On This Day - July 4 2009: Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, star in Wimbledon finals

Sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams (USA) with their trophies after the 2009 Wimbledon Ladies final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.


1919: Jack Dempsey beat Jess Willard to become the new world heavyweight boxing champion.

1938: Helen Wills-Moody won her eighth Wimbledon title on the same day another Centre Court heroine, Suzanne Lenglen of France, died of leukaemia. She was 39 and won 15 titles between 1919 and 1925, six of them at Wimbledon.

1969: Ann Jones finally won her first Wimbledon crown after 13 previous attempts, beating Billie-Jean King 3-6 6-3 6-2.

1993: Donegal ousted Armagh 2-16 to 1-7 in the Ulster Senior Football Chanpionship replay at Breffni Park in Cavan. But Donegal would come up short in the Ulster final a fortnight later, losing out 0-8 to 0-6 against eventual All-Ireland champions Derry.

2004: Greece won the Euro 2004 final with a surprise 1-0 victory over Portugal in Lisbon thanks to Angelos Charisteas' header.

2007: Fernando Torres completed his move from Atletico Madrid to Liverpool.

2009: American Serena Williams beat sister Venus Williams to win the Wimbledon women's singles title.

2010: Spain's Rafael Nadal won the Wimbledon men's singles title by beating Tomas Berdych.

2013: West Brom signed former France striker Nicolas Anelka on a free transfer.


Sir Philip Craven (paralympics) - represented Britain in wheelchair basketball at five Paralympic Games. Current president of the International Paralympic Committee, born 1950.

Pam Shriver (tennis) - American who won 21 grand slam doubles titles with Martina Navratilova, born 1962.

Henri Leconte (tennis) - French former tennis player, born 1963.

Doddie Weir (rugby union) - former Scotland lock, born 1970.

Jan Magnussen (motor racing) - Danish racing driver who contested 25 grands prix for McLaren and Stewart and father of McLaren reserve driver Kevin Magnussen, born 1973.

Derek Lyng (gaelic games): former Kilkenny hurler, the Urlingford man lined out at midfield for the Kilkenny senior team, born 1978.

Sam Robertson (soccer) - Aberdeen defender, born 1997.

Allan Campbell (soccer) - Motherwell midfielder, born 1998.


1 Cliftonhill is the home of which Scottish League One club?

2 What side did Eamonn Coleman's Derry defeat in the 1993 All-Ireland Senior Football Chanpionship final?

3 Rule The World won this year's Grand National - who was the jockey?

4 Which side finished bottom of rugby union's Guinness PRO12 table last season?

5 Who was Armagh's goalscorer in their GAA All-Ireland Qualifier defeat by Laois at the weekend?

(See answers at bottom)



TENNIS: Wimbledon 2016 - BBC2 England 1130, Setanta Sports Ireland 1130, BBC1 1345.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1315, ITV4 1400.

RACING: Ripon, Windsor and Roscommon - Sky Sports 2 1900.

SPEEDWAY: Swindon Robins v Coventry Bees - Sky Sports 1 1930.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 2100; Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 1200 (Tue).


CRICKET: Twenty20 International, England v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports 2 1800; Women's second T20 International, England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1330.

TENNIS: Wimbledon 2016 - Setanta Sports Ireland 1130, BBC2 England 1230, BBC1 1345.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1315, ITV4 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds - BT Sport/ESPN 1915; St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Wed).

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Albion Rovers; 2 Cork, by 1-14 to 2-8; 3 David Mullins; 4 Benetton Treviso; 5 Rory Grugan.


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