Watson bids for Wimbledon glory

This Is Lancashire: Great Britain's Heather Watson is on Centre Court Great Britain's Heather Watson is on Centre Court

British number one Heather Watson will continue her bid for Wimbledon glory on Centre Court today.

The Guernsey-born 22-year-old is set to play Angelique Kerber from Germany.

Watson is scheduled to play after Rafael Nadal, while the match lined up after her clash features Roger Federer.

She will be hoping to emulate Murray's victory yesterday.

The Scot got the royal seal of approval when the Duchess of Cornwall left her seat in the Royal Box to go and watch his match instead which was on Court Number One.

Tennis fan Camilla also personally congratulated him on his second round win when they bumped into each other afterwards.

Murray, 27, powered to victory, needing just an hour and 24 minutes to see off Blaz Rola 6-1 6-1 6-0.

Shortly after Murray's match against Rola got under way, the glamour of Wimbledon sounded with the pop of a champagne cork, amusing the spectators.

Speaking afterwards about his royal fan, he said: "Well, it's nice that she came to watch the match obviously."

Murray also described the moment Luis Suarez appeared to bite defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup game as "really weird" and "just wrong".

The tennis ace was asked what he made of the Uruguay footballer during his country's clash with Italy and said there is "obviously something not quite right there".

Meanwhile, Murray's mother has described the moment he leapt to the rescue of a dog while en route to the tournament.

The Wimbledon champion stopped traffic as he saw the labradoodle running towards oncoming cars at the weekend then returned it to its startled owner.

Judy Murray said her reaction was: "What you doing? You're on the way to Wimbledon and you're going to get run over."

She said the dog's owner was shocked to see who had saved her pet.

"Andy was sitting in the car and she just went, 'Oh my God'."

Ms Murray was remaining coy about rumours she is to star in Strictly Come Dancing, but made it clear who she would like to dance with.

When asked who she would like to have as a professional partner on the show, if she were to take part, she immediately said: "Artem."

Artem Chigvintsev is one of the programme's professional dancers.

The 54-year-old tennis coach is a big fan of Strictly and has posted comments about the dancers on her Twitter account.

She is believed to be in the advanced stage of talks to join the next series.

Ms Murray, who was serving up coffee to fans in the queue and posing for selfies, was asked why she would choose Chigvintsev.

"Because I think he is a phenomenal dancer and I love watching him dance," she said.

Echoing Sir Bruce Forsyth's catchphrase, she added: "He's my favourite."

Asked if Chigvintsev's toned chest had anything to do with her preference, she joked: "That's not bad either. That helps!"

Ms Murray was also coy about bookmakers closing betting on her son getting engaged to girlfriend Kim Sears during the tournament - and her views on the Scottish independence vote.

She volleyed back questions on both with "no comment" replies.

Elsewhere, British player Naomi Broady's Wimbledon campaign ended with a straight-sets victory for Caroline Wozniacki.

After the match Broady said she apologised to Wozniacki for not being more of a challenge.

"I apologised for not giving her a very good match for her next round.

"She's very sweet, such a nice girl inside and out. She's been through a rough time recently, and I'm super happy for her to go through the next round.

"Even if she had to beat me. Damn her," she said.

Golf star Rory McIlroy announced his relationship with former world number one Wozniacki was over last month because he was not ready for marriage - even though wedding invitations had just been sent out.

The Danish athlete, who has already talked about her love life at the tournament, has spoken again about dating.

"I got a few people out there asking me if I want to date them. I'm like, well, I'm taking my time, taking it easy at the moment.

"I kind of feel like I need to be single for a while," she said.

On day two, Wozniacki was asked about Spanish tennis player Feliciano Lopez, and she smiled and said: "This is very awkward."

Heartthrob Lopez was dubbed "Deliciano" by Judy Murray in 2011.

After two days of attendance at Wimbledon being down on the same days last year, yesterday had an increased number of people in the grounds.

There were 43,680 people on day three - an increase of 2,537 on the same day last year.

So far, 127,678 people have been to the 2014 Championships.

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