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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.

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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Williams sisters advance to Miami Open quarter-finals

Serena has set up a last eigh clash with Sabine Lisicki of Germany. Credit: PA

Top seed Serena Williams advanced to the quarter-finals of the Miami Open as Venus Williams upset fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki.

Serena beat 24th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-3, while her elder sister Venus, who is the 16th seed, beat former world number one Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3 7-6 (7/1).

Venus will play Carla Suarez Navarro, the 12th seed, in the last eight after the Spaniard saw off seventh seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 5-7 6-0 6-4.

Next up for Serena is a clash with Sabine Lisicki of Germany after her 6-1 6-2 defeat of Italy's Sara Errani.

Serena sets up Sharapova showdown

Williams won in an hour and 24 minutes. Credit: PA

Serena Williams overcame a spirited challenge from fellow American Madison Keys to become the oldest Australian Open finalist in the open era on Thursday.

Williams recovered from a break down in the opening set and saw teenager Keys save seven match points before eventually securing a 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 win in an hour and 24 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

The world number one will face second seed Maria Sharapova in Saturday's final after Sharapova had earlier defeated fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets.

Wozniacki: Unfortunately I lost to a better player

Caroline Wozniacki posted this picture on her Instagram page after the US Open final. Credit: Instagram/carowozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki has congratulated Serena Williams on her 18th Grand Slam title, saying, "Unfortunately I lost to a better player".

The Danish tennis star wrote on Twitter.

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