This week, Serena Williams wins her sixth Wimbledon title; Women’s Super League resumes after a two month break due to the WWC and Team GB win gold in the Rowing World Cup.
Serena Williams beat Garbine Muguruza in the final of Wimbledon 2015
You all suspected it- even if you’re not a massive fan of tennis, Serena Williams holder of all four major titles clinches her sixth Wimbledon title by beating Garbine Murguruza 6-4, 6-4. The 33-year-old American won on Centre Court to claim her 21st Grand Slam title and third of 2015. Murguruza played her first Grand Slam final and took a 4-2 lead for some time which gave the top seed a scare by battling back from a set and 5-1 down with two breaks of serve.
Williams withstood a late fight back from 20th seed Murguruza, 21, to come through in one hour and 23 minutes… Nothing is impossible for Williams. Williams who completed the ‘Selena Slam’ in 2003 admits that her game was a challenge for her but she had to stay out there and work really hard.
‘There was definitely pressure towards the end,’ said Williams.
She will head to the US Open next month where she aims to complete the first calendar year Grand Slam of her career.
England’s Lionesses return for the second half of the Women’s Super League
Chelsea, who are currently holding the number one position of Season One and are unbeaten this year, are on their way to Wembley on 1 August for the first ever Women’s FA Cup final to be held at the national stadium. The returning World Cup players are Claire Rafferty, Eniola Aluko and Katie Chapman (England), Ji So-Yun (South Korea) and Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden). So far this season Chelsea have four consecutive league wins before drawing their last two games before the Women’s World Cup commenced.
Goals from Gilly Flaherty, Gemma Davison, Ji So-Yun and Millie Farrow saw their team to a 4-1 victory against Bristol Academy yesterday, stretching their lead at the top to five points.
Chelsea are a lot of people’s favourites. Emma Hayes, the only female manager in WSL 1 is clearly doing a good job.
Did you know? Chelsea and South Korea forward Ji-So-Yun won the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award, well done girl.
Next Saturday, it’s a big day for Women’s Super League, with three games that are set to play; it should be a cosy ‘sit in front of the telly with a bag of popcorn moment’ for all you football lovers out there.
Rowing World Cup: Women’s pair win gold
On to rowing, a sport that you might not have known had its own ‘World Cup’ (I know I didn’t). Well, great news for Great Britain because not only did the men’s team win a gold medal in Switzerland- so did the women’s pair. Which means in total Team GB won two gold medals, woohoo!
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won with a 27th straight win last Sunday in Lucerne, Switzerland. Not only do we win gold, there was also a bronze medal that was secured by Great Britain for the women’s eight team who trained behind winners Canada and second place winners New Zealand.
There are three World Cup regattas each year and the nation to have the most points after the final event is declared the winner. Britain has won six times in seven years between 2007 and 2013 which was their last win.
Amy Yang beaten at US Women’s Open
In golf news, South Korea’s Amy Yang shot a one-under-par third-round score of 69, which, for the little baffled, means she maintained a three shot lead which secured her play in the final of the US Women’s open.
But unfortunately she was beaten to the top spot by South Korea’s In Gee Chun yesterday at Lancaster Country Club by one shot. In Gee Chun, 20, shot a four-under-par 66 in the final round to finish eight-under for the tournament and win her first major title.
Defending champion Michelle Wie of the United States finished 11th, six shots back.
TOP PHOTO: Serena Williams celebrates after her victory in the Final Of The Ladies’ Singles against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, July 11
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