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Somerset schoolgirl misses out on junior Grand Slam win

Katie Swan was beaten by Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia in the junior's final of the Australian Open Credit: Lukas Coch/Press Association

A schoolgirl from North Somerset missed out on her first junior Grand Slam title last night.

Katie Swan lost in the girls' final of the Australian Open against Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia in Melbourne last night. She lost the match 6-1, 6-4. The 15 year old is originally from Abbots Leigh, but now lives in the USA.

Gloucestershire Cricket appoint Richard Dawson as Head Coach

Richard Dawson playing for Yorkshire in 2006 Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Gloucestershire Cricket have announced 34-year old Richard Dawson as the new Head Coach.

The former Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and England off-spinner, will join up with the squad with immediate effect.

Dawson, who ended his playing career with Gloucestershire at the conclusion of the 2011 season stayed on as their specialist one-day coach, before taking the opportunity to join Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the beginning of 2014.


Bristol teenager through to Australian Open Final

Katie Swan at Wimbledon last year Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

15 -year old Katie Swan has reached the final of the girls' singles in the Australian Open.

After losing the first set in her semi final 0-6, she made a remarkable comeback to win 2-1.

The Bristol-born teenager is due to play her final at 1pm local time - which is 2am tonight if you're planning to watch from the UK.

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