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Britain's Andy Murray hopes for Wimbledon last 16

Britain's chances of a Wimbledon win will be on a knife edge later as Andy Murray seeks a place in the last 16. Murray, who won the men's singles title in 2013 and is the bookies second favourite to claim it again, is up against Italy's Andreas Seppi in the third round.

Britain's Andy Murray hopes for Wimbledon last 16. Credit: PA

He and world number 111 James Ward - who faces Canadian Vasek Pospisil today - are the only Britons remaining after Heather Watson was knocked out yesterday. British number one Watson came within two points of eliminating 20-time grand slam winner Serena Williams with the backing of a passionate local crowd. But she was left heartbroken when the American fought back to set up a Williams family tie with her older sister Venus in the next round.

Heather Watson out to Serena Williams at Wimbledon

Heather Watson out to Serena Williams in Wimbledon. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

British number one Heather Watson has been knocked out of Wimbledon by Serena Williams, despite a battling performance which almost saw the underdog take a thrilling final set.

Watson lost 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 after a remarkable comeback and led in the final set 3-0 before being pegged back. Speaking following the game, Williams - the tournament's top seed - praised her opponent and said Watson "should have won".

"She really gave her all and showed how good she is," she told BBC Sport.

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Brit Watson takes second set against Serena Williams

Heather Watson is putting in a battling performance Credit: Jonathan Brady / PA Wire

British number one Heather Watson has taken Serena Williams in the third set of their third-round clash at Wimbledon this evening.

Watson, making only her second-ever appearance in Round 3, broke Williams' serve twice, to win the set 6-4, after losing the first by six games to two.

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Former Liverpool captain Gerrard turned down European move

Steven Gerrard turned down moves to Europe. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to pursue a new challenge with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The 35-year-old midfielder is set to be presented to his new club's fans at half-time of Saturday's Major League Soccer game against Toronto.

He will then publicly don Galaxy kit for the first time in an open training session on Tuesday ahead of a press conference, with his debut pencilled in for July 17 at home to San Jose Earthquakes.

Former England captain Gerrard is looking forward to a fresh start after admitting he wanted a new challenge.

"I had some nice opportunities around Europe," he told Galaxy TV.

"But I wanted a completely fresh challenge, to come out of my comfort zone, live away from home and get a different life experience and choose a place where my family can enjoy themselves and settle.

"When I retire from football in a few years time I want to say I did try something different and didn't stay in the same place - although I loved every minute of it."

Fiorentina call in lawyers over Chelsea winger dispute

Mohamed Salah was in Florence last season. Credit: PA

Fiorentina have called in their lawyers to settle a dispute with on loan Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.

The former Basle star spent the end of last season on loan in Florence, with the Italian club having a clause to extend his stay in Serie A, but the Egyptian has refused to return to the club.

Salah looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, with both Inter Milana and Roma expressing an interest, but this latest incident has complicated the matter.

Following recent developments concerning Mohamed Salah, ACF Fiorentina would like to clarify the following points out of respect for Viola fans.

Through his representative, the player has rejected our improved contract offer and expressed his desire to join another club. He has also informed us that he does not intend to respond to our request for him to report back for pre-season training. As a result of the above, we have placed the matter in the hands of our lawyers so that they may assess all possible courses of action in order to protect the club's rights.

– Fiorentina statement
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