hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm ben croucher. remember the name. cori gauff. the 15—year—old announces herself to the tennis world by stunning venus williams at wimbledon. to the tennis world by stunning kyle edmund avoids a first round shock with a straight sets win overjaume munar. and ahead of their world cup semi final against the usa, england's lucy bronze tells us why she feels right at home in lyon.
wimbledon 2019 is under way. a fortnight guaranteed to entertain in equal measures. and we are in for a treat. it has been a good day for the brits. djokovic looked at home on centre court. at just 15 years djokovic looked at home on centre court. atjust 15 years old, she defeated williams. here is lydia campbell. for so long, venus williams has ruled these courts. she is a five—time wimbledon champion and had w011 five—time wimbledon champion and had won two of those titles before cori
gauff was even born. but as with life, there always has to be a changing of the guard, and for the 15—year—old, perhaps that time is nigh. as she played the former world number one around the court with ease. the first break soon followed, with history perhaps brewing. most teenagers right now are busy with homework. but here, cori gauff is screwing her elder, taking the first set. and the second looked to be going that way too, but at a break, she wobbled when faced with her first break point. it was just a temporary wobble. breaking straight back, giving herself a chance to serve for the match. she's got it! these are moments that most can only dream of. meeting her idol on her
wimbledon debut. it's a dream debut for the 15—year—old! wimbledon debut. it's a dream debut for the 15-year-old! they say never meet your heroes, this introduction will live long in the memory of cori gauff. she just told will live long in the memory of cori gauff. shejust told my congratulations and to keep going and good luck. after the match at all to thank you for everything that she did. and i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her. telling her she is so inspiring and i always wanted to to her that. and even though i met her before, i guess i had the guts to. naomi osaka is the reigning us and australian grand slam champion. but that means nothing when you enter centre court. it was the turn of her opponent to cause an upset. beating the second seed in straight sets. 0sa ka upset. beating the second seed in straight sets. 0saka has never been beyond week one incident in
wimbledon, but this time she is in good company. the perils on a first round upset plain to see on court one. first up on centre. novak djokovic had no such alarms, breezing past the tricky german phillip kolschrieber. djokovic is gunning for a 5th wimbledon win and a 16th grand slam. he'll play american denis kudla next. sixth seed alexander zverev was another court one casualty, knocked out in four sets by czech qualifierjiri vesley. he said his confidence was below zero right now. greek hot shot stefanos tsitsipas, seeded seventh, was beaten less than half an hour later. italy's thomas fabbiano squandered match points in the fourth set but won the fifth by six games to three there are eight brits in action on tuesday at sw19, including johanna konta second up on centre court against ana bogdan. which means all of the brits are still in the singles draw
after the first day as kyle edmund and heather watson both enjoyed straight sets victories. michael redford has their story. the last time he walked on to centre court, he was up against novak djokovic. it wasn't a shock, but here against the world number nine definitely would be. the spaniard had lost his previous six matches and had never won on grass. so few we re and had never won on grass. so few were expecting him to break edmund in his opening service game. a stunned and silent crowd soon found their voice. edmund breaking straight back and going on to win the first set 6—4. and the british number 11 seconds set by the same score. just the one break required. efficient and professional. and ready to provide a big finish too. he raced into a 5—1 lead. jaume munar last appearance in court was coming to an end. he won three
success coming to an end. he won three success of games but edmund won the set 64. another spaniard awaits him in round two. overalli played set 64. another spaniard awaits him in round two. overall i played the big moments well. broke when i needed to. health served at key moments to finish sets. to carry on momentum. 0verall moments to finish sets. to carry on momentum. overall it was pretty good. and edmund won't be the only british player flying the flag in the next round. heather watson is also through after beating katie mcnally but it was a 17—year—old american who started better. taking the 3-1 american who started better. taking the 3—1 lead. but watson, appealing in her tenth successive wimbledon, drew on her experience. and managed to fight back. significant gain for heather watson. before winning the game on a tie—break. heather watson. before winning the game on a tie-break. it proved to be a match changing moment. watson never looked back. the british number two winning the game and
picking her place in round two. this time tomorrow, could we see england into a first women's world cup final? the small task of the favourites and defending champions the united states stand between them and history. they're in lyon for their semi final and jane dougall is on the banks of the rhone. this has the potential to be the biggest match that any member of this england squad has ever been involved in tomorrow. lucy bronze, who place a club football here in lyon has been speaking to the media about the match. and her manager phil neville has repeated that she is the best player in the world. she was asked if that put any more pressure on her going into tomorrow's match. it is lovely that he has so much belief and confidence in me, but for me personally, i don't see it as a pressure because i don't see it as a pressure because i don't feel like i am there yet. am still striving to be better, still
striving to be a better player. every day. i want to be better than the day before, then the game that i had previously. and i continue to that, i know he says i am a player that, i know he says i am a player that if he sets me a challenge i will go on to complete the challenge as soon as possible. a lovely compliment to receive although i don't fully believe it. very modest from lucy bronze. how british offer. but also in contrast, members of the american team have been described as being arrogant. 0ne american team have been described as being arrogant. one of their players said they were the best first and second team in the whole of the world. of course, they had that level of arrogance. phil neville said in reaction to that it is not how he wanted his sat to behave. is that main games orjust a storm in a teacup? i will leave you with this stat. lucy bronze has never lost at the start to lyon. —— stadium in
lyon. is that a good omen for england? lyon. is that a good omen for england 7 let's lyon. is that a good omen for england? let's hope so. sri lanka beat the west indies in what was the first dead rubber of the cricket world cup — both sides knowing they couldn't qualify for the semi finals of the tournament. but the fans in durham got their moneys worth. avishka fernando scoring a his first international century as sri lanka posted 338 in their 50 overs. chris gayle can be worth the admission alone. he started well, but gave his wicket away. he was out for 35, rihanna wasn't too impressed. and despite a magnificent 118 from nicholas pooran the windies fell 24 runs short. whilst the cricket world cup continues, the women's ashes starts tomorrow in leicester. australia will be aiming to retain to trophy having won it four years ago in english soil. england captain heather knight says it's the most prepared they've ever been for an ashes series. henry moeran is in position for us.
this momentous international summer continues here at leicester tomorrow with the start of the women's ashes. a test match and 3t20 is to conclude the series. the winner will be determined by points scored across the three format of the women's ashes. unlike the men's when it is decided across five, teams will have to prove their worth across three formats. england know this will not be an easy task. i am not sure who the favourites are to be honest. they are a good side, obviously have the better of us in that world cup final. but we have had some great games against them and we are a great side as well so it will be a great side as well so it will be a great contest and they will be some very great cricket played. the last time these sides met in an ashes series was in australia at the back end of 2017. the series was drawn in terms of points but australia retains the put trophy having won it in 2015, he and ingrid. england have not held the trophy since 2014 so