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Venus Williams ousted from 1st round of Istanbul Cup

ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams was eliminated from the first round of the Istanbul Cup in a 6-4, 7-6 (4) upset by Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko on Tuesday. Bondarenko managed three service breaks in the opening set and took a 5-2 lead in the second before Williams rallied, winning four consecutive games and serving at 6-5 for the set. But the momentum swung back...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Career Of Venus, If Not For Serena

For nearly two decades, women’s tennis has been dominated by one name: Williams. Of the 72 Grand Slam singles events that have featured Serena Williams, Venus Williams, or both sisters, 28 have been won by one of the two (38.9%). Of the 61 that have occurred during the 21st century, 27 have been won by one of the two (44.3%). The fact that two sisters have combined to win over...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams says Serena has "big opportunity"

WASHINGTON (AP) Venus Williams spoke for everyone in women's tennis when a young girl asked her, ''How is it playing against your sister?'' Williams responded: ''Never easy, never easy.'' Speaking at a news conference before playing for the Washington Kastles in World TeamTennis, the 35-year-old seven-time major champion and former No. 1 recognized the ''big opportunity'' her sister...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: Serena Williams has no rivalry

The sibling rivalry between the Williams sisters made headlines this weekend when they were set to face each other earlier today in the fourth round of Wimbledon. Despite Serena’s tough third-round match against Britain’s Heather Watson, which led ESPN’s experts to predict she would have a long match against her sister Venus, the sisters played for just over an hour, Serena...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Cruises Past Serena in Wimbledon Semifinal

Even though the majority of their respective careers have already happened, watching Serena and Venus Williams square off in tennis is still special. The two faced one another today in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Sure, each wants to win, but […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Just like old times, it's Williams vs. Williams at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) Just like old times. Used to be that a match involving Miss Williams vs. Miss Williams, as they like to say at the All England Club, was a regular occurrence at the latter stages of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. During a span of eight majors from the U.S. Open in 2001 to Wimbledon in 2003, Serena and Venus Williams participated in six all-in-the...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 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

Serena ‘dizzy, disoriented,' withdraws from Wimbledon

An incredibly bizarre scene unfolded at Wimbledon on Tuesday morning when Serena Williams and Venus Williams were forced to withdraw from their doubles match after Serena became dizzy and disoriented. It’s unclear what exactly was wrong with Serena, but her behavior was extremely alarming. Prior to the match, Williams could barely focus enough to volley […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 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 narrative...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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