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F1

Silverstone – Carlos Sainz has won his first ever F1 race at his 150th start in drama and crash filled race at the famous Silverstone circuit. Lewis Hamilton finished in third in front of his home crowd breaking another record by recording his 13th podium finish at the one event. Only 14 cars crossed the finish line with a horrific crash at the very start of the race causing an hour delay before racing resumed. Daniel Ricciardo finished in a disappointing 13th. Max Verstappen finished in 7th but remains clear in the title race, 34 points clear of Sergio Perez in second and 43 points clear of Charles Leclerc in third.


Tennis

Swiatek v Cornet – A 25 year old tennis record will remain in tact as Iga Swiatek’s remarkable run of 37 straight wins came to an end in the third round at Wimbledon. Unseeded Alize Cornet took down the number 1 seed 6-4, 6-2. While the scoreboard was dominant, it was the unforced error count that told the story with Swiatek recording a total of 33 – a huge 26 more than Cornet. The last female to record 37 straight wins was Martina Hingis in 1997. After losing the first set Swiatek made an early break in the second to take a 2-0 lead and a comeback appeared on the cards. However Cornet would immediately break back on her way to winning 6 games in a row to win the match.

 

Kyrgios v Tsitsipas – An emotion and drama filled third round match up at Wimbledon between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas has been taken out `by the 27 year old Australian 6-7 (7/2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7). The win took the pair’s ledger to 4-1 all time in favour of Kyrgios and led to Tsitsipas labelling him as a ‘bully’ in his post match press conference for his on court behaviours. It will be Kyrgios’s first appearance in the 4th round since 2016 and it was also the first time Kyrgios had beaten a Top 10 opponent at a major since 2015. Amongst all the drama was an incredibly high quality tennis match. Kyrgios ultimately reigned supreme as he did not lose a service game and won 81% of his first-serve points.


AFL

Collingwood v Gold Coast – A spirited Pies outfit has beaten the Gold Coast Suns 67-62 at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night. The Suns led by as much as 15 points during the final quarter in what was a low scoring, contested affair. Fourth quarter goals to Josh Daicos and Brody Mihocek got the visitors back into the game with opportunist Will Hoskin-Elliott kicking the go ahead goal with 10 minutes to go. Collingwood then hung on in a scrappy ending to the game to record their 6th win in a row. The result of the match had big consequences for both sides with the win meaning Collingwood remains in touch with the Top 4 and the loss meaning Gold Coast are now two games out of the Top 8.

 

Fremantle v Port Adelaide – The Power have had their finals hopes all but shattered in a 9 point loss to the Dockers in Perth on Sunday. The Power started brilliantly, kicking the first three goals of the game however Fremantle fought back to tie the game after the first quarter. The Dockers then powered away in the second quarter to take a 25 point lead into half time. The Dockers won the clearances and scores from stoppage in the first three quarters and this was ultimately the reason for their victory. Port stormed home in the last quarter to make the game interesting winning both those statistical categories, only to fall short by 8 points.


UFC

Volkanovski v Holloway – Australian Alex Volkanovsky has retained his UFC featherweight title in dominant fashion defeating Max Holloway by unanimous decision. The judges were in agreeance with all three scoring the fight 50-45 confirming what appeared to be a largely one sided affair. Volkanovsky broke his hand in the first round which made his victory all the more impressive. Holloway spent much of the fight pouring blood after Volkanovsky opened a cut above his eye with a powerful right hook. It was his third victory over Holloway in as many fights and the Aussie now has his sights set on the the next division up aiming for the ‘Double Champ’ status.

04 Jul 2022