Katherine Downes reviews the day's play at SW19 with action, interviews and a special guest in Wimbledon Sportsday.
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Hello and welcome to Sportsday with me, Hugh Ferris.
The headlines this evening: Garbine Muguruza
She wins nine games in a row to prevent Venus Williams
claiming her first Grand Slam title in nine years.
England collapse at Trent Bridge to leave South Africa
Lewis Hamilton storms to a record-equalling pole
position for tomorrow's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Also coming up in the programme, Chris Froome is back in yellow.
He shakes off his rivals on stage 14 to retake the overall lead
And join me, Kate Gray at the Olympic Park, when I will be looking
ahead to all the action at the world para athletic Championships.
So then, plenty to come, including the latest big
Premier League signing, but we'll start at Wimbledon
and while Sunday might bring a very familiar winner,
the women's tournament has produced a new champion.
Let's head there now and join Hugh Woozencroft.
A magical day for Muguruza? Yes, Hugh, a new name etched in Wimbledon
history today, that of Garbine Muguruza. She becomes the second
woman from Spain win the ladies title here. Her stand-in coach
Conchita Martinez won it in 1994. She won it in real style, taking on
the five-time champion Venus Williams.
On Finals weekend, Centre Court brings the generations together,
Garbine Muguruza, one of the newest stars against its greatest survivor.
At 37, the stage was set for Venus Williams aiming to be
Beneath the roof you can hear the secrets of her longevity, power.
She wants to close out points quickly, but amid the aggression
Those flashes took Williams to the brink of the first set.
She had two points for the advantage, but back came
Muguruza, with bravery and brilliance,
Her battling saw off break points and suddenly she had the lead.
That exchange would have its effect on Williams.
Even with her experience, she gets unsettled.
Muguruza has grown into this tournament, now she had
Three breaks in the second set had her racing towards the title.
Two years ago she was denied by Serena.
Tears of despair a couple of years ago but overwhelming joy now.
Venus Williams says she will be back again to win more.
It was the game's new star to light up centre.
I had I think the hardest match today against Venus.
I grew up watching her play so it is incredible
SUE BARKER: But she was an inspiration?
That first set was crucial, wasn't it?
We both had a lot of chances so I am glad I made it.
Congratulations, it is amazing. I know how hard you work. This means
so much to you and your family. Well done today. Beautiful. But also,
Venus, well done to you because you have had a great tournament. Yes,
thank you. Thank you to my team who have been here day in, day out.
Thank you to my family. I love you guys. And a message to Serena? I
miss you. I tried my best to do the same things you do, but I think
they'll be other opportunities, I do.
So Venus Williams says she'll be back but it was a fantastic day for
Garbine Muguruza. After the match we spoke to another former champion,
Mary Pierce. It was quite something. That first set was a real battle.
There was the epic long rally of 19 shots where Garbine Muguruza played
so solid, so aggressive. I think that really turned things around for
her, winning that game, going to 5-5 and winning the first set. And it
seemed physically Venus Williams was at the same player in the second
set. The first set took a lot out of her physically. Very quickly,
Garbine Muguruza took that match. But so happy for her. I think she
really deserves it. She has worked hard to get back to where she is
now. Garbine Muguruza won the French Open last year and I was so happy to
see that smile on her face afterwards. And having Conchita
Martinez in her camp as well has also given her confidence that
someone else has already done this and can give her tips. What does
this victory mean to her, the second grand slam title, how big an
achievement if this? I think it consolidates and concerns your
position in tennis and to say, I am a champion, I am a grand slam
champion now, I have done it twice. I'm here to stay and hopefully to
win some more titles. Garbine Muguruza did not have a great year
over the last 12 months. It has been hard for her to adjust to a new
lifestyle. So many things have changed and she has had real
difficulties. There is a time it takes to get used to that. She has
gone through that time and now she is Wimbledon champion now. Having
two grand slam titles will give her a lot more confidence for the rest
of the year. Venus Williams will be so disappointed. There was so much
history riding on this match. Were you disappointed? I was so proud of
her. At 37 years old, and with an immune condition, to be playing so
well is incredible. After everything she has been doing in her career,
she obviously enjoys playing tennis. She is obviously sad that she lost
but I think she can be proud of herself because she knows she has
gone out there and she has given 100% of herself and really left
everything out on the court. Mary Pierce with David on steam.
