Haye landed an average of just six punches per round (image courtesy of Wikipedia)
72 – David Haye landed just 72 punches during his comprehensive points defeat by Wladimir Klitschko in their world heavyweight title fight in Hamburg. Klitschko registered 134, nearly twice as many.
144 – Mahela Jayawardena scored 144 as Sri Lanka defeated England by 69 runs in the second one-day international at Headingley.
119 – England captain Alastair Cook scored 199 at Lord’s in the third ODI, but Sri Lanka still cruised to an easy six-wicket victory as Dinesh Chandimal made an unbeaten 105.
7 – Thomas Levet became the seventh Frenchman – and only the second in the last 42 years – to win golf’s French Open as he beat Britain’s Mark Foster by one stroke.
5 – Number of trophies won by the Great Britain rowing team at Henley Royal Regatta, the last major event in the UK before the London 2012 Olympics.
84 – Durham‘s Callum Thorp took 6/20 as Lancashire were bowled out for just 84 in the first innings of their County Championship match. Durham won a low-scoring match by five wickets.
4.70 – 19-year old Holly Bleasdale cleared a height of 4.70m to break the British women’s pole vault record, previously held by Kate Dennison, by 10cm.
5 – Double Paralympic swimming champion Eleanor Simmonds was one of five British gold medallists on the opening day of the IPC European Championships in Berlin yesterday.
Wimbledon in numbers
Pironkova beat Venus for the second consecutive year (image courtesy of wimbledon.com)
2 – Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova became only the second woman to beat Venus Williams at back-to-back Wimbledons, after winning their last-16 match 6-2 6-3. The other player to do so was Venus’s sister Serena in 2002 and 2003.
8 - For the first time in the Open era, the eight quarter-finalists in the ladies’ singles were represented by eight different nationalities.
1 – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the first player ever to defeat Roger Federer in a Grand Slam singles match from two sets down, winning 3-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-4.
4 – Sabine Lisicki became only the fourth female player ever to reach the semi-final of a Grand Slam singles tournament as a wild-card, after Zheng Jie (Wimbledon 2008), Kim Clijsters (US 2009) and Justine Henin (Australia 2010).
5 – Andy Murray lost in four sets to Rafael Nadal in their semi-final, but nonetheless boasts an enviable record of five semi-final appearances in his last seven Grand Slam tournaments.
3 - Murray is only the second male player to have lost his first three Wimbledon semi-finals. Tim Henman is the other.
1 – By reaching the men’s final, Novak Djokovic became the first Serbian tennis player to gain the world number one ranking.
Eight proved to be Kvitová's lucky number? (image courtesy of wimbledon.com)
21 - Petra Kvitová defeated Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4 in the ladies’ singles final to become the first left-handed winner since Martina Navratilova in 1990, 21 years ago. At the time, Kvitová was less than four months old.
1 – Kvitová also became the first number eight seed to win a ladies’ singles Grand Slam final, at the tenth attempt.
38 – Sharapova‘s erratic serve contributed towards her downfall. She served 38 double faults, 14 more than any other female player and more than twice as many as Kvitová’s 17.
5 - Novak Djokovic‘s 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal in the men’s final was the fifth time he has defeated the Spaniard in 2011, but also marked his first victory over him at a Grand Slam tournament.
35 – No player converted more break points in the tournament than Djokovic‘s 35. Nadal was second, with 30.
17 – Djokovic bounced the ball 17 times before serving on championship point.
The Tour de France in numbers
16 – George Hincapie has now equalled the all-time record of Dutchman Joop Zoetemelk in making his 16th start at the Tour de France.
Gilbert claimed his 13th win of 2011
13 – Philippe Gilbert won stage one to take his 13th win of 2011, his first career Tour victory and the yellow jersey. He is one of a select group of riders to have won stages of cycling’s three Grand Tours: the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España.
80 – Number of seconds lost by defending champion Alberto Contador when he was caught on the wrong side of a crash in the peloton on the run-in to the finish of the first stage.
12 – Number of seconds separating first from seventh in Sunday’s team time trial, won by Garmin-Cervélo.
1:42 – Contador finished the second day of the Tour 1:42 behind yellow jersey Thor Hushovd.
(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times, Infostrada and wimbledon.com.)