This Week in Sport: 10th July − 16th July 2023
There are some huge events taking place this week in the sporting world. Wimbledon continues throughout this week, with some top players featuring on Monday, Tuesday sees the MLB All-Star Game take place, and the first ODI of the Women’s Ashes is on Wednesday. On Thursday, the first match of the inaugural season of Major League Cricket will take place, with the Texas Super Kings going up against the Los Angeles Knight Riders, and Friday sees an exciting mountain stage in the Tour de France.
Heading into the weekend, New Zealand face South Africa in The Rugby Championship, and the final day of Wimbledon takes place on Sunday.
Grand Slam (Tennis): Wimbledon Day 8
Monday 10th July 10:00AM GMT/11:00AM Local Time
All England Lawn Tennis Club, London
On Monday, the Wimbledon Championships enters the business end of the event, with Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Elena Rybakina, and Aryna Sabalenka all featuring in Round of 16 matches. Men’s favourite, Novak Djokovic, will also play the remainder of his match against Hubert Hurkacz, leading 2-0 in sets, and Women’s Singles favourite Iga Świątek, has already secured her place in the Quarterfinals.
MLB: All-Star Game
Tuesday 11th July 12:00AM (12th) GMT/5:00PM Local Time
T-Mobile Park, Seattle
Tuesday sees the MLB’s All-Star Game take place, as the best players from the American League face off against their counterparts in the National League. The match will take place at the Seattle Mariners home stadium, T-Mobile Park. The American League has dominated in recent times, winning every All-Star Game since 2013, so the National League will be looking to stop their run this time around.
Cricket in England: England Women v Australia Women
Wednesday 12th July 12:00PM GMT/1:00PM Local Time
Bristol County Ground, Bristol
On Wednesday, the first One Day International of this year’s Women’s Ashes series takes place at the Bristol County Ground. So far in the series, Australia have defeated England in the standalone Test match, but the home side managed a 2-1 T20 series win against the Aussies. England will face an uphill battle to win their first Ashes since 2014, needing to win all three of the ODIs.
Major League Cricket: Texas Super Kings v Los Angeles Knight Riders
Thursday 13th July 12:30AM (14th) GMT/7:30PM Local Time
Grand Prairie Stadium, Texas
The inaugural season of Major League Cricket gets underway on Thursday, with the Texas Super Kings facing the Los Angeles Knight Riders in the first game of the competition at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas. MLC will be played in a T20 format, where six teams play in a single round-robin format, before a four match play-off to determine the winner.
Tour de France: Tour de France Stage 13
Friday 14th July 11:45AM GMT/1:45PM Local Time
On Friday, coinciding with Bastille Day, the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France takes place, as the riders take on the first of three consecutive mountain stages. Friday’s route takes the riders from Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne almost 140 kilometres to Grand Colombier. Last year’s winner, Jonas Vingegaard, currently sits top of the General Classification, with rival, and two-time winner, Tadej Pogačar not far behind.
The Rugby Championship: New Zealand v South Africa
Saturday 15th July 7:05AM GMT/7:05PM Local Time
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
New Zealand host South Africa in The Rugby Championship this Saturday at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. Both sides have had blistering starts to the competition, with the All Blacks beating Argentina 41-12 in Mendoza, and the Springboks overpowering Australia in Pretoria, 43-12. This is sure to be a high-quality match.
Grand Slam (Tennis): Wimbledon Day 14
Sunday 16th July 1:00PM GMT/2:00PM Local Time
All England Lawn Tennis Club, London
Sunday sees the conclusion of the Wimbledon Championship, with the Gentlemen’s Singles Final and Ladies’ Doubles Final taking place. The Ladies’ Singles Final and Gentlemen’s Doubles take place the day before. In the men’s singles, favourites Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are both still in the competition and eyeing up the final day, and in the women’s competition, Iga Świątek, Elena Rybakina, and Aryna Sabalenka all look in with a shot of the trophy.