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20th to 26th September

Every so often sport surprises us all with the unexpected. At the start of the US Open, few would have predicted that either Great Britain's Emma Raducanu and Canada's Leylah Fernandez would end up in an all-teen women's final. Anticipation was building in the final week as they overcame each obstacle in their march to the grand prize. This is what tennis needed and it captured everyone's attention. Raducanu became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam and the first British woman in 44 years to win a major after beating Fernandez 6-4 6-3 at Flushing Meadows. There is a bright future for both players and a new buzz around women's tennis. Last Sunday, Russia's Daniil Medvedev claimed the men's US Open title and ended Serbia's Novak Djokovic's quest to secure all four Grand Slam titles within the same calendar year. The score was 6-4 6-4 6-4. In a great tournament for Great Britain, Joe Salisbury became the first player to sweep the US Open men's and mixed doubles title since Bob Bryan in 2010. 

In other important news, Belgium's Wout van Aert was crowned the Tour of Britain champion right at the end as he sprinted to win the final stage in Aberdeen. Denmark's Kristian Høgenhaug and the Netherland's Sarissa de Vries became the 2021 World Triathlon Long Distance Champions in Almere, the Netherlands. In road running, Kenya's Agnes Tirop took an incredible 28 seconds off the long-standing women-only record for 10km, while Ethiopia's Senbere Teferi set an outright world 5km record of 14.29 at the Road To Records event in Herzogenaurach. Scottish darts fans would have been ecstatic as Peter Wright and John Henderson won it for Scotland at the World Cup of Darts. At the Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal, Portugal won their third consecutive Superfinal. Russia claimed the inaugural women's Superfinal, with both tournaments played at Figueira da Foz, Portugal. In athletics Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba took more than two seconds off the women's 2000m with a time of 5:21.56 at the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb. At the same event, USA's Marvin Bracy-Williams Jr. came within a mere 0.01 second of Usain Bolt's 100m record.

The World Surf League Champions Tour came to an end in San Clemente, California. Hawaii's Carissa Moore and Brazil's Gabriel Medina are the 2021 champions. In the World Poker Tour Online World Championships, it was Alexandros Theologis of Greece claiming the top prize. Tunisia are the Men's African Volleyball Champions beating hosts Cameroon in the final, with both teams qualifying for the World Championship. Finally, USA's Zion Clark wrote himself into the Guinness Book of World Records setting the the fastest time for going 20m while walking on his hands. His time was an astonishing 4.78 seconds.

Until next time, have a great week in sport.

Artistic Billiards

24-26 September - Belgium Grand Prix - Gent, Belgium


26 September - Bangsaen 10 - Chon Buri, Thailand; BMW Berlin Marathon - Germany


23 September to 2 October - WBSC U23 Baseball World Cup - Ciudad Obregon / Hermosillo, Mexico


17-27 September - FIBA Women's Afrobasket - Cameroon


24-25 September - IFBB Diamond Cup - Prague, Czech Republic


16-26 September - World Military Boxing Championship - Moscow, Russia

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

25-26 September - New Orleans Fall International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu and Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2021 - Kenner, CA, USA


22-26 September - 2021 ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Championships; 2021 ICF Slalom World Championships - Bratislava, Slovakia


17-26 September - African Youth Chess Championship 2021 (Open & Girls) - Accra, Ghana

18-20 September - Western Asia Youth Online Chess Championship 2021

24 September to 3 October - Eastern Asia Youth Online Chess Championship 2021

26 September to 3 October - FIDE World Women's Team Championship 2021 - Sitges, Spain

Cliff Diving

26 September - Red Bull Diving World Series - Polignano a Mare, Italy

Climbing (Sport)

16-21 September - IFSC Climbing World Championship (B, L, S) - Moscow, Russia


21 September - Australia Women v India Women (1st ODI) - Mackay, Australia; England Women v New Zealand Women (3rd ODI) - Leicester, England

