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Super Netball

Swifts not fans of netball bonus points

NSW Swifts coach Briony Akle believes Super Netball's bonus-point system - introduced this season - is a distraction for her team.

Giants netballers given 'licence to play'

The Giants have been given the go ahead to improvise on court in an effort to stand out in a ever-tighter Super Netball competition.

Fast starting Swifts hold off Lightning

Despite pushing to a ten-goal lead after just one quarter, the NSW Swifts only just held on to score a 59-56 Super Netball win over Sunshine Coast Lightning.

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Women's basketball legend Anne Donovan dies at 56

Anne Donovan, who won an Olympic gold medal as a player in 1984 and 1988 and also guided the WNBA's Seattle Storm to a title as a coach in 2004, died of heart failure Wednesday. She was 56.

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Donovan played essential role in growth of women's basketball

At 6-foot-8, Anne Donovan never wanted to stand out. But as a player and coach, she bridged the AIAW and NCAA and helped grow the U.S. national team.

TENNIS

Simona Halep always expected to be a Grand Slam champ, and now she is

You know what they say about the longer you wait, the more it means. Simona Halep found that out by winning the French Open, her first major title.

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Halep: I've been dreaming of this moment

Simona Halep explains how she feels, after beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win her first Grand Slam at the French Open.

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Sloane Stephens takes jab at media

Following her French Open defeat to Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens gave the media a reminder of her achievements in Paris.

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WNBA

Taurasi makes WNBA history, reaches 8K points

Veteran guard Diana Taurasi, in her 14th season with the Mercury, became the first WNBA player to reach the 8,000-point milestone.

Dallas Wings sign Australian Cayla George

Dallas Wings have signed Australian and ex-Phoenix Mercury centre Cayla George in the WNBA.

Super Netball

Round 6

Magpies stun Firebirds in Launceston

Collingwood have upset the Queensland Firebirds 67-62 in Launceston with Magpies goal shooters Caitlin Thwaites and Erin Bell on target in attack.

Swifts score tight win over Thunderbirds

The NSW Swifts have fended off the Adelaide Thunderbirds 51-49 in Sydney to keep the visitors without a Super Netball win this season.

Fever stay clear, Giants miss opportunity

West Coast Fever have taken down the Giants in a thrilling 63-61 game following on from a loss to the Firebirds, and are top of the Super Netball table.

Golf

Webb rested, ready to play in U.S. Women's Open

Despite the bad weather leading up to her 23rd consecutive U.S. Women's Open appearance, Karrie Webb is in good humor these days, enjoying a respite from a full tour schedule.

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Rain-soaked U.S. Women's Open course leaves many questions

Can Sung Hyun Park successfully defend her U.S. Women's Open title at a waterlogged Shoal Creek, or will another golfer claim her first major title?

Tennis

French Open

Serena Williams and the mother of all comebacks

It was a solid win and a superhero statement. Should we have expected anything less from Serena Williams at the French Open?

Barty: Serena has done amazing to get back

Following her comfortable round first round win over Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Australia's Ashleigh Barty looks ahead to her next match versus Serena Williams.

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ICYMI at French Open: Maria Sharapova's first-round win was by a clay smidgen

It has been a long time since we've seen Maria Sharapova at the French Open and she was this close to falling out. But she didn't.

Tennis

French Open

No Slam, no sweat: Simona Halep not feeling pressure to win French Open

No, Simona Halep has never won a major, but that pressure does not appear to be bothering her heading into the French Open.

ICYMI at French Open: Serena Williams the center of attention

Serena Williams was not at media day Friday at the French Open, but that didn't stop reporters from asking anyone they could what it means to have her back.

W2W4 at French Open: Venus Williams hoping not to stumble in tough opener

It's the opening day of the French Open, and everyone is in the right frame of mind. But that won't be the case for long. Here are our matches to watch Sunday.

Super Netball

Impressive Giants sweep past Vixens

A free-flowing Giants dominated the centre of the court as they defeated Melbourne Vixens 58-51.

Lightning get full points in netball win

After a slow start to the season, defending premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning have made it two wins in a row in the Super Netball.

Swifts bounce back to thump Magpies

A second-quarter blitz from the NSW Swifts have powered them to a 20-point Super Netball win over Collingwood.

Tennis

Petra Kvitova's remarkable recovery, in her own words

Less than 18 months after a violent attack almost ended her career, the two-time Wimbledon champ opens up about her injury, the recovery and how she plans to confront the clay at Roland Garros.

Federer calls Serena the best ever

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French Open tournament schedule, scores and coverage

Get the 2018 French Open tennis tournament's dates, TV schedule, news coverage, live scores and results on ESPN.

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SportsCenter: #espnWtop10

Relive the top 10 plays of the week in women's sports around the world.

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Monaco GP to feature 'grid girls' despite F1 ban

The Monaco Grand Prix will feature 'grid girls' ahead of the race despite Formula One's decision to end the practice ahead of the 2018 season.

Who are the 25 most famous women athletes in the world?

We leveraged the power of ESPN's World Fame 100 to find the 25 most famous women athletes on the planet. Some you know, and some might surprise you.

World Fame 100's Most-Famous Women Athletes

ESPN researched the 100 most famous athletes on the planet. espnW wants you to meet the top 10 women athletes who had the social following and endorsements to make the cut.

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Tennis

Svitolina, Rafa in top form, but not all French Open contenders can say the same

We're getting close to the start of the French Open, and some players should be feeling good about their chances. As for others (ahem, Muguruza), there's work to be done.

Serena will be unseeded in French Open return

Serena Williams, who was ranked No. 1 when she left to give birth, is currently ranked No. 453 and won't be seeded when she returns to Grand Slam tennis at the French Open.

Barty, Gavrilova win through in Strasbourg

Australian duo and top seeds Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova are safely through to the second round at the Strasbourg International.

NCAA Women's Lacrosse

Foudy's Finds: Lacrosse teammates show grit after life-altering accident

After UMass Lowell lacrosse player Noelle Lambert lost her leg in a moped accident, her best friend and teammate Kelly Moran stayed by her side.

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Netball

Fever stay unbeaten in Super Netball

West Coast have cruised to a 63-54 win over the NSW Swifts in Perth to remain the only undefeated team after four Super Netball rounds.

Vixens extend T'birds Super Netball misery

The Melbourne Vixens have claimed their third Super Netball win from four rounds, beating Adelaide Thunderbirds 72-50.

Lightning off the mark in Super Netball

The Sunshine Coast Lightning have scored their first win of the Super Netball season with a two-point victory over Collingwood in round four.

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