How twitter went off over Watson’s amazing Wimbledon effort

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Does anything bring Britain closer together than sporting endeavour? Past glories such as the Ashes 2005 stick out, alongside Andy Murray’s landmark Wimbledon win in 2013 which ended more than 75 years of hurt.

Well, on the first Friday of Wimbledon 2015, the juices of the nation were stirred once again as British number one Heather Watson so very nearly achieved the result of a life time on centre court.

The world number 59 served for the match 5-4 up against top seed Serena Williams in the deciding set, but in true 20-time Grand Slam winner fashion, the American found a way to win.

“I was two points away from winning, so I’m pretty disappointed,” said Watson. “I’ve learnt that I can compete with the best in the world and I can play really good tennis.”

Watson ultimately walked away empty handed, but the 23-year-old Guernsey girl’s later tweet showed her appreciation for the partisan crowd inside Centre Court, while the hashtag #ComeOnHeather had been doing the rounds as the drama unfolded.

The woman of the hour lets the Wimbledon crowd know how she felt about their support…

Sky Sports Tennis summarizes exactly what Serena said afterward…

As the nations began to believe Watson was going to win the thrilling contest the
TheSPORTbible rolled out this tweet showing the magnitude of what was unfolding…

It was all getting a bit much for Sky Sports Presenter David Garrido…

Olympic long jump gold medalist Greg Rutherford’s incredulous tweet got a lot
of love in the twitter-sphere…

Scotland’s First Minister showed her sporty side by getting involved…

A great day for British Tennis, as @BritishTennis were keen to point out…

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Lily Pebbles let her 90K followers she was tuning in
which illustrated the diversity of support for Watson…