Thieves steal British tennis ace Heather Watson’s car while she celebrates b’day

Brazen thieves stole Heather Watson's car from a secure underground facility while the tennis star recently celebrated her birthday.

Watson turned 31 on May 19 but was delayed in marking the occasion due to other commitments. But when she finally got around to letting her hair down with friends, the British No. 6 was mortified to discover her motor had been taken.

That's despite the fact the car was under tight security measures and '24-hour watch', suggesting the burglar(s) may have had the inside scoop on when to strike.

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Taking to Twitter on Saturday – almost two weeks after her actual birthday – Watson said 'things can always get worse' just when you think it's not possible. The former Junior U.S. Open champion told her 166,000 followers of the ordeal she'd been through to mark a miserable start to her 32nd year.

"It all started last night when my car was stolen from my home – in a secure underground parking garage with CCTV and a 24-hour security man," wrote the Guernsey-born star. "Whist I was finally getting to celebrate my birthday at dinner with my friends. Happy birthday to me?"

After failing to qualify for this year's French Open in Paris, having her wheels stolen was the last thing Watson needed. However, she appears to have taken the matter in stride after joking with her followers regarding her next choice of ride.

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Followers replied to 'Hev' in their throngs with condolences, with many wondering what the security staff were doing at the time of the burglary.

When one fan suggested the additional security clearly wasn't worth the extra expense, Watson responded: "An old banger is exactly what I was thinking next! Any ideas for my next car?"

The former world No. 38 was fined £1,900 and received six points on her licence in 2021 for speeding and driving her then-boyfriend's Mercedes E-class without insurance.

She isn't the only star Brit who failed to nail down a spot in the main draw at this year's French Open. That's after the likes of Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart, Fran Jones, Katie Swan and Lily Miyazaki each also failed to make the cut.

Despite failing to feature at Roland Garros, Watson will be hopeful of a wildcard for Wimbledon in July. A career-best run into the Grand Slam's fourth round last year spells good omens for her 2023 return – though she's be in a rush to find new transport in time for the competition.

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