Heather Watson targets top 20 world ranking by the end of 2013

Guernsey tennis player Heather Watson is targeting a top-20 world ranking by the end of 2013.

Watson became the first British woman to win a WTA singles title in 25 years when she won the Japan Open in October.

"It was so special, it's given me the confidence to get fit and motivate myself for the new year," she told BBC Guernsey.

"I have a general idea about world rankings and I'd love to be around the 20s at the end of 2013."

The world number 49 had previously never got past the quarter-finals of a WTA event before her win in Japan and she is excited about the future.

The 20-year-old added: "It's been a great year, but I still feel I have a long way to go and a lot of improving to do which is the exciting thing.

"I'm sitting down with my team this week and discussing what my goals are going to be for next year."