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Venus beats Ivanovic in Dubai 2nd round

Venus Williams of the U.S. returns the ball to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during the third day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. AP

Venus Williams pummeled Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1 in a second-round match between former world No. 1s at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Venus Williams out in 1st round at Australian Open

Venus Williams of the U.S. makes a backhand return to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, January. 13, 2014. AP

Just as she was starting to show glimpses of returning to form, Venus Williams was let down by her serve and her concentration at crucial times and lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova on day one of the Australian Open.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Venus accepts Murray’s five set challenge for women’s tennis

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Former world number one Venus Williams has said she would have no issues with playing five sets at grand slam tournaments after Andy Murray’s recent call for equal match lengths in men’s and women’s tennis.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pan Pacific Open: Venus Williams back to her best to book semifinal spot

Venus Williams. AP FILE PHOTO

Former world number one Venus Williams turned back the clock with some brutal hitting to overcome Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 Thursday and reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Venus Williams fights back to reach Tokyo quarters

Venus Williams   AP FILE PHOTO

Venus Williams snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to beat fast-rising Romanian Simona Halep 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open on Wednesday.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Tennis | Read More »

Williams sisters reach semis of US Open doubles

Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams react after a point against Sara Errani, of Italy, and Roberta Vinci, of Italy, during the women's doubles quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in New York. AP Photo/Mike Groll

Venus and Serena Williams have knocked out the top-seeded women’s doubles team at the U.S. Open to advance to the semifinals.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Flipkens ousts Venus in first round at Toronto

Kirsten Flipkens, of Belgium, hits a backhand shot to Venus Wiliams, of the United States, during the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn

Wimbledon semi-finalist Kirsten Flipkens shook off a slow start to beat Venus Williams 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday at the Rogers Cup, spoiling the seven-time Grand Slam champion’s return from injury.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Venus Williams hopeful for return before US Open

In this May 26, 2013, file photo, Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts after missing a return against Poland's Urszula Radwanska in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Williams has pulled out of Wilmbledon because of a lower baback, her agent Carlos Fleming said, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Williams, who turned 33 on Monday, was bothered by her back during a first-round loss at the French Open last month. AP Photo/Michel Euler, File

Don’t count out Venus Williams for a U.S. Open appearance.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Other Sports,Photos,Tennis | Read More »

Williams sisters pull out of French Open doubles

Serena Williams of the U.S. returns against Caroline Garcia of France in their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Williams won in two sets 6-1, 6-2. AP/Christophe Ena

Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of doubles at the French Open before playing a match. The sisters were supposed to compete in that event at Roland Garros for the first time since 2010 after receiving a wild card from the tournament.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Venus Williams exits in 1st round of French Open

Venus Williams of the U.S. clenches her fist after winning the second set against Poland's Urszula Radwanska in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

With her back aching and the sun setting on Day 1 of the French Open, Venus Williams summoned the will to make one last bid at a comeback.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Tennis: Williams sisters lead US to 3-2 win over Sweden

From left, United States team members Mary Joe Fernandez, Varvara Lepchenko, Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens celebrate their victory over Sweden following a Fed Cup World Group tennis match, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Delray Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Richard Graulich)

Serena and Venus Williams delivered singles victories Sunday to lift the United States to a 3-2 Fed Cup playoff victory over Sweden that will keep America in the elite World Group.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Back injury sidelines Venus Williams at Sony Open

Venus Williams returns a shot from Kimiko Date-Krumm, of Japan, during the Sony Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 21, 2013 in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams won 7-6 (3) 3-6, 6-4. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

A big match beckoned for Venus Williams on a court where she first hoisted the championship trophy 15 years ago.

Alas, on Saturday she wasn’t up to any heavy lifting.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Djokovic rips foe, Lance; Sharapova ousts Venus

Novak Djokovic absorbed plenty of pressure from Radek Stepanek before advancing to the fourth round of the Australian Open, then unleashed some stinging shots at Lance Armstrong after the long-expected confession from the drug-tainted cyclist.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Section,Tennis | Read More »

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