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Women’s sports news round-up – January 23

January 23, 2017

Johanna Konta is the story of the week as she heads to an Australian Open quarter-final against Serena Williams. Elsewhere Carol Morgan set a new women’s record in the Montane Spine Race and Wales finish a creditable fourth in the FIH World Hockey League.


Tennis: Johanna Konta to face Serena Williams in quarter final of Australian Open
Johanna Konta produced another terrific performance at the Australian Open to beat Russian Ekaterina Makarova and set up quarter-final against Serena Williams. Full story via The BBC

Ultra running: Carol Morgan sets new Montane Spine Race record
The Montane Spine Race is a 268 mile non-stop challenge encompassing the entire Pennine Way. Carol Morgan was the first woman, annihilating the course record by a jaw-dropping 43 hours to finish in 109 hrs. Picture of the Day via the Guardian

Hockey: FIH World League – Wales fall to Italy in third-place play-off
Wales finished fourth at the hockey World League Round Two in Kuala Lumpur after losing 3-1 to Italy in a third-place play-off. Despite the disappointment of defeat, Wales achieved their best-ever performance at world level. Sian French scored for Wales against Italy, who are the highest-ranked team in the tournament. Full story via the BBC

Diving: Gallantree brings curtain down on career
Three-time Olympian Rebecca Gallantree admits she achieved more than she ever could have imagined after announcing her retirement from diving. The 32-year-old has decided to bring an end to her time diving off the boards after a career that has seen her appear at every level of competition in the sport, winning World and Commonwealth titles along the way. Full stoy via TeamGB

Rugby: Coverage of all five of England’s Six Nations on Sky Sports
Sky Sports will show all five of the Red Roses’ matches in the Six Nations tournament, as they take on rivals France, Wales, Italy, Scotland and Ireland. Four of the five games will be shown live on Sky, with additional coverage of the England v Scotland contest. Full details and schedule on Sportsister.com

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