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On this Day, June 6 2015: Serena Williams won her 20th grand slam title

Serena Williams won the French Open in June 2015 

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1727: James Figg beat Ned Sutton in what is believed to be the first bare-knuckle boxing contest to have a title at stake.

1908: The first international football match between a British team and foreign opposition took place in Vienna, with England beating Austria 6-1.

2004: Argentina's Gaston Gaudio won the men's singles title at the French Open, beating compatriot Guillermo Coria in five sets.

2008: Leicester sacked head coach Marcelo Loffreda after only one season in charge at the Premiership club.

2010: Rafael Nadal won the French Open for a fifth time, beating Robin Soderling in straight sets.

2015: Serena WIlliams won her 20th grand slam title, beating Lucie Safarova in three sets in the French Open final.

2016: Ukraine's security agency arrested a French citizen it claimed was planning a series of terror attacks during the European Football Championships in France.

2017: Arsenal announced the signing of Sead Kolasinac from Schalke.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Willie John McBride (rugby union) - former Ireland and British and Irish Lions international, born 1940.

Bjorn Borg (tennis) - Swede who won Wimbledon men's singles title five times in succession, born 1956.

Mike Gatting (cricket) - former Middlesex and England captain, born 1957.

Tony Yeboah (soccer) - former Leeds and Ghana striker, born 1966.

Albert Ferrer (soccer) - former Spain, Barcelona and Chelsea right-back, born 1970.

Sebastian Larsson (soccer) - Hull and Sweden midfielder, born 1985.

Israel Dagg (rugby union) - New Zealand full-back, born 1988.

Pape Souare (soccer) - Crystal Palace's Senegalese defender, born 1990.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Which player suffered a concussion during this season's Champions League final?

2 Which country won the 2017 Davis Cup?

3 Who is the current US Open golf champion?

4 Where is the Euro 2020 final due to be held?

5 Who was the first Polish driver to race in Formula 1?

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, June 6)

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Hampshire v Somerset - Sky Sports Cricket 1355/Sky Sports Main Event 1400. Day one of first Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Mix 1455.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 and ITV 4 1230, Eurosport 2 1550, eir Sport 1 1300/1500.

CYCLING: UCI World Tour, Criterium du Dauphine - Eurosport 2 1415.

RUGBY LEAGUE: State of Origin, Queensland v New South Wales - Sky Sports Main Event 1100.

BOXING: Luke Watkins v Lawrence Okolie - Sky Sports Action 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 1 0200 (Thurs).

BASEBALL: MLB, San Diego Padres v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport and ESPN 2030.

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 7)

SOCCER: International friendly, England v Costa Rica - ITV 1930; Women's World Cup qualifier, Wales v Bosnia & Herzegovina - BBC Two Wales 1845.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Warwickshire v Worcestershire - Sky Sports Cricket 1355/Sky Sports Main Event 1400. Day two of first Test, West Indies v Sri Lanka - Sky Sports Mix 1455.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 2 and ITV 4 1100, Eurosport 1 1330/1600, eir Sport 1 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Wakefield v Wigan - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Arena 1930.

RUGBY UNION: World Rugby Under-20 Championship, Wales v Japan - eir Sport 1 1720; New Zealand v Australia - eir Sport 1 1950.

GOLF: European Tour, Shot Clock Masters - Sky Sports Main Event 0930/Sky Sports Golf 0930 and 1400; PGA Tour, FedEx St Jude Classic - Sky Sports Golf 1700 and 2100/Sky Sports Main Event 2200.

ATHLETICS: Diamond League, Bislett Games - Eurosport 2 1900.

CYCLING: UCI World Tour, Criterium du Dauphine - Eurosport 2 1415.

MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship, Rally Italy - BT Sport 1 1800.

BASEBALL: MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers - BT Sport and ESPN 1730; Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport 1 0000 (Fri).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1 Loris Karius; 2. France; 3. Brooks Koepka; 4. Wembley Stadium; 5. Robert Kubica

 

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