Fast Cars, Strong Women, and a Rugby Scrum23rd Oct 2017 |
This week sees more sport from around the world, but not so much here at home. Some of you may be able to jump on jet to Mexico to see the Gran Prix live, or fly to Singapore to take in the tennis, but the rest of us will have to settle for shouting at the T.V screen.
WTA Finals in Singapore
The BNP Paribas WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Finals in Singapore, presented by SC Global, is definitely one to watch if you feel that the excitement of Wimbledon simply wasn’t enough to get you through till the next Grand Slam. Singapore has held this event for the last three years, making 2017 the fourth and penultimate before the baton gets passed to a new city. The WTA Finals begin on the 22nd and go through to the final on the 29th. Currently Simona Halep from Romania is in the top spot, while British player Johanna Konta is in 6th.
The Rugby League World Cup kicks off later in the week with England playing Australia on the 27th in Melbourne, Australia. With Australia on their home ground, England starts off at a disadvantage, but let’s face it; the English are no strangers to being the underdog. Saturday 28th sees Wales go up against Papua New Guinea in Auckland, New Zealand (the official host country) and those two teams are always fun to watch. The games go on until the final on December 2nd to be played in Brisbane, Australia. We’re in for an excellent rugby season this year; we can feel it in our bones.
Formula 1 – Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City
Friday 27th see the start of the Mexican Grand Prix in Mexico City, and it’s a highlight for many die hard formula one fans. Currently Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari holds the number one spot, with Lewis Hamilton in second with Mercedes, and Valtteri Bottas, as Hamilton’s new team mate for Mercedes, in third. There’s been some chopping and changing among the teams this season, and a surprise retirement for Nico Rosberg, Hamilton’s former team mate. Kevin Magnussen joins team Haas after saying farewell to Renault. And at Williams Felipe Massa has stepped back into the spotlight after having previously announcing his retirement- retirement just isn’t for everyone, some people just have to keep going- and it will be interesting to see how Canadian newcomer Lance Stroll handles himself as Massa’s new partner.
Plenty more tennis, rugby, and formula one to look forward to next week; no need to worry if it’s raining outside because you’ll be indoors glued to the telly.