In our weekly feature on the ins and outs in women's sport, Dina-Asher Smith wins the big award at the 2019 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards while Kim Sei-young is $1.5m richer.

A week in the world of women's sport

A week in the world of women's sport


Boxer Caroline Dubois has notched up the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year for 2019.

The 18-year-old, younger sister British heavyweight Daniel Dubois, won gold at the Youth Olympics in 2018 and is currently undefeated in 40 bouts.

She beat skateboarder Sky Brown, world taekwondo medallist Aaliyah Powell and para-swimmer Maisie Summers-Newton to the title.


The Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers have secured their semi-final spots in the 2019 WBBL playoffs after the former won their clash against the Hobart Hurricanes to stay top while the Strikers claimed two victories over the weekend to move into second.

The Heat scored a narrow seven-run win over the Hurricanes to move to 18 points.

The Strikers, meanwhile, beat the Hurricanes by two runs and then followed it up with a victory via the one-over eliminator against the Sydney Thunder.

With only a couple more matches remaining, the Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder are the four teams battling for the remaining two semi-final places.

Speaking of the Scorchers, here are highlights of Meg Lanning's 81 runs during an eight-wicket win over the Sixers.

Over in the Caribbean, India have completed their T20 clean sweep against the West Indies after winning the final match by 61 runs.

Batting first, the visitors made 134 for three on the back of half-centuries from Veda Krishnamurthy and Jemimah Rodrigues before the bowlers all chipped in to restrict the Windies to 73 for seven.


It's a case of as you were at the top of the FA Women's Super League as Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal all won.

Pace-setters Chelsea hammered Birmingham City 6-0 as Ji So-yun, Millie Bright, Bethany England (2) and Drew Spence (2) all got on the scoresheet for the hosts.

Second-placed City were also big winners as they put five past Bristol City at Stoke Gifford Stadium with the goals coming from Tessa Wullaert, Ellen White, Pauline Bremer (2) and Caroline Weir.

Arsenal, meanwhile, stayed third with a narrow 1-0 win over Liverpool, courtesy a Vivianne Miedema strike.

In other results, debutants Manchester United beat Brighton 4-0, Everton claimed a 3-1 win over Tottenham while Reading secured a 3-2 victory away at West Ham.

A look at your table after this weekend's action.

For a great interview with Chelsea coach Emma Hayes about ticket prices, salary caps and bigger grounds in women's football, head to The Telegraph.


Kim Sei-young is waking up $1.5 million (£1.2 million) richer this morning after she won the LPGA Tour's biggest winner's cheque at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

The South Korean sunk a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the LPGA's season finale, the CME Group Tour Championship, to finish on 18-under-par for a one shot with England's Charlie Hull second.

"It means a lot to me just knowing that I won the biggest purse in women's golf history," Kim, who claimed her third wire-to-wire victory of the year said. "That itself is an incredible honour."

While Kim secured her 10th LPGA Tour title, Hull missed out on a second trophy.

"I gave it my best shot," the 23-year-old said. "I told myself on 15, I needed to birdie in to have a chance and I birdied 16, 17, and 18."

She added: "Going on my honeymoon on Friday, Dubai for two days then the Maldives. I think the whole tournament is a great event for women’s golf and just nice to finish the year with a big event like this."

Meanwhile Ko Jin-young captured the 2019 Official Money title after finishing tied for 11th in Florida, moving to $2,773,894 for the season, nearly $1 million more than Lee Jeong-eun's $1,992,490.

The South Korean also captured the Rolex Player of the Year title, Rolex Annika Major Award and the Vare Trophy.


England have finished their 2019 campaign on a high as they hammered Italy 60-3 at Goldington Road.

Vicky Fleetwood, Poppy Cleall, Heather Kerr (2), Abby Dow, Emily Scarratt, Kerr again, Amy Cokayne, Rownita Marston and Sarah Bern all touched down during the route.

Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards

Dina Asher-Smith is your 2019 Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year on the back of winning gold in the 200m at the World Championships in Doha.

The 23-year-old also won silver in the 100m and silver in the 4×100m relay.

The England Netball Team have been crowned Team of the Year while the Roses’ assistant coach Colette Thomson received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other winners include Khadijah Mellah (Horse Racing - Young Sportswoman of the Year) and Alice Tai (Swimming - Disability Sportswoman of the Year).


The 2019 WTA Tour season is officially done and dusted, but who is your player of the year? Ashleigh Barty, Bianca Andreescu, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka or Karolina Pliskova?

The five are on the shortlist for the coveted WTA Player of the Year award.

By Shahida Jacobs, editor of