Across the Net: Issue 8

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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Australia Take Command of Ashes

England crushed as Australia's left-handed captain Rachael Haynes leads a 75-run win against the World Cup champs. England will need to win on Sunday if they stand a chance of turning it around 😬 . Could the messy Ashes TV deal still prove to be a missed opportunity for the sport as a whole?




Venus Williams sinks Garbiñe Muguruza at WTA Finals 

Because who wants to win Wimbledon anyway? Plus, the hardest thing about becoming No.1, as Muguruza had been aiming for, is staying there.



England captain Sarah Hunter


RFU agree to pay England's match fees against Canada 

England are set to play Canada in a three-test series this Autumn, and the RFU have agreed to pay up to make it happen. The announcement follows the RFU's decision to end the team's professional contracts in August. An agreement on future contracts still hangs in the balance...💸




Chelsea Manager Signs New Three Year Deal

Happy for Chelsea, sad that this rules her out of the England job...




Condoleezza Rice is Successful because Sport 

Well, kinda.
"Rice was the first African-American female U.S. Secretary of State, the first African-American woman to be named National Security Advisor and the first African-American to be named provost at Stanford University. At the Annual Salute to Women in Sports, where Rice was awarded the Billie Jean King Leadership Award, she discussed her background in sports and attributed her leadership successes to lessons she picked up as a competitive athlete."




The Evolution of Women's Sportswear, in Pictures 

OK it's not extensive but, there's some choice pics in here.




Game Changing Sports Technology 

"In 1972, women’s interest in athletics surged. But their breasts presented an obstacle." Design podcast 99% Invisible's episode on the sports bra. 




October 29  |  CRICKET
The Ashes, Australia v. England: 3rd one day international
Watch on BT Sport 

October 29  |  TENNIS
WTA Finals, Singapore
Watch on BT Sport

October 28  |  FOOTBALL
Women's Super League: Bristol City v. Reading   Sunderland v. Liverpool FC
Follow via FAWSL Twitter

October 29  |  FOOTBALL
Women's Super League: Man City v. Birmingham City  &  Chelsea v. Yeovil  &  Everton v. Arsenal
Follow via FAWSL Twitter