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my i always like to keep myself on my toes and keep things interesting. what will you be more nervous about, the final on saturday or the semifinals for you as a player? probably saturday just semifinals for you as a player? probably saturdayjust basically because i can't get out there and sunday i can get out and do something about it physically. saturday i have to just put my trust in the girls and execute the plan. i am probably more nervous on saturday. i am a nailbiter so i have been good this year because i carry four packs of chewing gum in my pockets. it does feel like this sport is on the up for women. the woman's super league has been massive. just the girls to see they can represent their hometown club. it's a big aspiration for lots of the girls play for england but most
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immediately they want to represent their hometown clubs. it has been massive for woman's super league and it is time for us now tojoin massive for woman's super league and it is time for us now to join that wave of woman's sport. to royal lytham and st annes now where the 42nd british women's open got under way today — the fourth major of the year. . .. australia's minjee lee set the pace, she's the clubhouse leader after a 7 under par round of 65. but what challenge from the home contenders our golf correspondent iain carter — at the course.... a good day for the australian. very good day. there is no doubt about that. it was 65 for seven under par. it would have taken her into play—offs if she had made this putts. she came up a shot short there but picks up where she left off on the overall form the highlight was an eagle three on the
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15th in that round of 65. she is a shot clear of the field. a good day for british players as well. georgia hall was round in 67. bogey free today. she did well to keep her card clea n. today. she did well to keep her card clean. she did an excellent performance. there was a hole in one for florentino parker in her rounds of 69 as well. the brits are showing up of 69 as well. the brits are showing up quite well. lydia hall with a round of 69, 3—under par as well. all eyes for gold fans may well be an the us open champion from thailand. she gets on today? she was a winner in scotland in last week. and she comes into this in great form. a former champion in the british open as well. it was a 1—under par71, a
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british open as well. it was a 1—under par 71, a similar story, a disappointing outward half and she was playing in the best of the conditions but came home in sa so managed to repair much of that damage. six shots off the lead. certainly not out of it but not quite the opening day she would have been looking for. just very quickly. what about this... a few players are out at, will be made to suffer for that? it will but... andy murray says his win against british number one kyle edmund is his best since his return from injury. murray won in three sets against the man who replaced him at the top of the british rankings. he'll now face romania's marius copil in the last 16
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of the washington open. rhia chohan watched the match... sidelined for months after hip surgery injanuary, down to 832 in world rankings. naturally, andy murray was hoping to make a comeback in the second round at the washington open, taking on british number one kyle edmund. his countryman who beat him at eastbourne only a few months ago. but this is hard court season and murray was showing signs of recovery. both players held serve in the first set. edmund broke murray to take a 6—5 lead, but it was the three—time grand slam champion who took it 7—6. edmund won five straight games to take the second set and force a decider. but this is how all good comebacks go, and murray would not be denied the third. it looked perhaps that edmund was the new one to beat in men's british tennis, but hard court, hard fought. in just his fifth match of the year, murray proves he's not done yet. we wouldn't normally mention
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the retirement of a ao—year—old portugese goalkeeper on sportsday, but paulo lopes has a pretty extraordinary set of career statistics. he had 13 seasons at benfica... but he only made 10 appearances in that time. and the club won 11 major domestic titles whilst he was there. he was apparently paid £200,000 a season. not bad work if you can get it. looks like he enjoyed it too. super olympian michael phelps has lost one of his swimming records to a ten—year—old boy who sounds like he could go a long way in the sport. this is clark kent. nicknamed superman, he won the 100m butterfly at the far west international championship in california a second faster than phelps did back in 1995. phelps, who won 28 olympic medals has already noticed his talent
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and sent his congratulations. ifiam if i am superman in the water then i am heroic in the water. i feel like i'm flying. most people just call me clark but now that i beat michael phelps record they are calling me superman. i thought to myself that ifi superman. i thought to myself that if i have positive thoughts then positive things that happen. that is an easy name to rememberfor positive things that happen. that is an easy name to remember for the future, clark kent there. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. it has turned quite warm across the
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uk even in scotland temperatures are in the mid—20s. there is some cloud heading our way. it is already in northern ireland and the north—west of england. we are expecting some rain over this swathe of the country over the next 2a hours. on and off rain which should last too long. it will be a very wild night —— mild night. we'll see similar values further north as well. it will be a warm and muggy night. tomorrow the heatwave continues. the damages will be in excess of 30 degrees in the south—east. south of the weather front it is hot and north of the weather front it is much more co mforta ble. weather front it is much more comfortable. that hot weather will continue in london into next week. pretty warm in cardiff as well. a bit fresh in the north. applause
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hello and welcome to the one show with amol rajan. and alexjones. we have a dj in the house tonight — he's also a presenter and former member of boyband jls. well, now that the police cordon has been lifted, people this is bbc news. i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at seven: the bank of england raises interest rates for only the second time since 2009. the increase to 0.75 percent will see some homeowners pay higher mortgages i just think they are thinking about big business and actuallly they're not thinking about the millions of people affected by this who are struggling to pay their bills. keeping the peace in zimbabwe —
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