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Last Updated: Monday September 14 2009 10:36 GMT

Watson wins US Open girls' title

Heather Watson poses with her mum, after winning the US Open girls singles.

Rising tennis star Heather Watson has made history by becoming the first British player to win the US Open girls' singles title.

Watson defeated Russia's Yana Buchina 6-4 6-1 at Flushing Meadows.

The 17-year-old hasn't had much time to celebrate though, as she is already back at her special tennis school.

Watson has been living at the school in Florida since the age of 12 and spends half of each day playing tennis and the other half in lessons.

Watson will only be in school for a week, however, before she gets back on the road.

She is due to play a tournament in Canada before heading to Britain to play the Aegon Pro-Series event in Barnstaple, Devon.