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Senior News Writer — Guardian
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Senior news writer at The Guardian. esther.addley@guardian.co.uk

Heroic Heather leaves her mark on childhood idol Serena Williams

theguardian.com — Heather Watson and Serena Williams had never played each other before Friday, and the world No 1 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.

Kyrgios bounces racket into spectators during tantrum at Wimbledon

theguardian.com — It was his third match at Wimbledon in five days, and the third time Nick Kyrgios had attracted the attention of the umpire for the wrong reasons.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands criticises Wimbledon's 'excessive' clothing rule

theguardian.com — The American player Bethanie Mattek-Sands has criticised Wimbledon's rigid enforcement of its rules on players wearing only white clothing, saying the tournament has gone too far in forbidding even the smallest glimpse of coloured clothing or trim on players' kits.

Heather Watson defiantly slams 'cowardly' social media abuse

theguardian.com — The British No 1 tennis player Heather Watson has hit back at the "cowards" who have sent her death threats on social media. Following an emphatic straight sets victory over the former world No 5 Daniela Hantuchova, Watson said trolling messages had become such a usual occurrence that she had stopped checking her social media accounts, but that the abuse usually came from gamblers, "because you either win or lose them money".

Wimbledon 2015: ball boy faints on tournament's hottest ever day

theguardian.com — A ball boy was hospitalised and spectators and players struggled to cope with the hottest temperatures in Wimbledon history on Wednesday, as at least one senior player questioned why female competitors are allowed to take a break during very hot matches but male players are not.

Wimbledon 2015: ball boy collapses on court during Isner-Ebden match

theguardian.com — The heat appeared to be taking its toll on court at Wimbledon when a ball boy collapsed on court during a match. Though the cause of the collapse was unconfirmed, the boy was taken unwell shortly before 2pm, during a match between the Australian Matthew Ebden and John Isner of the US, when temperatures on court were soaring.

BBC's new Wimbledon highlights show mauled by critics and viewers

theguardian.com — Critics and viewers have savaged the BBC's new Wimbledon daily highlights package, presented by Clare Balding. The revamped programme, called Wimbledon 2Day, sees Balding and guests discuss the day's play in one of the tournament's hospitality suites.

Wary Wimbledon cuts ground capacity as temperatures soar

theguardian.com — The hottest day of the year hit Wimbledon, as it did the rest of Britain, causing organisers to reduce capacity in the grounds as a precautionary measure.

Pimm's, pagodas, selfie sticks, sun - and some tennis too as Wimbledon begins

theguardian.com — It was, everyone agreed, just about the perfect way to start a tennis tournament. The ground staff, umpires, gardeners, cleaners, officials, ball boys, strawberry-servers and Pimm's-pourers of the All England Club do what they can, of course, to lay on a decent knockabout every summer, but ultimately the power to deliver a dream Wimbledon is in the hands of higher powers, and yesterday they were beaming beatifically on London SW19.

Bejewelled bidets going cheap: London mansion's contents in public auction

theguardian.com — It is the most expensive property ever marketed in Britain, a vast, 45-bedroom mansion overlooking Hyde Park that was formerly home to a Lebanese prime minister and a Saudi prince. But, three years after it emerged that 2-8a Rutland Gate was being discreetly marketed to select multi-billionaires for a mere £300m, the property remains unsold.
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Jul 03, 2015

This is adorable. 12-year-old Heather Watson (currently playing Serena Williams) talks about how SW is her hero.. bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis…

Jul 02, 2015

RT @owen_g: Dustin Brown could have been one of our brave boys. He eventually opted for Germany instead: news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tenn…

Jul 02, 2015

RT @scambers73: With James Ward cracking top 100 Britain will have 3 top 100 men for first time since July 2006 (Murray, Henman, Rusedski) per @ATPWorldTour

Jul 02, 2015

Little detail from @Times today - Slazenger have been supplying balls to #wimbledon for 113 yrs, oldest deal in sport pic.twitter.com/phPgxvTlSZ

Jul 01, 2015

#Wimbledon will delay start of play on Friday from 11.30am to 12.15pm in order to observe minute's silence for Tunisia at noon.

Jun 30, 2015

@a_dewar @lexytopping i normally have all my nails union jacks as you know

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