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Venus Williams wins WTA Elite Trophy, will rejoin top 10

Venus Williams is headed back to the top 10 for the first time in four years. Zhong Zhi Getty ImagesTop-seeded Venus Williams beat Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 7-6 (6) to win the WTA Elite Trophy on Sunday.Pliskova had a set point at 6-5 in the tiebreaker but Williams hit back-to-back forehand winners to close out the win.''Seven weeks here in Asia and now I feel like it's my home,''...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams advances to semifinals of WTA Elite Trophy

ZHUHAI, China -- Top-seeded Venus Williams rallied to beat Saisai Zheng of China, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 and advance to the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy on Thursday. Williams hit six aces and saved two of four break points against Zheng, who entered the tournament on a wild-card berth. Zheng raced to a 5-1 lead in the first set with aggressive groundstrokes. Williams caught up to 5...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams opens WTA Elite Trophy with win over Keys

  Venus Williams opened the WTA Elite Trophy on Tuesday with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 win over Madison Keys. Williams has already won two titles in a resurgent season and could return to the top 10 in the rankings for the first time in more than four years with a strong showing in the 12-player tournament. Williams was two points from defeat in the second set before pulling out the victory...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams reaches quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open

Venus Williams during her second-round match at the WTA Hong Kong Open.  Kin Cheung AP Venus Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open by beating Wang Yafan of China 6-0, 6-2 Thursday.The 35-year-old Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, won the Wuhan Open this month. Another win this week would bring her closer to qualifying for the season-ending WTA...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Ross still wants to be part-owner of Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins fired head coach Joe Philbin on Monday, and the 2015 season may already be a wash. But the good news is that Rick Ross is still interested in being a part-owner of the team. Ross, who owns a home in Miami and has a Heat tattoo on his face, told TMZ Sports he applauds the Dolphins for firing Joe Philbin and still wants to own five percent of the team. If Ross...
Via The Sports Daily
October 06, 2015  |  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

Venus-Serena US Open matchup on the way to possible grand slam draws big rating for ESPN

Is it possible we could see a triple crown in horse racing and a grand slam in tennis in the same calendar year?  With her victory over sister Venus last night in the US Open quarterfinals, Serena Williams is now just two wins away from history.  There hadn’t been a triple crown winner in horse racing since 1978 until American Pharoah this year.  The tennis drought hasn...
Via Awful Announcing
September 09, 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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