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Heroic Heather leaves her mark on childhood idol Serena Williams

After Britain’s No1 pushed Wimbledon’s top-seed all the way, Esther Addley takes a look at the rise of Guernsey’s 23-year-old tennis star

Heather Watson and Serena Williams had never played each other before Friday, and the world No1 admitted earlier this week that she “[didn’t] know her at all”.

But the British 23-year-old’s name will be considerably more familiar to Williams today, after Watson pushed the five-time Wimbledon champion to the very brink of a sensational Centre Court defeat, only to be squeezed out by the American superstar in a heartbreaking final set.

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