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Serena Guthrie: 'England can reach netball final at Commonwealth Games'

Serena Guthrie says that England's netball squad has the ability to reach the final of the Commonwealth Games this summer.

England netballer Serena Guthrie believes that the squad has the ability to reach the Commonwealth Games final in Glasgow.

Anna Mayes's side have never previously made it to that stage of the event, having lost four semi-finals since the sport made its debut in 1998.

"We want to be in that final," Guthrie, who will be competing at her first Commonwealth Games, told BBC Sport. "We want to be competing and we want to show world netball that we're not a bronze medal team anymore.

"We've sat down and talked about what medal we want and it's not a bronze. We want to be in that final and that's our goal and we'll be pushing hard for that.

"You have to put in the performances in order to believe, and I think we've done that more consistently over the past four years. It's my first games and I'm really excited, I'm not sure what to expect."

Guthrie, 24, made her England debut as a 17-year-old back in 2008.

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Monday's key events

· Jonny Brownlee will look to make the most of his brother Alistair's absence as he goes for gold in the men's triathlon (10.30pm-1am)

· Team GB get their campaign underway with two matches, against Canada and Japan (from 1.30am)

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· Tom Daley and Matty Lee take part in the men's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

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