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Andy Murray and Johanna Konta march on to fourth round at Wimbledon

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta are the last Britons standing at Wimbledon after losses for Heather Watson and Aljaz Bedene.

Murray beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2 4-6 6-1 7-5 in a tense match which saw the crowd screaming and on their feet at multiple points.

The defending champion saved five set points in the fourth set before eventually winning it and tying up the third round match.

The world number one has made it to the second week at SW19 for the tenth year in a row.

Konta won over Greece's Maria Sakkari 6-4 6-1 and saw her odds shorten even further on becoming Britain's first female winner at Wimbledon for 40 years.

Earlier in the day wildcard Heather Watson suffered defeat at the hands of new mother Victoria Azarenka.

The player from Guernsey won the first set 6-3 but went on to lose the following two 6-1 6-4 on a packed Centre Court.

It was only the Belarusian's fifth match since she gave birth to her son Leo in December 2016.

Bedene lost to Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 7-6 7-5 6-4.

The four players had made a 21st century record for the most Britons through to the third round of play.

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