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Sport in brief: July 1, 2022

WOMEN’S TENNIS: Third seed Ons Jabeur once again raced through her latest match at Wimbledon to book a place in the fourth round.

A 6-2 6-3 win over Diane Parry in 68 minutes was the longest amount of time the Tunisian had spent on court at the All England Club this summer but still means she has only played just over three hours in SW19 so far.

Jabeur was in superb touch against her French opponent and showed her full repertoire of tricks on Centre Court with several trademark drop shots able to help her into the last 16.

FORMULA ONE: Police have warned that lives could be put in jeopardy after receiving “credible intelligence” that protests are set to target Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

A record crowd of 142,000 is expected at Silverstone for one of the highlights of the British sporting summer, but local authorities fear the event could be disrupted by possible invasions of the track on race day.

MEN’S CYLING: Europol has announced that raids which took place in 14 locations across Europe this week are focused on “possible doping allegations of a cycling team participating in the Tour de France.”

The European law enforcement agency said it had conducted searches in France, Belgium, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Poland and Slovenia between Monday and Thursday.

The announcement came a day after Danish police searched the hotel of the Bahrain-Victorious team in Copenhagen, where the Tour de France got under way yesterday.

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Georgia Stanway declared it “time to get excited” after England completed their warm-up matches ahead of the home Euros.

Sarina Wiegman’s side made it three wins from three warm-up games as they beat Switzerland 4-0 in Zurich on Thursday, with Stanway scoring a penalty and also providing an assist.

Their campaign starts on Wednesday with a clash against Austria at a sold-out Old Trafford.


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