This Weekend in Sports: Wimbledon and U.S. Women’s Open Golf
A light sports calendar features the end of the first week of play at a Grand Slam tennis event and the best players in women’s golf competing for a major title. Here’s what to watch this weekend:
Friday, June 28
2013 Wimbledon Tennis Championships
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London; 7 a.m. (ET) on ESPN2 (through July 7)
The world’s best tennis players have returned to Wimbledon for the season’s third Grand Slam event. Upsets claimed several of the high seeds in both the men’s and women’s draws earlier this week. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were still alive on the men’s side heading into Thursday, while Serena Williams was heavily favored to dominate the women’s field.
2013 U.S. Women’s Open — Second Round
Sebonack Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.; 3 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2 (through Sunday)
After winning the first two majors of the year, top-ranked Inbee Park is the favorite to capture the U.S. Women’s Open in New York this weekend. Second-ranked Stacy Lewis could be her chief competition.
Saturday, June 29
Cincinnati Reds at Texas Rangers
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas; 7:15 p.m. (ET) on Fox
The Cincinnati Reds (45-34) travel to Texas for an interleague matchup with the Rangers (45-33). Mike Leake (7-3, 2.61) gets the start for the Reds, while Nick Tepesch (3-6, 4.60) takes the mound for Texas.
Quaker State 400
Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kent.; 7:45 p.m. (ET) on TNT
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series shifts to Kentucky this weekend. While Jimmie Johnson is still at the top of the driver standings, Carl Edwards has closed to within 25 points of him. Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth round out the top five in the points race.
Sunday, June 30
2013 U.S. Women’s Open — Final Round
Sebonack Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.; 3 p.m. (ET) on NBC
The best female golfers in the world try to capture the 2013 season’s third major championship.
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
Camden Yards, Baltimore; 8:05 p.m. (ET) on ESPN
The New York Yankees (42-35) face the Baltimore Orioles (43-36) in a matchup of American League East rivals. The Yankees send Hiroki Kuroda (7-5, 2.77) to the mound to face an Orioles lineup anchored by Major League home run leader Chris Davis. Baltimore’s Chris Tillman (9-2, 3.72) will try to keep Robinson Cano and the rest of the New York hitters off the bases.