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Williams coasts in 1st round of Taiwan Open

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams had a 6-3, 6-2 win over Taiwanese wildcard Lee Pei-chi in her opening match at the Taiwan Open on Wednesday. ''It was exciting to compete against a local player - the crowd were super involved and made things exciting,'' Williams said. ''The first round is never easy so I'm really happy to now be advancing and hopefully play better...
Via Associated Press
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Williams coasts to 6-3, 6-2 win over Lee at Taiwan Open

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams had a a 6-3, 6-2 win over Lee Pei-chi in her opening match at the Taiwan Open on Wednesday. Williams broke the Taiwanese wildcard entry's serve three times in the match that lasted just 57 minutes. The seven-time major winner, a surprise first-round loser at the Australian Open last month, next faces Urszula Radwanska of Poland...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams advances US team in Fed Cup

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) Venus Williams clinched victory for the U.S. Fed Cup team against Poland on Sunday in the Group II first round, advancing her team to the World Group Playoff in April. A win in April would put the U.S. in contention for the Fed Cup title next year. The draw for the playoffs is Tuesday. Williams needed just one hour to snatch a 6-1, 6-2 win against Poland...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams, Stephens give US 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Poland

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) Venus Williams beat Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2, and Sloane Stephens beat Magda Linette, 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Poland after the opening day of their Fed Cup first round. The Americans are one match away from advancing to the World Group II semifinals in April. Williams overcame a shaky start against Kania, who served for the first...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena's Search For Slams

It's no surprise that Serena Williams comes into the 2016 Australian Open as the clear favorite, even if she is injured. Two weeks ago, Williams withdrew from the Hopman Cup (an exhibition tournament that serves as a warm-up for the Australian Open) with soreness in her knee, which has been a recurring issue throughout her career. Serena battled injury during much of 2015 and won...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian Open 2016: Venus Williams, Simona Halep both upset as 12 seeded players fall in Round 1

After Carolina Wozniacki (16) was defeated by Yulia Putintseva on Monday, there were plenty more big upsets Tuesday at the Australian Open, as both world No. 2 Simona Halep and eight-seeded Venus Williams went down in first round action. Halep was knocked out of the Aussie by Zhang Shuai, 6-4, 6-3, who was a qualifier in the tournament and the 133rd ranked player in the world...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams gets knocked out in first round at Australian Open

Venus Williams lasted just one match in Melbourne.The 35-year-old, coming off her best season since 2010, was routed Tuesday at the Australian Open at the hands' of Great Britain's Johanna Konta, 6-4, 6-2.Williams was the No. 8 seed after a 2015 season that saw her reach the quarterfinals at both the Australian and U.S. Opens, but she looked overmatched on a warm day at the hands...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams scorches reporter who asks why she's not smiling

Serena Williams doesn’t have time for silly questions. The No. 1 tennis player, who’s vying to finish off the calendar grand slam in the U.S. Open, sat for a press conference after her quarterfinals win against her sister Venus Williams. One reporter thought it’d be a good idea to ask her why she wasn’t smiling and laughing more after her victory, and he quickly found out...
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ted Wells buys Williams sisters' NY pad for $2.1 million

Ted Wells has been paid a whole bunch of money by the NFL in the last year, and he’s putting some of that dough to use. The New York Daily News, citing public records, reported Thursday that Wells bought a New York apartment for $2.1 million. The seller of that loft apartment? Venus and Serena Williams. Wells, a criminal attorney, was hired by the NFL to conduct an “independent...
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams reportedly bothered by Serena’s partying

Venus Williams reportedly is bothered by all the partying of her sister Serena and that has supposedly created a rift between them. The New York Post’s Page Six quotes an “insider” as a source for their report, which was published Wednesday evening. “They’re not in a good place right now. Venus is angry with Serena,” […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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