Wednesday 15 July 2015

Sports Roundup

My reading of the women's World Cup Final was on the money results-wise, but how it panned out was quite something to behold. Who would've thought the US would've put so many goals past Japan during the first 15 minutes of the game. It had shades of Brazil vs Germany in the men's World Cup about it, where the Germans just kept putting them past Brazil without reply as if it was the easiest thing ever. Hopefully next time the England girls can go one better and make the final. As long as the US aren't in it!

 In boxing news I was sad to hear that Carl Froch is hanging up his gloves for the last time. There's speculation that he's scared to take on this opponent or that, but it's all hot air really. Froch was never one to avoid fighters and he really did provide plenty of bang for your buck in terms of the number of exciting bouts he was part of. The boxing calendar is a little bare nowadays so Froch retiring is a shame. The main fight I have my eye on right now is September's Wladimir Klitschko (1/4) vs Tyson Fury (7/2). I'll be going into that in more detail sometime soon!

I'll also be featuring a post on the Glorious Goodwood horse racing meeting towards the end of the month. It's been a while since I've taken a punt on any of the major racing meets and how the weather is right now I might even go down at watch it at the course.

In Tennis news, the formidable 33 year old Serena Williams clinched her sixth Wimbledon title beating Spain's Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 and is now in possession of all four major titles, the 'Serena Slam'. Muguruza beat Williams at the French Open just last year but couldn't repeat that feat here. It wasn't an easy tournament for Serena, with Britain's Heather Williams giving her a run for her money in the third round. The win has catapulted Serena Williams into the position of favourite to win 'Overseas Sport Personality of the Year' at currently just over even money on Betfair.

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