A Week of Sport #14 – 7 March

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Team GB’s Davis Cup title defence underway

In their first Davis Cup match since claiming the title, Andy Murray beat Kei Nishikori in a thrilling five-set match to give Great Britain a 3–1 victory over Japan. Murray won the match 7–5, 7–6 (8–6), 3–6, 4–6, 6–3 in almost five hours of play. The victory means Great Britain will face Serbia away from home in July’s quarter-finals.

A great weekend for women’s tennis

Heather Watson jumps 31 places to 53 in the world rankings after successfully winning the Monterrey Open over the weekend. It was also good news for Johanna Konta, who got through to the last eight of the tournament and increased her ranking to one to 26. Naomi Broady was also in good form, going up 20 places to 76 after she reached the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open. With Britain’s top three women’s tennis players all inside the top 100, there is a lot to get excited about.

Tuilagi scores first try in almost two years

Manu Tuilagi scored his first try for almost two years as Leicester saw off Exeter to climb to third in the Aviva Premiership. Tuilagi finished a finely-worked team try to put himself into contention for a recall to the England Squad to face Wales this weekend at Twickenham Stadium.

Draw sends Leicester 5 points clear at the top

A crucial equaliser by Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a vital point to keep their title bid alive. A 55th minute yellow card for Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin looked to have ended The Gunners chances of staying in the title race. However, with 14 minutes from time Arsenal superstar, Alexis Sanchez, scored to bring the match to 2–2. Leicester won away from home 1–0 against Watford to extend their lead to five points at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

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