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Back page sports stories Watson out of Wimbledon in first round British number two Heather Watson went out in the first round of Wimbledon after…

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Watson out of Wimbledon in first round

British number two Heather Watson went out in the first round of Wimbledon after a 3-6, 6-0, 12-10 defeat by German Annika Beck.

The pair resumed their rain-delayed match from Wednesday in the third set.

Watson’s serve was broken twice early on but she went on to win four consecutive games to level.

But the 24-year-old failed to convert three match points and it was Beck who found the elusive break in the deciding set, which lasted one hour 44 minutes.

Phelps qualifies for his fifth Olympic Games

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has qualified for his fifth Olympic Games after winning the US 200m butterfly trials.

The 18-time gold medalist retired after London 2012 before returning to the pool in 2014.

He was arrested for drink-driving later that year and was banned from competitive swimming for six months.

Phelps, 31, said after qualifying: “That was probably harder than any swim I have had in my life.”

He is the first American male swimmer to make five Olympic teams.

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