Heather Watson: Wimbledon mixed doubles champion keen to stay with Henri Kontinen

Heather Watson Henri Kontinen
The pair beat Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Gronefeld on centre court

Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Heather Watson says she is keen to team up with partner Henri Kontinen again after the Olympic Games in Rio.

The 24-year-old won the title with Finn Kontinen, 26, on Sunday having not played together before the event.

"I loved every second of playing with him and we just gel and get along so well," Watson told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"The only thing that would really stop us is the rankings, in being able to get into the draw."

Watson went out in the first round of the singles to Annika Beck after failing to convert three match points in a dramatic final set.

In the mixed doubles the pair received two walkovers before beating defending champions Martina Hingis and Leander Paes in round three.

"I had great partners in both doubles and mixed doubles to lift me up and I ended up playing really well in both, so I'm glad I stuck with it," she added.

"Henri said as soon as we won our first match he thought we'd win it and I thought, 'you know what, me too."

Heather Watson (left) and Laura Robson
Heather Watson got a late call-up for the 2012 Olympics but missed out on a mixed doubles spot

Next up for the Guernsey player is the Olympics in August with Watson one of four players confirmed to represent Great Britain in Brazil.

"It's been a big goal of mine and I've been talking about it a lot," she said.

"It was big for me to make the cut to get in and be able to play in Rio, so now that I'm going I can't wait."

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