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Serena Williams praises Sharapova's honesty over failed drugs test

Serena Williams reacted to the news of Maria Sharapova failing a drugs test by saying she Credit: RTV

Serena Williams said she was "surprised and shocked" like everyone else to hear that fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova had failed a drugs test but praised her honesty in coming forward.

The women's world No. 1 tennis player said: "I think like everyone else said most people were surprised and shocked by Maria.

"But at the same time I think most people were happy that she was upfront and very honest and showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and what she had neglected to look at."

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Williams wins sixth Wimbledon championship

Serena Williams grew into the game. Credit: PA

Garbine Muguruza was no match for Serena Williams in the end, as the American earned her sixth Wimbledon championship.

The young Spaniard started well, but Williams began to dominate, taking the first set 6-4.

Williams looked set to ease to the win when she was 5-1 up in the second, but Muguruza fought back to 5-4, but Williams broke back to win 6-4.

Read more: Williams confirms domination after Wimbledon win

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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