Former World No 1 Helen Jacobs won ten Grand Slam titles during the 1930s. During World War II, Jacobs served as a commander in US Navy intelligence, becoming one of only five women in history to hold that position.
15 year old Catherine Bellis, who sits at #1208 on the WTA rankings, upset the 12th seeded Dominka Cibulkova in the first round of the US Open. Bellis is the youngest girl to win a US Open match since 1996.
Considered the greatest female backstroker of all time, Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi is a three time Olympian (1988, 1992, 1996) and a seven time Olympic medalist. She is a former world record holder in both the 100m and 200m backstroke.
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American Heather Mitts is a 3x Olympic gold medalist and NCAA women’s soccer champion. She retired in 2013.
Katie Ledecky celebrates winning the women’s 1500m freestyle at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 24, 2014. Ledecky took six seconds off her old world record of 15:34.23 to finish in 15:28.36. Silver medalist Lauren Boyle of New Zealand finished in 15:55.69.
Nia Dennis at the US Classic
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Russian cross country skier Yuliya Chepalova won six Olympic medals during her career (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze).
The National Women’s Soccer League Playoffs kick off tomorrow! There are two semifinal games and the two winners play each other in the final. All games will be broadcast on ESPN2.
- August 23, 2014 - FC Kansas City vs Portland Thorns FC - 1:00 pm ET
- August 24, 2014 - Seattle Reign FC vs Washington Spirit - 11:00 pm ET
- August 31, 2014 - TBD - 3:00 pm ET