23 September - England Women v New Zealand Women (4th ODI) - Derby, England

24 September - Australia Women v India Women (2nd ODI) - Mackay, Australia

26 September - Australia Women v India Women (3rd ODI) - Mackay, Australia; England Women v New Zealand Women (5th ODI) - Canterbury, England


19-26 September - UCI Road World Championships - Flanders, Belgium

25 September - UEC European Championships Cycle-Ball U23 - Mosnang, Switzerland; UCI E-Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup - Girona, Spain

25-26 September - UCI Mountain Bike Marathon Masters World Championships - Il Ciocco, Italy

26 September - UCI MTB Marathon Series - Bike Maraton Jelenia Góra - Jelenia Góra, Poland 

Dance Sports

25 September - WDSF European Championship - Ten Dance - Kiev, Ukraine; World Rock 'n' Roll Confederation World Cup - Bratislava, Slovakia

26 September - WDSF World Championship - Senior 1 Ten Dance - Szombathely, Hungary

English Billiards

25-26 September - World Billiards English Open - Reading, England


22-26 September - FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championships for Young Horses - Lanaken, Belgium

24 September - Group One Racing - Moir Stakes - Moonee Valley, Australia

25 September - Group One Racing - Golden Rose Stakes - Rosehill, Australia; Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes; Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes - Newmarket, England; Cotillion Stakes; Pennsylvnia Derby - Parx Racing, PA, USA

26 September - Group One Racing - Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes - Caulfield, Australia; 59th Preis Von Europa - Koln, Germany


18-23 September - 14th European Championship in Float Angling - Gandia, Valencia, Spain


22-29 September - IBSA Blind Football European Championships Division 2 - Bucharest, Romania

Freestyle Football

16 August to 10 November - World Youth Freestyle Football Championship - Online


12 September to 3 October - FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021 - Lithuania

26 September to 1 October - Military Sports - 12th Futsal Cup for Peace - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


23-26 September - Panasonic Open - Kyoto, Japan

24-26 September - The 2020 Ryder Cup - Sheboygan, WI, USA; Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G - Rogers, AR, USA


23-26 September - 11th European Age Group Competition (Acrobatic Gymnastics) - Pesaro, Italy


24-26 September - IJF World Tour - Zagreb Grand Prix 2021 - Zagreb, Croatia


24-26 September - European Championships in Duo/Show/Fighting System U18 and U21 - Maintal, Germany

Kite Sports

23-27 September - GKA Youth Kite-Surf and Freestyle World Cup - Tarifa, Spain


24-26 September - IKF U21 Korfball World Cup 2021 - Zruč nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

Modern Pentathlon

22-26 September - Biathle/Triathle European Championships - Castelldefels, Spain

23-23 September - Laser Run European Championships - Castelldefels, Spain

25 September - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Corbas, France


24-226 September - FIM Superbike World Championship - Spanish Round - Circuito de Jerez, Andalusia, Spain

26 September - FIM Motocross of Nations - Mantova, Italy

Motor Racing

24-25 September - Formula Drift Invitational - Long Beach, CA, USA

24-26 September - FIA Formula One World Championship - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Russia; NTT IndyCar Series - Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach - CA, USA

26 September - 2021 NASCAR Cup Series - Round of 12 - South Point 400 - Las Vegas, NV, USA


26 September - 2021 Skyrunner World Series - Gorbeia Suzien - Zeanuri, Spain

Mountain Running

26 September - WMRA World Cup Stage 11: Trofeo Ciolo (Category: Classic Mountain) - Gagliano del Capo, Italy

Obstacle Course Racing

12-21 September - 2021 Altitude World Championships - Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania


20-26 September - FIP XIII Juniors Padel World Championship - Torreón, Mexico

21-26 September - FIP World Tour 2021 - Torino, Italy


21-26 September - PPA Tour of Pickleball - Las Vegas Open - Las Vegas, NV, USA


19-21 September - World Poker Tour - WPT Online Borgata Poker


22-26 September - FIP Polo Ladies Championship - Milan, Italy


23 September to 3 October - World Sub-Junior, Junior, Master and Open Classic Powerlifting Championships - Halmstad, Sweden


