Heather Watson is raring to go at the French Open
Heather Watson is raring to go at the French Open after finally recovering from a bout of glandular fever.
Last Updated: 25/05/13 8:35pm
Watson struggled at the Australian Open but it was not until two months later that blood tests revealed she had been trying to play while suffering with glandular fever for around three months.
The 21-year-old said: "I had no idea why I was so tired and all these things were happening to me, I had all these fevers and a terrible sore throat. I was at the point where I was like, 'What is wrong with me?'
"Usually I don't like complaining about things, I won't say it because I think it's nothing. I thought I was being soft."
But just a little over two months later, following rest at home, Watson will begin her Roland Garros campaign next week against Stefanie Voegele, who she beat in 2011.
"I probably feel about 90, 95% at the moment," said Watson.
"I still have a few things with sleeping. I'm finding it tough at the moment. That's how it happens and it will slowly get better and better.
"I'm happy to be back. I'm not looking at my ranking and am focusing on myself, I still want to go out and win matches and do well. I'm not going to use that as an excuse. I wouldn't have come here if I wasn't ready."