Wimbledon wild cards for Heather Watson and Laura Robson

Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Davis Cup stalwart James Ward are among the players to have been awarded Wimbledon wild cards.

Heather Watson has been granted a Wimbledon wild card. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The All England Club announced the first batch of wild cards yesterday but there was no room for last year’s hero Marcus Willis.

The 26-year-old caused a sensation with his run through pre-qualifying and qualifying before going out in the second round against Roger Federer on Centre Court.

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Watson has dropped outside the top 100 after a difficult 12 months, while Robson continues to work her way slowly back up the rankings following debilitating wrist problems.

Naomi Broady and 20-year-old Katie Boulter are the other British women to have been given wild cards.

German Tommy Haas, who knocked out Roger Federer in Stuttgart last week, has been granted one last appearance at Wimbledon at the age of 39.