24-26 September - World Tour 2021 - SWT Grawe Sidebyside Austrian Open - Graz, Austria


23-26 September - IRT 36.5 Annual KWM Gutterman (Fall) Shamrock Shootout - Lombard, IL, USA

Rodeo (Pro)

23-25 September - Amarillo Tri-State Fair and Rodeo - Amarillo, TX, USA

23-26 September - California Rodeo Salinas - Salinas, CA, USA

24-25 September - Omaha River City Rodeo - Omaha, NE, USA; Young Living's Last Chance Rodeo - Mona, UT, USA; Poway Rodeo - Poway, CA, USA; Edmonton Pro Rodeo - Edmonton, AB, USA

24-26 September - Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo - San Bernardino, CA, USA; Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo - Stephenville, TX, USA

24-30 September - Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo - Pasadena, TX, USA

All with prize money of $20k and higher

Roller Sports

24-26 September - World Skate Scooter World Championships 2021 - Barcelona, Spain


24-26 September - 2021 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals - Oeiras, Portugal

Rugby Fives

25 September - London Open 2021 - Barnes, London

Rugby Union

25 September - New Zealand v South Africa; Australia v Argentina - Townsville, Australia; Italy Women v Spain Women; Ireland Women v Scotland Women - Parma, Italy


25 September - Mad City Ultras - Madison, IN, USA

26 September to 2 October - Adelaide 6 Day 2021 - Adelaide, Australia


15-20 September - GC32 World Championship - Villasimius, Italy

15-26 September - Hobie (Multi) European Championships - CV Ballena Alegre, Spain

16-26 September - Hempel 2021 Offshore World Championship - Adriatic Sea, Italy

21-25 September - Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship - Winthrop, MA, USA

22-25 September - Melges 20 European Championship - Puntaldia, Italy

23-26 September - Snipe Youth European Championship - CM Almeria, Spain; Sailing Champions League - St Petersburg, Russia; ILCA Europa Cup - Balatonfured, Hungary

25-29 September - 2.4MR Gold-Cup / Para World Sailing Championship 2021 - Warnemünde / Mecklenburger Buch, Germany

26 September to 2 October - 2021 Tornado World Championships - Thessaloniki, Greece


23-27 September - PSA World Tour - Oracle Netsuite Open 2021 - San Francisco, CA, USA

Underwater Sports

16-20 September - 32nd Spearfishing World Championship - Arbatax-Tortoli, Italy

23-27 September - Finswimming Junior, Senior and Master World Championship Open Water - Santa Marta, Colombia


19-26 September - Columbus WTA 125 (WTA) - Columbus, OH, USA

20-26 September - J&T Banka Ostrava Open 2021 (WTA) - Ostrava, Czech Republic; Astana Open (ATP) - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Moselle Open (ATP) - Metz, France

24-26 September - Laver Cup - Boston, MA, USA 


24 September - 2021 Europe Triathlon Xterra Cross Duathlon Championships Dolomiti Paganella - Andalo, Trentino, Italy

25-26 September - 2021 Europe Triathlon Championships - Valencia, Spain

26 September - 2021 Europe Triathlon Xterra Cross Championships Dolomiti Paganella - Trentino, Italy

26 September - IRONMAN Chattanooga - TN, USA


20-29 September - FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship - Durango, Mexico

23 September to 2 October - Chianciano Terme 2021 - World Deaf Volleyball Championships - Chianciano Terme, Italy

23 September to 3 October - FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship - Various


23-26 September - Oceania Senior Championships - Online

24 September to 3 October - European Junior and U23 Championships - Rovaniemi, Finland


23-24 September - Beach Wrestling World Championships - Cadets/Juniors - Constanta, Romania

25-26 September - Constanta Beach Wrestling World Series Final - Constanta, Romania

* We have listed the above events based on the best information we can obtain. The current circumstances mean some of these may be postponed or cancelled at the last moment.

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