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brilliant british tennis in beijing
British male and female number one, Andy Murray and Johanna Konta celebrated a fantastic week at the end of The China Open. Murray claimed the title after a straight sets win over Grigor Dimitrov and is now hot on the tails of Novak Djokovic for the world number one spot.
Not since 1984 and Jo Durie’s reign, has a British female tennis player entered the world’s top ten. Even though Johanna Konta lost her final to Agnieszka Radwanska, she has joined this exclusive group of players and will aim to climb the rankings in 2017.
England Cricket – from jubilation to despair
On Friday, England’s cricketers claimed an unlikely win in the first of a three match ODI series against Bangladesh. Newcomer, Jake Ball, scored a phifer (took five wickets) whilst fellow debutant, 21 year-old Ben Duckett, scored 60 in his maiden innings.
The second ODI, however, ended in defeat for England. The hosts won by 34 runs with controversy over the dismissal of captain, Jos Buttler. The third and final ODI in the series will take place in Chittagong on Wednesday.
Rosberg top of the tree in japan
Formula 1 championship leader, Nico Rosberg, moved one step closer to winning his first championship after leading from the start to claim victory in Suzuka. With only four races left in the season, Rosberg now holds a commanding 33 point lead over Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, who is vying for his third consecutive Formula 1 championship.
The wallabies take down Los pumas at twickenham
On Saturday, Twickenham Stadium hosted the first ever Rugby Championship game in Europe, with Australia and Argentina locking horns at the home of England rugby. In an uncharacteristically disorganised performance from Argentina, Australia were able to take control of the game, coming out 33–21 winners. Both Argentina and Australia will return to Twickenham in November for matches against England and – given the form of Eddie Jones’ men – both will struggle to defeat England unless performances improve.