British fans would have been hoping Johanna Konta could make it to the
final but it was not to be for her. Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid
defended their wheelchair In what was a repeat
of last year's final, this years was played on a show
court for the first time. The pair had to come from behind
after losing the first set on a tie break to France's Stephane Houdet
and Nicolas Peifer. It is quite tiring and we had to
restart and go again. I think we did a good job of having no regrets,
playing instinctively, and that is what we did in the end. More finals
today. Out on Centre Court there is a very tight men's doubles final.
Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic taking on Lukasz Kubot
Well, focus turns to the men's final tomorrow.
14 years after winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon,
Roger Federer stands on the verge of an historic eighth
All-England Club triumph and 19th Grand Slam title.
Victory over Marin Cilic would also make the 35-year-old the oldest man
I think the record is really gave me an extra source of motivation and
inspired me to train harder and inspire me to keep doing what I am
doing. The greats of the game did not play for records. I could get
inspired by the fact that maybe I could break a record. Now we are in
the same situation again, it reminds me of May be my first Wimbledon when
I was trying to do that or when I was trying to defend my first
Wimbledon or going for my fifth Wimbledon to beat Bjorn Borg was
amazing. I am happy to have these moments at Wimbledon. I know when I
step on court against Cilic, I will be ready. The occasion will not be
too big to conquer, to understand what I am going through. I will be
ready and I am looking forward to it. So Federer are going for a slice
of history tomorrow when he takes on Croatia's Marin Cilic. The big news
is Garbine Muguruza of Spain has won the ladies title over Venus
Williams. Thank you.
England have handed South Africa control of the second test
at Trent Bridge after a batting collapse on day two.
After wrapping up the tourists' first innings for 335 this morning.
England were bowled out for 205 in reply, losing 7
And South Africa have extended their lead.
A serene scene at Trent Bridge. Down below, Joe Root and England prop
Leave plotting to break that. If there is one player they can rely on
to create noise, it is James Anderson. Needing four dismissals to
wrap up the South Africa innings, Anderson was in no mood to share
them out. Little over half an hour played, 335 all out. The applause
well earned. Now over to South Africa, to plot their response. It
was as swift as it was effective. Alistair Cook stopped before he was
allowed to get started. The very next ball, Keaton Jennings, out.
Trent Bridge suddenly silenced. Then it was down to Joe Root to get the
crowd on their feet. He passed 50. A recovery of sorts but one that would
not last. When he went for 78, England were right back
in trouble. Benz begs could not offer a single run of help. Now the
only sound, that of wickets falling and South Africa celebrating.
England collapsing to 205 all out. The day ending as it began, with
South Africa batting. Only Trent Bridge now a little less calm. South
Africa are firmly in control. England's women have set up
a World Cup semifinal clash with South Africa after a convincing
92 run win over West Indies today. They continued their good form
with the bat, posting 220-7 In reply, West Indies
never came close, losing wickets regularly
with Natalie Sciver picking up 3 as England sealed
a comfortable victory. Australia will meet India
in the other semifinal. Confirmation that England
finished top of the group stage. Australia beat South Africa today
by 59 runs, finishing second India's huge 186 runs win over
New Zealand saw them finish third. Lewis Hamilton will start tomorrow's
British Grand Prix on pole position as he attempts to make
history at Silverstone. Patrick Gearey watched the Mercedes
driver dominate today's qualifying. The future of the British Grand Prix
might be unclear, but its presence, that is all about Lewis Hamilton.
This weekend they have come to see Lewis Hamilton come to make history,
to level Alain Prost and Jim Clark's record of five race wins in the
British Grand Prix. Hamilton equalled Clark's record of five pole
positions. It started in very British conditions. The drizzle but
had disrupted final practice, reappeared for the first session of
qualifying. Daniel Ricciardo suffered turbo failure and there was
a problem for full on the -- Ben Ando Alonzo. Hamilton came to the
fore in Q2 and Q3. His final lap was quicker than Kimi Raikkonen. I
needed to make sure I got that lap in. I did not do it in the last race
so I made sure I saved it this weekend. Thank you, guys so much. A
sensational piece of driving which will be remembered by all who saw
it. Motor racing offers no guarantees. When Hamilton gets
ahead, he does not often look back. It could prove a crucial day
at the Tour de France after Chris Froome reclaimed
the leader's yellow jersey The Team Sky rider finished
just a second behind stage-winner Michael Matthews,
but managed to break away from the previous overall
leader Fabio Aru. Turning a six second deficit
into a 19 second advantage. Britain have won a second gold
at the World Para-athletics Making it four medals
in total so far. And there are plenty of chances
to add to that tally during the evening session
on day two. Kate we should start with Stef Reid
after her gold today. Absolutely right. Stef Reid has been
waiting for this gold medal for 11 years. She was over the moon to
receive the gold medal. It has been very windy here at the Olympic Park.
