Birmingham Gallery: Gorillas & Bracelets
The WTA stars have been shining off of the court in Birmingham, including Tamira Paszek judging best dressed window displays and Heather Watson visiting a very special charity. Check it out!
Published June 11, 2013 12:00
Heather Watson is among many WTA stars taking the time for off-court work during the Aegon Classic.
Watson headed over to see the kids of Help Harry Help Others at Norfolk House School Edgbaston.
Help Harry Help Others is a charity where children make bracelets to help people dealing with cancer.
Watson enjoyed guests in her classes as a kid, and enjoyed being the guest herself this time.
Last fall in Osaka, Japan, Watson edged Chang Kai-Chen in the final to win her first WTA title.
She was the first Brit to win a WTA title in 24 years, since Sara Gomer won Aptos in 1988.
Elsewhere, Tamira Paszek was helping judge the best window dressings for stores over in Harborne.
One of Paszek's stops was at Maddison Avenue - throughout the trip she posed for photos at the shops.
Paszek is back to what is probably her favorite surface now - she has serious grass court credentials.
Paszek not only captured her first Premier-level title on the lawns of Eastbourne a year ago...
Both her Grand Slam quarterfinals have come at Wimbledon, and in the last two years - 2011 and 2012.
Thanks to 'the little guy with the umpire hat', Maddison Avenue ended up winning the competition.