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WOMEN’S SPORT: Heather Watson out of Wimbledon but UK golfers blitz top three places at Ladies Italian Open

Heather Watson out of Wimbledon but England golfers blitz top three places at the Ladies Italian Open, plus where to watch the Tour de France – Taylor Kauffman brings us a big week in women’s sports.


WIMBLEDON — Heather Watson out

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As of last weekend, Heather Watson is no longer in the running for the championship. Watson lost in the 2nd round to German 9th seed, Angelique Kerber.

GOLF — Florentyna Parker, Holly Clyburn and Rebecca Hudson stop three triumph

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In the Ladies Italian Open this weekend, English golfers staggeringly took not only first place, but second and third as well. Florentyna Parker won the tournament with a score of 68, but I think the best part of her victory was the albatross she picked up on the 14th hole. I’m not talking about the bird, that means Parker finished the hole three strokes under par — getting her an albatross and a title. Holly Clyburn came in second with a score of 70, and Rebecca Hudson finished third with a 71.

CYCLING — Laura Trott wins British National Championships

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We have another champion after the weekend — Healthista favourite Laura Trott won the British Cycling National Championships on Sunday. The British cyclist beat defending champion, Lizzie Armistead for the title.


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Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton will make a cameo appearance on Emmerdale in July 4th’s episode, which will highlight the Grand Depart of the Tour de France happening the following day.

TOUR DE FRANCE – It’s coming to the UK July 3rd – 7th

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That’s right, stage one of the Tour de France begins Saturday in Yorkshire. This is only the second year the world famous race has been to London (the first being in 2007). If you’re wondering what to do during the Tour de France, try going to one of the fan parks around the area. They will have food, drinks, coverage of the race and other activities. One fan park will be at Harrogate from July 3rd through the 6th, and one at both Green Park and Trafalgar Square from July 5th through the 7th.


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