Austrian GP, tennis finals and international football: Five sports events in the week ahead

A look ahead to the biggest events from the world of sport.

The Women's World Cup is reaching the business end of the tournament this week. John Woods / AP Photo
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A look ahead to the biggest events from the world of sport.

Austrian Grand Prix, Sunday

Nico Rosberg won last year’s race at the Red Bull Ring from third place on the grid and the German needs a repeat performance as the Mercedes-GP looks to close the 17-point gap by which he trails teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ standings.

Tennis finals, Sunday

The main grass court tournaments acting as build-up to Wimbledon finish tomorrow at Queen’s Club in England and at Halle in Germany. The winner at Queen’s tomorrow should not be too optimistic for Wimbledon though as only three men (Lleyton Hewitt, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray) have won the event and gone on to win the major three weeks later. At Halle, Roger Federer in 2006 was the last man to triumph and go on to win at SW19.

Volvo Ocean Race, all week

The final leg of the race concludes this week as the seven vessels head for Gothenburg. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ador) have already mathematically been crowned as overall winners, and they can make it double delight as they prepare to claim the winners’ trophy by claiming the In-Port series title too, with the final race in Gothenburg scheduled to take place on Saturday, with Ador having a six-point lead over second-placed Brunel.

Copa America, all week

The group stages finish this week in Chile, with the big match on Tuesday in Group C seeing Brazil take on Venezuela, needing a win to guarantee a spot in the quarter-finals, but having to do so without suspended captain Neymar, who was sent off in their surprise 1-0 loss to Colombia on Wednesday.

Women’s World Cup, all week

We are now at the knockout stages of the competition in Canada, with last-16 games beginning today and running until Tuesday, with the quarter-finals on Friday and Saturday. The pick of the last-16 action is former champions Germany and Sweden meeting in Moncton today, while holders Japan take on the Netherlands in Vancouver on Tuesday.

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