In our weekly feature on the ins and outs in women's sport, it was double celebrations for Ariya Jutanugarn while we give you the lowdown on the Women's FA Cup semi-finals.


What a week it was for Ariya Jutanugarn as she was finally presented with the 2018 Female Player of the Year trophy by the Golf Writers Association of America and met her idol Tiger Woods at Augusta.

The 23-year-old from Thailand won two LPGA titles in 2018, including the US Women's Open.

"It is a big honor for me to receive this Golf Writers Association of America award for a second time, especially from the media in the US," she told "When I come back here to Augusta, it just reminds of all the great memories I have from last year.

"Words cannot describe what this day has meant to me. This day has been so amazing, to spend time with one of my best friends, with Kiradech, and to caddie for him at the Par 3 Contest. Then to receive this award and to have Tiger here as well is just unbelievable for me."

She added: "Tiger has always been one of my idols. I wanted to hug him! It was so cool. I can't say anything better. I had never met him in person before, but I have always loved the way he plays. I have been watching him since he was young. He is my idol. 

"What I like about Tiger is every golfer has a good bad and a bad day, up and down, but the one thing I saw from Tiger is that he never gives up. He keeps fighting. He is so amazing."

Of course Woods went on to win the Masters a few days later.


Manchester City and West Ham United will contest the 2019 Women's FA Cup final at Wembley.

There was late, late drama in the City-Chelsea semi-final as Magdalena Eriksson scored an own goal in stoppage time to hand City a narrow 1-0 win.

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"It was crazy. It's a cruel way for the game to end," Man City midfield Jill Scott told BBC One.  "We're obviously ecstatic to be going to Wembley. It was an even game. I thought we were destined for extra time but I'm so happy we've got the win."

West Ham advanced after edging Reading 4-3 on penalties.

Rachel Furness gave Reading the lead in the 49th minute, but Alisha Lehmann drew the Hammers level eight minutes later, and so it went to penalties. 

Cho So-hyun scored the final penalty to send West Ham into their first FA Women's Cup final.


The WTA Tour continues to dish up different title winners every week as Amanda Anisimova and Polona Hercog made it 18 from 18 over the weekend.

First to teenager Anisimova who won her maiden WTA singles title when she beat Astra Sharma from Australia Claro Open Colsanitas final in Bogota.

The 17-year-old American outlasted Sharma 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Over in Lugano, Hercog ended her seven-year wait for a third WTA title as she beat another teenager in 17-year-old Wimbledon junior champion Iga Swiatek 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the Samsung Open final. 

If you are wondering what the likes of Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams are up to, then here you go.

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