July 2001 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Salem CC: Bruce Fleischer wins his lone major title by 1 stroke from Gil Morgan and Isao Aoki of Japan
  • Jul 4 In a world record fee for a soccer goalkeeper, Juventus signed Parma's Gianluigi Buffon in a £32.5m deal including midfielder Jonathan Bachini
  • Jul 7 Australian cricketer Karen Rolton smashes an unbeaten 209 to set a new world record for highest score in a women's Test in Australia's 9 wicket win v England at Headingley

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins 3rd career Grand Slam singles title; beats Justine Henin 6-1 3-6 6-0; Henin first Belgian player (male or female) to reach Wimbledon singles final

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jul 9 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 3-time runner-up Goran Ivanišević wins his lone major title beating Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7
  • Jul 10 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle
  • Jul 13 International Olympic Committee votes to award Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
  • Jul 15 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Allen Doyle wins his 2nd Champions Tour major with par on first extra hole of a playoff with Doug Tewell
  • Jul 22 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: David Duval wins his only major title by 3 shots from Niclas Fasth of Sweden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 88th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Jul 29 Copa América Final, Estadio El Campín, Bogotá: Defender Iván Córdoba scores winner as home team Columbia edge Mexico, 1-0

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Six-time golf winner Nick Faldo (44) weds third wife Valerie Bercher on a lavish ceremony in Windsor, England

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 4 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater (b. 1974)
  • Jul 8 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 57
  • Jul 8 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 95