THREE EVENTS YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS NEXT MONTH TV TV
US Open, Aug 31-Sept 13
The spotlight shines on Serena Williams’s quest for a recordequalling 24th grand slam at the first major since lockdown. Missing the top-ranked Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep, and last year’s champion Bianca Andreescu, it could be a first-time champion if Williams falls short.
WSL returns, Sept 5-6
Manchester City have shown their intent in the transfer market after losing out on the title to Chelsea on a points-per-game basis. Among the new arrivals is US World Cup winner Rose Lavelle, who was named third best player at last summer’s tournament. City begin their campaign at newly promoted Aston Villa, while reigning champions Chelsea start their season with a trip to Manchester United.
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ANA Inspiration, Sept 10-13
Postponed from March, the 49th
ANA will go ahead at Mission Hills Country Club, where South Korea’s Ko Jin-young, the 2019 LPGA Player of the Year, is the defending champion. Following world No 304 Sophia Popov’s shock win at the AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon, will the second major of the year throw up another surprise?