterrey.

Britain’s Naomi Broady, 26, is up 20 places to 76 after reaching the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open.

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