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Watson leads British women's charge at Wimbledon

Heather Watson comes to this year's tournament in strong form. Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

British female number one Heather Watson will begin her Wimbledon campaign today, after Andy Murray's first round victory yesterday ensured Murray mania is back for another year.

Today also sees a host of big names step out onto the courts in SW19 including Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Roger Federer.

Watson will take on Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic, while fellow British hopeful Samantha Murray will take on reigning French Open champion Maria Sharapova - in perhaps the most daunting match-up of the round.

Asked about what she thought of her British opponent at the weekend, Sharapova said: "I don't know much about her. I will try to find some videos, do a little scouting."

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