My daughter recently said that I always take her to see sport that I like rather than events she would choose. When I bagged some tickets to the Women's World Cup final it wasn't necessarily the event she would have chosen (she was talking about netball), but it was the game that finally converted her to cricket. England's pulsating victory over India at Lord's was the perfect finale to a competition which has seen women's cricket gain a whole new level of respect and a new generation of fans.
So serenely did Roger Federer play as he resumed his Wimbledon dominance by claiming an eighth title at SW19 that he did not lose a single set. He didn't even have to win the minimum 21 sets to progress through each of the seven hurdles between him and another moment of tennis history. The now 19-time grand slam champion only played and won 19 sets on his south London progress due to the early retirement of first round opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov (6-3,3-0).
Forty years ago Britain was a very different place. The Queen's silver jubilee was celebrated enthusiastically throughout the land, a new partnership with Europe had just been formed and Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon ladies' singles title. Nowadays the monarch's landmarks are merely respectfully noted, Britain is on its way out of the EU and there hasn't been a female champion at SW19 from these shores since 1977.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".