May 2, 1999 |
Venus Williams easily defeated Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain, 6-1, 6-3, Saturday in the semifinals of the $520,000 Betty Barclay Cup at Hamburg, Germany. Williams will face Mary Pierce of France in today's final. Pierce advanced by beating Barbara Schett of Austria, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, gaining the final break during a final set in which serves were broken for five consecutive games. Miscellany Brigham Young's top-ranked men's volleyball team defeated No.
February 27, 2004 |
Venus Williams lost in the Dubai Open quarterfinals in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, 6-2, 6-3, to unseeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova. The second-seeded Williams was playing in her first tournament in three weeks after a right leg injury. She returned to the WTA circuit at last month's Australian Open after a six-month layoff. Williams said she hit for a couple of hours while on vacation in London and for only an hour a day after arriving in Dubai.
March 26, 2007 |
The match included 25 double faults, one on a second serve that landed wide of the doubles alley. There were 91 unforced errors and 13 service breaks, resulting in 2 1/2 hours of fitful tennis in front of a stadium crowd that groaned at the mis-hits and missed chances. Maybe one match every 20 months between top-seeded Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams is enough.
May 7, 2004 |
Venus Williams overwhelmed Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi, 6-3, 6-1, in the third round of the German Open on Thursday at Berlin, showing the full range of her power game. Williams, seeded third, ran her winning streak to 13 matches, slamming winners all over the court and landing her big first serve against the 16th-seeded Israeli at a clay-court tuneup for the French Open.
June 26, 2012 |
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams, just a day after losing in the first round of Wimbledon, was named as both a singles and doubles player for the 2012 Olympics, which will also be played at Wimbledon. Venus will be joined on the women's singles team, chosen by the United States Tennis Assn., by her sister Serena Williams, Christina McHale and Varvara Lepchenko. The world's No. 1 doubles team, Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber, will represent the U.S. The Williams sisters will be the other U.S. doubles teams.
June 18, 2013 |
Venus Williams will not win her sixth Wimbledon singles title this year. The 33-year-old announced Tuesday via Facebook that a back injury will prevent her from taking part in this year's event, which is scheduled to start Monday. “Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in Wimbledon this year,” Williams said. “I am extremely disappointed as I have always loved the Championships, but I need to take time to let my back heal.” Williams has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, including the five at London's All England Club, but none since Wimbledon 2008.
July 9, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 8 - 14 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 8 - 14 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Venus Williams; Bonnie Raitt; Elijah Wood. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Venus Williams; Bryan Cranston; Shawn Johnson; caffeine; stress; Kendra Wilkinson; underwear. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Dr. Mehmet Oz; James Carville; Stan Greenberg; The Wiggles.
September 3, 2009 |
Serena Williams took only 53 minutes and committed only nine unforced errors in her 6-1, 6-1 second-round victory over 51st-ranked Melinda Czink of Hungary. It was an emphatic win and it prompted Serena to do a little happy dance when it was over. That was in contrast to a second-round match earlier in the day when Venus Williams played with her left knee heavily taped. That didn't stop third-seeded Venus from dispatching 124th-ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 6-4, 6-2, and moving closer to an anticipated fourth-round encounter with 2005 Open champion Kim Clijsters.
May 29, 2009 |
FRIDAY'S FEATURED MATCHES (world rankings in parentheses) Venus Williams, U.S. (3) vs. Agnes Szavay, Hungary (31) After losing a set Wednesday night before darkness suspended play, Williams felt angry, "but then I wound down and I had my little dog with me." You'd think that in Paris, they'd let her bring the dog to provide calm and perspective during changeovers. Rafael Nadal, Spain (1) vs. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia (48) Many athletes try hard.
August 28, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Venus Williams gave every ounce of effort she had in her 33-year-old body that is touched by an immune system disease and pained with back issues. She lunged for volleys and yelled in effort on big serves. But as the three-set match crept past the two-hour mark, Williams, dripping with sweat, began hanging her head. At the end she was out of the U.S. Open in the second round, a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5) loser to Zheng Jie of China in a match that lasted more than three hours.