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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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Wimbledon in silence in memory of Tunisia victims

Spectators and staff at Wimbledon have paid tribute to the 38 people killed in last week's terror attack in Tunisia.

Hundreds stood in silence on Murray Mound at midday before clapping once the minute was over.

Matches started at 12.15pm rather than the usual 11.30am to allow players, staff and fans to take part.

Wimbledon descended into silence for the tribute. Credit: BBC
Police officers stand with their heads bowed during the silence. Credit: Reuters
Spectators observe a national minute's silence. Credit: Reuters

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Aljaz Bedene crashes out of Wimbledon

Aljaz Bedene Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

British tennis player Aljaz Bedene has crashed out of the Wimbledon championships after losing in four sets to Viktor Troicki, the number 22 seed.

Slovenian-born Bedene, playing his first Wimbledon since gaining British citizenship, lost to the Serbian 6-4 3-6 6-2 6-4.

Brit Ward heads into third round at Wimbeldon

James Ward is through. Credit: PA

Great Britain can boast two men in Wimbledon's third round for the first time since 2002 after James Ward blasted past Jiri Vesely in four sets.

British number three Ward surrendered 65 places in the world rankings to his opponent but produced an accomplished showing to brush past the 21-year-old Czech 6-2 7-6 (7/4) 3-6 6-3.

Shortly after Andy Murray dispatched Robin Haase in straight sets, Ward completed his own triumph to hand Britain two men in Wimbledon's third round for the first time since the Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski era.

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