This week in women’s sport, England roars their way into the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time in their history, Team GB finishes with 47 medals at the European Baku Games and Serena Williams ‘Shakes it off’ with Taylor Swift in Hyde Park
The Lionesses reached the semi-finals of the World Cup – OMG!
After their 2-1 victory against hosts Canada on Saturday, England has stormed into the last remaining four countries in the Women’s World Cup tournament. The girls who scored two goals in the first 15 minutes of their game last weekend are feeling confident about their game against the tournaments favourites, Japan.
Even the legend himself (David Beckham) and Wayne Rooney were among those to congratulate the women after being the first England side to reach the World Cup semi-finals since 1990
Lucy Bronze, defender said: ‘We know how we can beat them. England are going all the way!’
The girls have been flooded with messages of support since their triumphant victory against Canada, with an outstanding 1.6m people on BBC television viewing the match. It wasn’t easy staying up till midnight (way past our bedtime) to watch the game, but it has been an absolute thrill to support the ladies.
Even the legend himself (David Beckham) and Wayne Rooney were among those to congratulate the women after being the first England side to reach the World Cup semi-finals since 1990. England will play Japan on Thursday at midnight. Fingers crossed!
Team GB smash the Baku Games
Hibbott who is only 15 years old joins Abbie Wood in winning gold for Team GB on the first day of swimming in Baku.
Despite her lack of confidence in winning a gold medal, she was still aiming to storm her way into grabbing a gold medal at the final.
Great Britain successfully won 18 gold medals, ten silver medals and 19 bronze.
Hibbot said: ‘I think this is definitely the highlight of my career so far and it inspires me to go on in the future and do more.’
Great Britain successfully won 18 gold medals, ten silver medals and 19 bronze. Team GB gained the majority of their medals by showing off their swimming talent. Wood won four medals and Hibbott gained one.
As for boxing, we know Nicola Adams won a gold medal for Team GB; this was one of the standout performances the Olympic champion had to present.
On to gymnastics, Hannah Baughn and Ryan Bartlett picked up a trio of bronze medals in the acrobatic gymnastics. Kat Driscoll bounced into second place by winning a silver medal after producing an individual performance on the trampoline.
Serena Williams ‘shakes it off’ with Taylor Swift on stage at Hyde Park.
The World’s number one tennis star took some time from her busy Wimbledon schedule to join pop star Taylor Swift on stage at Hyde Park festival. Even though it’s been three years since her last Wimbledon title, the 33-year-old thought Hyde Park festival would be the ideal place to blow off some steam and then decided to make a guest appearance on stage.
Who else made an appearance in Hyde Park? How about another Wimbledon star, Caroline Wozniacki joined Williams for a photo after making it on stage with ‘Bad Blood’ Swift. Williams claims that she is still unfazed by the challenge of winning all four Grand Slams in a year.
Fun fact: Williams would become the first woman since Steffi Graff in 1988 to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in one year. No pressure for Williams, then.
Williams and Maria Sharapova are in action on day one of Wimbledon 2015. The singles rankings show Serena Williams in first position followed by Czech Petra Kvitova. Unfortunately for the Britons, Heather Watson is ranked in 64th position, with Johanna Konta in 146th place and Naomi Broady in 197th place.
That’s all for this week ladies, let’s cross our fingers for the England squad for Thursday against Japan #WWC.
TOP PHOTO: Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens playing in a single’s first round match against Germany’s Annika Beck on Day 1 of Wimbledon. -Getty
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