Across the Net: Issue 14

A shortened version of our weekly newsletter: a round-up of the best women's sports coverage from across the internet.

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Surfing

Surf Champ Tyler Wright: "It Takes a Team"

After winning her second world title last week in Hawaii where she was defending her 2016 win, Wright spoke about the community and surf family that raised her, her coach Glenn Hall's realistic approach and why she owes her success to her team.

Read more here

 

 

Boxing

Lunch with Nicola Adams

This conversation with national hero Nicola Adams is mostly about regular-life-things like living in California, getting engaged, what life was like growing up, but there's also some sportier gems like a reference to the legalisation of women's boxing in the UK in 1996. 

Read the full interview

 

 

Football

Lioness Jodie Taylor Wins Action Woman of the Year

Taylor was named the BT Sport Action Woman of the Year, an accolade voted for by the public, on Monday night. After her win, she spoke about wanting it to be normal for all girls to play and strive for success in sport and touched on being an 'older' player in football. 

Read more here

Also in football: The Guardian did a great interview this week with Ellie Brazil, formerly Birmingham FC and now playing for Fiorentina, on life in Italy and her biggest fan – her bro.

 

 

Skiing

Mikaela Shiffrin Races to Her First World Cup Downhill Victory

In a milestone performance on Saturday, 22 year old Shiffrin won her first World Cup downhill race, having only crossed over into the discipline this season from slalom in which she is a three-time world champ.

Read more here

 

 
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OMGGGG pumped. On hearing Williams has entered and is training for the January Grand Slam [as expected], we couldn't help ourselves and had to include this even if there's not much else to say rn. Serena won the tournament last year [in the early stages of pregnancy] so let's hope she does it again, edging closer to beating all-round-not-nice-person-Margaret-Court for the record for most Grand Slam titles won – winning this year in Oz would have them both at 24 titles each.

 

 

WHAT'S ON? : DECEMBER

9th – 13th |  SQUASH
World Championships
Watch Live in Manchester

10th  |  FOOTBALL
FA WSL1 Games including Chelsea vs. Man City
Watch Live at Kingsmeadow

10th  |  ATHLETICS
European Cross Country Championships
Find out more

15th  |  BASKETBALL
WBBL Northumbria Vs. Caledonia
Watch live on BBC Sport