Women's Super League: Liverpool host Sunderland in opener

Liverpool Ladies win WSL title
Liverpool Ladies have been crowned Women's Super League champions for the last two seasons

Champions Liverpool Ladies will host newcomers Sunderland in the opening game of the Women's Super League 2015.

The Reds retained their title by finishing above Chelsea on goal difference, while the Lady Black Cats finished top of the second tier by two points to secure promotion.

They will meet on Wednesday, 25 March, with the remaining opening-round WSL fixtures scheduled throughout the week.

Relegated Everton begin life in WSL2 against Aston Villa on 18 March.

The leagues will take a mid-season break for the Women's World Cup in Canada, which runs from 6 June until 5 July, and the Continental Cup will start in the second half of the campaign.

With the WSL1 set to expand to nine teams for the 2016 season, two clubs will be promoted from the second tier in October, while only one team will be relegated from the top flight.

WSL fixtures - week one
Liverpool Ladies v Sunderland - 25 MarchBirmingham City v Manchester City - 29 March
Notts County v Chelsea - 29 March Liverpool v Birmingham City - 1 April
Sunderland v Manchester City - 1 AprilBristol Academy v Chelsea - 2 April
Notts County v Arsenal - 2 April
WSL2 fixtures - week one
Aston Villa v Everton - 18 MarchMillwall Lionesses v London Bees - 18 March
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Durham - 19 March Oxford United v Watford Ladies - 19 March
Yeovil Town v Reading - 19 March