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Petra Kvitova win sets up Third Round Clash with Venus Williams in Beijing

  By Abigail Hinto (October 1, 2014) BEIJING, CHINA – A confident and in-form Petra Kvitova raced to an easy 6-4, 6-2 victory on Wednesday at the China Open over China’s new No. 1 player Peng Shuai.   Following her title run in Wuhan the last week, the third seed Kvitova acknowledges she’s more confident now after suffering an early...
Via Tennis Panorama
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kvitova, V. Williams rematch set at China Open

BEIJING (AP) Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. Kvitova was two points from defeat in that match, but came back to beat Williams 5-7, 7-6 (2), 7-5 and ride that momentum all the way to her second Wimbledon title. The third-seeded Czech player set up another clash with a...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni Beats Venus Williams to Win Quebec City

#454440180 / (September 14, 2014) Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won her first WTA title since 1998, beating former world No.1 Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 to win the Quebec City tennis tournament in 83 minutes. In the battle between 30-somethings, Lucic-Baroni 32 and Williams 34, the Croatian had last been in a final in 1998. Lucic-Baroni reached the Wimbledon semifinals...
Via Tennis Panorama
17 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams starts her U.S. Open with win over Kimiko Date-Krumm

  Venus Williams started with a soft forehand, shifted to a gentle backhand and even tried to blow away a most pesky opponent. She kept moving from sideline to sideline, yet still couldn't shake free at the U.S. Open. Not until three attendants came onto the court to help did Williams escape what was bugging her Monday -- a bee that wanted to land on her racket. ''The...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bee Interrupts Venus Williams and Kimiko Date-Krumm at US Open

The above photo is from an old match but today’s match was far from peaceful.  Today was the opening of the US Open and a bee happened to interrupt the game. Those bees in Flushing Meadows Park have no respect. Date-Krumm playing great… there's a lot of buzz about this match! #usopen — US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 25, 2014 Do you still think...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams overcomes bee attack to advance at U.S. Open

Venus Williams can add a bee to her list of opponents vanquished at the U.S. Open. The 34-year-old two-time champion kicked off her 16th campaign at Flushing Meadows on Monday with a first-round affair against 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm that lasted three sets and had interference from a wayward insect. After Venus dropped the first set, she rallied to win the second. In the third...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams to be featured in upcoming 'Body Issue'

ESPN’s annual  “Body” issue will be dropping in a few weeks. Tennis star Venus Williams will be one of the athletes featured barring it all for the magazine. In it, Venus discusses her battle with with Sjogren’s syndrome which is an autoimmune disorder. “At my worst point, I wasn’t able to play tennis at all,” says Williams. “Just the whole quality of my life...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

FASHION FIX: Venus Williams reveals the Strisce Break Back Dress for Wimbledon

Venus Williams today revealed her EleVen byVenus look for this year's Wimbledon Championships where she has won five titles.The Strisce Break Back Dress ($88) features "a scoop neck and back, stylish mesh inserts at shoulders for enhanced breathability, feminine cap-sleeves, single front pleat on hem and a printed metallic EleVen logo on upper back" according to...
Via Down the Line!
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Couch: Age, skills aren't the real problem for Venus Williams

It is now just painful to watch Venus Williams. It used to be joyful. She can play as well as she ever did, but can't do it two days in a row. Or two minutes in a row. Or, if she can, then you don't know which two days, which two minutes. She doesn't either. Williams lost in the first round of the Australian Open on Sunday, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova. The easy...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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