She took the lead from her first jump, then bettered it in the third
round to five metres 40 and managed to maintain that lead until the very
end. Showing off all her composure and experience she has gained over
the years, and in front of the home crowd, it was the dream ending for
Stef Reid. We spoke to her afterwards, as much as it has been
an overwhelming moment for her, I think it has sunk in. This is what
she had to say. I think it was overwhelming but I probably need a
moment to reflect on it. It is really satisfying. When you work on
something for a long time, it is satisfying. I think I am really
grateful and thankful to everyone who has stayed with me and been on
the journey. Two goals so far but there could be more later on? It
will be a very busy evening taking place in the stadium. We have a lot
of Brits in action. I will give you the highlights. Paralympics champion
Richard Whitehead goes in his trademark event the 200 metres, the
event which made him famous at London 2012. He has been in
incredible form this season. He has already broken the world record in
this event. He is feeling confident at the age of 40 that he will still
be able to perform here in London and definitely put on a great show
for the crowds here. We are definitely looking forward to seeing
him. Also Kadeena Cox. You may remember her from the Paralympics.
She was the only athlete to compete in two sports and win gold in both,
the athletics and cycling. She will go in the T 30 to 100 metres. And
there is also Hollie Arnold, the Paralympic champion, will champion
and hoping to defend her title in the javelin throw. She missed out on
a medal five years ago and will be hoping to put that right in front of
the home crowd this evening. Thank you.
and Emma Wiggs both won gold at the Para-canoe European
Championships in Bulgaria, adding to their Paralympic
Former swimmer-turned canoeist Chippington,
who has won 12 Paralympic medals, beat Russian Alexandra Dupik
into first place by almost a second and a half in the KL1W 200 metres
Wiggs won the KL2W 200 metres final, and was almost three seconds
faster than her fellow British team-mate Charlotte Henshaw
The England under 19 and have won their Championship final against
Georgia. The under 19 took the lead through a second-half header before
one of the worst or best goals you will ever see. England again went in
front in the second half. Lucas Metra has won this for them. This is
for England is another significant piece of silverware in what has been
a fantastic summer for them in the age groups.
Chelsea have completed the signing of French
international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.
The 22-year-old helped the principality side claim
the Ligue 1 title last season, and joins Chelsea on a five-year
contract for a reported fee of up to 40 million pounds.
Great Britain's Lois Toulson and Matty Lee have won silver
in the diving mixed 10 metre synchronised event at the World
The teenagers, who won European gold together last month,
held off the challenge of North Korea who had to settle for third.
It means a lot. We have not been training that long, about a year
now. We have shown really good performances over Europe and in
Britain. This is our first world competition and we have done well
which we are happy with. It is hard to do synchro with a boy and girl
pairing but I think we suit really well together on the board. I don't
know what it is but I feel like I relax with Lois a lot on the board
and she died is really amazing. It is a good partnership and we are
happy. Ian Poulter has a share of the lead
heading into the final round He's on nine under par along with
another Englishman Callum Shinkwin Poulter, who finished second
in the Players Championship back Three birdies for him, this approach
shot on the eighth helping him to one of those his playing partner
24-year-old Shinkwin, ranking outside the world's top 400,
had a mixed round - Horse racing's prestigious
Darley July Cup was won Ridden by Adam Kirby,
the Clive Cox trained sprinter avenged his defeat to Carravagio
at Royal Ascot by seeing off the unbeaten heavy favourite
into 3rd place today at Newmarket. Harry Angel's win was a nice
birthday present for owner Sheik Mohammed who won his first
July Cup. There'll be more sport here on BBC
News throughout the evening. From the team here, it is goodbye