A Week of Sport #24 – 6 June

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Harzand wins the Investec Derby

EPSOM, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Number Six, Harzand wins the Investec Epsom Derby at Epsom Racecourse on June 4, 2016 in Epsom, England.

Harzand held off the challenge from favourite, US Army Ranger, in Saturday’s Investec Derby. The horse had a 13–2 shot at winning the derby and saw off a late injury scare in the morning to end up winning by over a length. The Queen was in official attendance and awarded the Derby Trophy for the first time in her reign as monarch.

Djokovic beats Murray in the French Open final

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy following his victory during the Men's Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France.

World number one, Novak Djokovic, saw off Andy Murray to win his first French Open title. In doing so, he has completed the career Grand Slam, where an individual wins all four majors in a lifetime. Beating Murray 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4, Djokovic won his 12th major title and became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slams at once. As Britain’s first French Open finalist since 1937, Murray was hoping to win the third leg of his career Grand Slam but the Serb was just too strong on the day.

Konta reaches highest world ranking in career

ROME, ITALY - MAY 11: Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates her win over Roberta Vinci of Italy during day four of the The Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2016 on May 11, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

Johanna Konta broke into the world’s top 20 for the first time in her career and is now ranked 18 in the world. She is the first Brit since Jo Durie in 1983 to be in the top 20.

Cook joins the 10,000 runs club as England secure series

CHESTER-LE-STREET, ENGLAND - MAY 30: England captain Alastair Cook salutes the crowd as he leaves the field after winning the 2nd Investec Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Emirates Durham ICG on May 30, 2016 in Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom.

England won the second Test by nine wickets and completed a series victory with captain Alastair Cook reaching 10,000 Test runs. Cook becomes the first Englishman (and youngest ever player) to reach the 10,000 test runs mark. England now have the chance to complete a series white-wash at Lord’s in the third Test, which starts on 9 June.

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