In our weekly feature on the ins and outs in women's sport, Bronte Law wins her maiden title on the LPGA Tour while it is all systems go for England at the Netball World Cup as the squad have been named.

A week in the world of women's sport

A week in the world of women's sport


The final match of the South Africa-Pakistan ODI series ended in the pulsating tie, resulting in the two teams sharing the five-match ODI series.

After being asked to bat first in the series-decider, the Proteas Women posted a solid 265 for six in their 50 overs with captain Sune Luus contributing 80 and openers Laura Wolvaardt and Lizelle Lee laying the foundation with 56 and 57, respectively.

The chase was nearly executed to perfection as Pakistan managed to reply with 265 for nine. Javeria Khan (74) and Aliya Riaz (71) carried the visitors, but Nashra Sandhu was the shero as she hit the penultimate ball of the match for six to ensure it was honours even, both on the day and in the series.

Don't forget the Women's Ashes kicks off in just over the month with England and Australia contesting three ODIs, one Test and three T20 Internationals from July 2-31.

Before that England Women will host the West Indies in three ODIs and three T20s from June 6-25.


All eyes are on France now with the Women's World Cup starting on June 7 and the BBC will have extensive coverage of the tournament.

First things first, here are the squad lists for all 24-participating teams. Did Alex Morgan make it? What about Lieke Martens and Lucy Bronze? Wonder no more.

Most of the teams are in the final stages of their preparations with friendlies coming thick and fast.

England beat Denmark 2-0 through goals from Nikita Parris and Jill Scott, the United States were 3-0 winners over Mexico with Tobin Heath,  Mallory Pugh and Christen Press getting on the scoresheet while France grabbed a 3-0 win over Thailand thanks to goals from Elise Bussaglia and Kadidiatou Diani (2).


Take a bow Bronte Law! Just a few weeks after coming agonisingly to winning her first LPGA Tour title, Law finally secured her maiden trophy with victory at the Pure Silk Championship.

Law lost in the play-offs at the LPGA Mediheal Championship at the start of May, but was the last player standing in Virginia.

She posted a final-round 67 to finish at 17-under for the tournament, two strokes ahead of Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom, Canada's Brooke Henderson and Japan's Nasa Hataoka.

"After San Fran it really gave me perspective that I can compete at the top," she said. "I came into this week with the sole intention of getting one better. It feels real good."

She added: "The biggest fight of my life. I started struggling with my driver a little bit out there and I had to really stay strong and just play to my advantages and just really try to find those fairways because I was hitting my irons really good. As long as I found those fairways I was going to create some chances. I ended up doing that towards the end. It feels amazing."

And it was double glory for England as Annabel Dimmock lifted her first title as a pro when she won the LET's Jabra Ladies Open in France.

Dimmock carded a 68 in the final round to finish at seven-under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Pauline Roussin Bouchard from France.

The result means the 22-year-old Dimmock and Bouchard have qualified for the fourth major of the year, the Evian Championship, which takes place in July.

"It's a relief. I've wanted to do this for so long," Dimmock said.

"I've been struggling a bit over the last few years since I first turned pro so to finally get a win is really special."


The 2019 Netball World Cup takes place from July 12–21 at the M&S Bank Arena in London and the build-up has started.

England have unveiled their 12-player squad for the tournament on home soil with Serena Guthri named as captain while veterans Geva Mentor, Jade Clarke and Rachel Dunn have also received the nod.

"The World Cup is a challenging competition due to its format and the potential opposition we could come up against," coach Tracey Neville said.

"All of the players selected are at their physical peak and have shown through the international and Superleague season that they are able to consistently perform well under extreme pressure, which is crucial leading into July."

Australia are yet to reveal their squad, but head to The Guardian for Erin Delahunty's interesting piece titled "Gretel Tippett: netball’s most polarising figure heading for World Cup".

"Can’t stand Gretel. She does know she is playing netball, not basketball?"; "she’s too physical for netball". You know you want to read more after that.


World Rugby has launched their #TryAndStopUs global campaign "aimed at driving increased participation and engagement among fans, audiences, players and investors in the women’s game".

The campaign shares inspiring stories of 15 women and girls with "unstoppable" qualities from around the globe.

"We firmly believe that the development of women in rugby is the single greatest opportunity for our sport to grow in the next decade, which is why we are proud to share our exciting new brand identity today," World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said.

"Not only is women's rugby experiencing unprecedented growth around the world but we are well on the way to realising our vision of a more equitable game for all through the implementation of our ambitious strategic women's action plan, which is having a transformational effect on all areas of the game.


The 2019 French Open got underway on Sunday, but before that Dayana Yastremska and Yulia Putintseva caused a couple of waves as they won the final two events on the WTA Tour before the red dirt tournament.

Yastremska was the main headline grabber as the Ukrainian won her third singles title with a 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Caroline Garcia from France in the Strasbourg International.

Don't forget she just turned 19!

Kazakh Putintseva secured her first-ever WTA Tour singles trophy when she beat Tamara Zidanšek 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the Nuremberg Cup final.

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By Shahida Jacobs, editor of