Venus Williams tumbles out of Rogers Cup in Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match. Playing her last tournament match before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams lost seven straight games before holding serve in the third game of the second set. After Williams rallied to...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gold Map: Venus Williams watched Olympic docs with dad

Tennis star and four-time gold medalist Venus Williams recalls watching Olympic documentaries as a child, alongside her father. She was inspired by Greg Louganis.
Via CSN Chicago
23 hours ago

Venus Williams opens Rogers Cup with blowout win

MONTREAL (AP) Venus Williams opened play in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Barbora Strycova. Playing her last event before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams finished off the overmatched Czech player in 58 minutes. Williams was coming a loss to Britain's Johanna Konta on Sunday in the final of the Bank of the West Classic in California. ''It was...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Williams sisters dominate Olympic tennis since Sydney 2000

Serena and Venus Williams have dominated the Olympic women's singles and doubles competitions since the Sydney 2000 Games. Each sister has individually earned a gold medal in singles, and together won three gold medals in doubles.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Johanna Konta tops Venus Williams for first singles crown

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Hard-hitting Johanna Konta whipped winners every which way and outslugged top-seeded Venus Williams to capture her first career singles title, winning the Bank of the West Classic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 on Sunday. Her serve and return games equally solid, Konta held on in the third set after squandering a 4-1 lead in the second. When Williams netted her forehand return...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams advances Bank of the West quarterfinals

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Magda Linette 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-2 on Wednesday in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic. Williams, a Wimbledon semifinalist this month, won the first two points of the second-set tiebreaker but lost the next six. She tied it at 6 before Linette closed it out. Williams raced to a 4-0 lead in the third set after twice...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Father of Serena, Venus Williams doing 'fair' after stroke

Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams, suffered a stroke recently and was let out of the hospital two weeks ago after being treated, according to a report. Richard’s wife Lakeisha told Radar Online that her husband Richard suffered a stroke prior to Serena’s win at Wimbledon. Radar’s article about the stroke was published on Wednesday and says Richard was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, ties Graf with 22 Grand Slam titles

Serena Williams has made history. The world No. 1 defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday in one of the most exciting and impressive Wimbledon singles finals in recent memory. It was Williams’ seventh Wimbledon title and her 22nd Grand Slam win, tying her with Steffi Graf for the second-most among women’s singles players. Williams and Kerber went back and fourth in the...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Downpour! Venus Williams forced off court as rain storm hits on match point

(UPDATED BELOW)The reaction says it all.Venus Williams was leading 19-year-old Daria Kasatkina up 40-30 at 7-5, 4-6, 7-6. In other words the 36-year-old had match point in her third-round match at Wimbledon.As Venus wiggled near the baseline awaiting for Kasatkina's serve, a few drops of rain started to fall. The match had been delayed by rain before, but they could easily get in...
Via FOX Sports
28 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
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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