The Week in Sport (29 Jun – 5 Jul)

Time for another round-up of the week that was and the highlights of the week come from Wimbledon where we have already seen some shock exits, while Chile won their first ever Copa America.

Tennis

Wimbledon kicked-off this past week and there was an early exit for Rafael Nadal, as the 10th seed was stunned in the second round by German qualifier Dustin Brown, who won in four sets.

Novak Djokovic has yet to drop a set at this year's tournament image: bbc.co.uk

Defending champion Novak Djokovic has yet to drop a set at Wimbledon 2015
image: bbc.co.uk

There were no major problems for Andy Murray, Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic who are all through to the second week.

In the women’s action, we are guaranteed a new champion after 2014 winner Petra Kviotva fell to Jelena Jankovic in the third round, while world number one Serena Willams overcame a spirited Heather Watson to book her place in the last 16.

You can follow the day-by-day action from Wimbledon at this link.

Football

Chile won the Copa America for the first time ever as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 on penalties with Arsenal man Alexis Sanchez banging home the decisive spotkick.

Chile reached their first Copa America final for the first time since 1987 after a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru, while Argentina thrashed Paraguay 6-1 in their semi-final with Man United man Angel Di Maria netting a brace.

Sweden won their first ever European Under-21 Championship as the overcame favourites Portugal 4-3 on a penalty shoot-out, after it finished scoreless over 120 minutes.

At the Women’s World Cup, USA were crowned champions after a 5-2 win over Japan. England took the bronze medal after a 1-0 win over Germany in the third-place play-off.

Chile defeated Argentina to win their first Copa America title image: sbs.com.au

Chile defeated Argentina to win their first Copa America title
image: sbs.com.au

Leicester City have sacked gaffer Nigel Pearson after a breakdown in relationship between manager and owners, while Guus Hiddink has stepped down as head coach of The Netherlands after just ten months in the job and has been replaced by Danny Blind.

In transfer news, Petr Cech completed his move from Chelsea to Arsenal for £10m, while Nathaniel Clyne made the move from Southampton to Liverpool for £12.5m. More transfer deals here.

In other news, it was announced that the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will play host to the Champions League final in 2017.

Formula 1

There was a hometown victory for Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone as yet again it was a one-two Mercedes finish with Hamilton beating teammate Nico Rosberg to first place at the British Grand Prix.

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