Result: Heather Watson knocked out of Wimbledon in second round

Great Britain's Heather Watson is knocked out of Wimbledon with defeat to Angelique Kerber in the second round.

British hopeful Heather Watson has failed to progress into the third round at Wimbledon following a 2-6 7-5 1-6 defeat to Angelique Kerber.

Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates beating Britain's Heather Watson during their women's singles second round match on day four of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 26, 2014© Getty Images

The 22-year-old suffered a double break in the opening set, despite securing a break of her own, and Kerber was too strong for the Brit.

After earning another break point, the 26-year-old eased her way to a one-set lead, but Watson fought back in the second as both players were broken twice.

Watson managed to save four break points before pushing on to take Kerber's serve and draw level on sets.

However, the Brit's dominance was short-lived as she was broken twice in the first three games of the deciding set.

Despite getting a break back, it wasn't enough for Watson to challenge as she was forced out of the Grand Slam in her second match.

Angelique Kerber of Germany in action during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Urszula Radwanska of Poland on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 24, 2014
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