The week in numbers: w/e 26/6/11

Wiggins won his first national road race title

1Bradley Wiggins and Lizzie Armitstead both won their first British national road race titles yesterday. Armitstead had finished second in each of the last two years, while Wiggins will now wear the British champion’s jersey at the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday.

0 – Number of goals conceded by Switzerland en route to the UEFA under-21 final. However, Spain scored late in each half to claim a 2-0 victory to add the European under-21 title to their World Cup and European Championship trophies at senior level.

2 – Britain’s Alistair Brownlee won the European triathlon title in Pontevedra in Spain, with his brother Johnny finishing second.

Vettel eased to his sixth win of the season (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

6Sebastian Vettel claimed his sixth win of the Formula 1 season (out of eight races) at the European Grand Prix in Valencia. He has now won eight of the last ten races dating back to the end of last season.

0 – Number of retirements during the European GP, only the fourth time this has happened at an F1 race (1961 Netherlands (15 starters), 2005 USA (six), 2005 Italy (20), 2011 European (24)).

48Leicestershire were bowled out for just 48 in their second innings as they lost their County Championship game against Northamptonshire by an innings and 155 runs. David Lucas took 5/20 to finish with a match return of 9/75. He also scored 60 with the bat.

3 Rory McIlroy‘s US Open win, coupled with Martin Kaymer‘s failure to finish in the top eight at the BMW International Open, moved him up to number three in golf’s world rankings. UK golfers now occupy the top three places, with the top two being Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.

Wimbledon in numbers

Kimiko Date-Krumm's previous Wimbledon singles win came in 1996 (image courtesy of

15 – 40-year old Kimiko Date-Krumm recorded the first victory of the entire tournament, defeating Britain’s Katie O’Brien 6-0 7-5. It had been a record 15 years since her last singles win at Wimbledon, having retired from tennis between 1996 and 2008.

15 – Number of consecutive games won by Andy Murray to close out his 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-0 first round win over Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

34 – Games required by John Isner to beat Nicolas Mahut 7-6 6-2 7-6 in their first round match. When the pair met at the same stage last year it took 183 games and over 11 hours of play, in the longest match in the history of tennis.

143 – In mph, the fastest serve of the tournament’s first week, by the American Andy Roddick.

Lisicki was the fastest women's player in more ways than one (image courtesy of

45Sabine Lisicki took just 45 minutes to win her first round match against Anastasija Sevastova, 6-1 6-1. Lisicki has also recorded the fastest serve in the ladies’ competition so far, at 124mph.

0 – Number of times Novak Djokovic has attempted to serve and volley in his three matches so far.

0 – Number of sets lost by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the tournament’s first week.

72 – Spain’s Feliciano López hit 72 aces during the first week, the most by any player.

40,076 – Total number of points played across the first three rounds of the men’s and ladies’ singles.

2,908 – Total number of aces served in the first three rounds of the two singles competitions – an average of one every 13.8 points.

(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times, Infostrada and


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