In immediately’s information: Aryna Sabalenka eases into spherical two at Wimbledon, Sydney McLaughlin units a brand new 400m world report, and Arsenal announce Jonas Eidevall as their new head coach.
Aryna Sabalenka wins Wimbledon opener
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus has reached spherical two of the English Grand Slam after beating Romania’s Monica Niculescu 6-1, 6-4.
The world quantity 4 breezed into the subsequent spherical after taking lower than half-hour to win the primary set. This is the primary time in her skilled profession that Sabalenka has progressed into spherical two of Wimbledon.
The 23-year-old will face both Danielle Lao of the US or Britain’s Katie Boulter within the subsequent spherical.
Sydney McLaughlin breaks 400m world report
US runner Sydney McLaughlin has smashed the ladies’s 400m world report at US Olympic athletics trials in Oregon.
The 21-year-old beat Olympic and world champion Dalilah Muhammad within the closing of the trials, additionally smashing her opponent’s earlier report time. McLaughlin set a brand new world finest time of 51.90 seconds after the occasion was pushed again as a consequence of a heatwave.
“There’s no animosity, simply two nice athletes pushing one another,” the brand new world report holder mentioned after the race.
Jonas Eidevall joins Arsenal
Arsenal have lastly introduced their new head coach following the departure of Joe Montemurro earlier this yr.
Jonas Eidevall has expertise teaching in each the boys’s and ladies’s video games, having fun with profitable stints with males’s aspect Lunds BK – after being promoted from assistant coach – to FC Rosengård ladies’s, the place he received back-to-back Damallsvenskan titles.
The Swede will look to problem for the Women’s Super League title with Arsenal after the Gunners completed third final season. Find out extra about their new supervisor with our full profile on him.
Johanna Konta withdraws from Wimbledon
The British primary has been pressured to withdraw from the English Grand Slam after a member of her staff examined constructive for Covid-19.
Konta has stepped down from her involvement on this yr’s event after she was deemed to have come into shut contact with the constructive case. The information comes as an enormous blow to the world quantity 31, who lately loved a victory on the Nottingham Open in entrance of dwelling followers.
Loughborough Lightning win Netball Superleague
For the primary time of their historical past, Loughborough Lightning have received the Netball Superleague.
After shedding simply three matches the complete season, the Lightning completed high of the desk heading into Grand Finals weekend.
They thwarted semi-final opponents Leeds Rhinos 58-38 earlier than occurring to snub Team Bath of a sixth VNSL title within the closing spherical.
Loughborough beat the highest flight heavyweights 49-32 in entrance of a 1,000 heavy crowd on the Copper Box Arena, changing into simply the sixth totally different aspect to raise the title. Read up on their journey to the trophy right here.
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