On This Day - July 4 2009: American Serena Williams beat her sister Venus to win Wimbledon

USA's Serena Williams and Venus Williams with their trophies after the Ladies Final during the 2009 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London on Saturday July 4, 2009


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.

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.

2016: Mark Cavendish won stage three of the Tour de France to claim his 28th Tour stage win and move level with Bernard Hinault in second on the all-time list behind Eddy Merckx on 34.


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 Haas driver Kevin Magnussen, born 1973.


1 Who won the 2013 Confederations Cup?

2 How many times has Manny Pacquiao lost during his professional career?

3 Which county won the GAA National Football League Division Two title in 2011?

4 Who holds the record for the highest scoring average per game in NBA basketball?

5 Neil Robertson won the World Snooker Championship in which year?

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Today (Tuesday, July 4)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC2 and eir Sport 1 1130, BBC1 1345.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 and ITV4 1100, S4C 1400.

HORSE RACING: Live coverage of evening meetings - Sky Sports 1 1900.

SNOOKER: Snooker World Cup - Eurosport 2 0600 and 1230.

SPEEDWAY: Speedway World Cup - BT Sport 1 1745.

BASEBALL: Washington Nationals v New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies v Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 1600, 2100 0100 (Wed).

Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 5)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC1 1130 and 1345, BBC2 1300, eir sport 1 1130.

CRICKET: Women's World Cup, Sri Lanka v India - Sky Sports 2 1000; England v South Africa - Sky Sports 1 1020.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 and ITV4 1200, S4C 1400.

HORSE RACING: Live coverage of evening meetings - Sky Sports 1 1900.

SNOOKER: Snooker World Cup - Eurosport 2 0600 and 1230.

BASEBALL: New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 1800 and 0000.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Brazil; 2 Seven; 3 Donegal, beating Laois 2-11 to 0-16 in the final; 4 Michael Jordan; 5 2010.


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