This week in women’s sport, Jessica Ennis-Hill feels uncertain about going to the World Athletics Championships in Beijing next month, Arsenal boosted their Women’s Super League One title by beating Notts County Ladies 2-1 and the Women’s Ashes is rescheduled after rain washed out Sunday’s play
Olympic heptathlon champion is uncertain about competing in Beijing next month
After her three best performances since the Olympics at the weekend’s Anniversary Games in London, Ennis-Hill and her coach Toni Minichiello have to make a decision this week announcing the British team for the World Athletics Championships in Beijing next month. Following the birth of her son Reggie, Ennis-Hill returned back to her career last May, she performed impressively in the 100m hurdles last Friday before setting the season’s bests in the long jump and 200m on Saturday.
The 29-year-old feels she’s making progress and she is elated about her performance… (I would be, too). So who is Ennis-Hill’s main rival? Katarina Johnson-Thompson was down on her best in the long jump on Saturday but said she had been hampered by a quad problem for three weeks.
The Anniversary Games in London was the first time Ennis-Hill and Johnson-Thompson had gone head to head since Ennis-Hill returned to the sport, however Johnson-Thompson does want Ennis-Hill to compete in Beijing… Let’s see what happens.
Arsenal Ladies boost their Women’s Super League One title
As a result of their 2-1 victory against Notts County Ladies at Borehamwood last week, the Gunners strike into second position and remain level on points with Sunderland Ladies. Women’s FA Cup finalists Notts will face Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.
Arsenal have now won three games in the span of a week, hats off to their goalkeeper Emma Byrne for a outstanding save to deny Ellen White in the closing stages.
On other WSL news, Chelsea missed the chance to crawl back into first place position after being defeated by Manchester City. After Manchester City gained an early lead in the match, Chelsea managed to equalise the game after Eniola Aluko’s shot, but the Lionesses superstar Steph Houghton’s late free kick deflected in off Claire Rafferty to win it for City.
Where does defeat leave Chelsea? Chelsea is now in third place after wins from Sunderland and Arsenal, City on the other hand are four points off the top.
Birmingham City Ladies beat Liverpool Ladies 1-0, making this Birmingham’s first WSL win of 2015.
Women’s Ashes: Rain, rain, go away…
The third and final one-day international of the Women’s Ashes series between England and Australia at Worcester has been postponed to take place on Monday after the rain washing out their Sunday play.
The game should have begun at 10:30 am Sunday, but was called off due to the rain (don’t be too surprised, this is British weather). If the rain decides to go away, a full 50-over game will start at 10:30 on Monday morning. Let’s hope it’s not going to be another wet one.
In case you’re wondering what England’s progress is in the Women’s Ashes 2015, England beat Australia in the first ODI (One Day International) and Australia levelled with England after beating them in the second ODI.
TOP PHOTO: Dan Carter gets the ball away from her opponent. -@ArsenalLadies
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