September 5, 2009 |
Last time Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams played tennis against each other, Clijsters won, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, in the 2005 U.S. Open women's final, still Clijsters' only major championship. The third-seeded Williams and Clijsters will play again Sunday in the fourth round, a meeting set up Friday when Williams beat 46th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, 6-2, 7-5. Williams was down a service break in the second set and limped during the last couple of games. Clijsters, back only a month after a two-year retirement, routed fellow Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, 6-0, 6-2. The day's most compelling match, though, was 28-year-old Taylor Dent's 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (1)
January 23, 2009 |
In the biggest upset so far at the season's first major, sixth-seeded Venus Williams lost, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, in the second round of the Australian Open to Carla Suarez Navarro, a 20-year-old Spaniard ranked No. 46. "She was super consistent and aggressive and just went for her shots," said Williams, the reigning Wimbledon champion. "I wasn't in control of the points." Williams was broken while serving for the match and dropped the last five games.
July 11, 2008 |
Macedonian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved statue of the goddess of love in the ruins of an ancient Roman city near Skopje, Macedonia. Archaeologist Marina Oncevska said Thursday that the 5-foot-6-inch-tall marble Venus is a masterpiece of ancient art executed in the late classical Greek tradition. It dates to the second or third century. She says archaeologists found it Tuesday in the ruins of Scupi on the northwest outskirts of Macedonia's capital. "The smoothness of the marble and the beauty of the statue give us the clue that this masterpiece came from one of the best artistic schools in the Mediterranean," Oncevska said.
May 31, 2001 |
Venus Williams has left the arena. Again. Venus and Serena Williams, winners of the year's first doubles Grand Slam at the Australian Open, won't be taking a shot at the second. Venus was said to have been on an afternoon flight out of Paris on Wednesday. Serena said in a statement that she "wants to focus all my energy toward doing the best that I can in singles." Tour officials were quietly displeased by the move. To be fair, doubles are doubles.
September 25, 1990 |
After a shaky start, the Magellan probe is successfully mapping cloud-shrouded Venus, beaming back "revolutionary" views of a heavily fractured, volcanic planet that may be geologically active, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena said today. A brief but dramatic movie made with Magellan data was presented at a news conference that simulated a zooming 12-mile-high flight above a tortured region of complex faults and fractures.
June 7, 2003 |
Titian's "Venus of Urbino" has left Italy for the first time to become the jewel in an exhibit at the Prado Museum in Madrid. Described by Prado Director Miguel Zugaza as "the cultural highlight of this summer in Europe," the exposition features 65 works by the 16th century Venetian master. It opens Tuesday and runs to Sept. 7.
October 3, 1996
Venus at the Spa, the Italian eatery that opened at the Spa at South Coast Plaza just under two years ago, will close on Oct. 12, the restaurant's owner said Wednesday. Venus was the latest project from Salvatore Cesareo and Massimo Navaretta, co-owners and operators of the nearby Amici Trattoria. "The terms of the lease were up and we feel it's time to move on with other projects," Cesareo said. "It's just for the same reasons that people sometimes change jobs."
July 29, 1993 |
Josef von Sternberg knew how to make a spectacle of Marlene Dietrich. A director obsessed with the sexual power of his star, he glorified Dietrich's womanhood, then yanked her off the pedestal by exploiting every primal impulse she had. "The Blue Angel" (1930) is where Dietrich first became an erotic symbol through Von Sternberg's camera, but "Blonde Venus" (1932) really shows off his contradictory vision.
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August 18, 1992 |
Sky-watchers in the Los Angeles area will be treated to an astronomical event Saturday evening when the two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, will come very close together in the western sky. Venus has been moving closer to Jupiter, which is visible low in the West after sunset. On Saturday, the two planets will be separated by only one-third of a degree, or about one-half the diameter of the moon, according to Griffith Observatory officials.
March 25, 2003 |
Venus Williams overcame eight match points but couldn't sustain a last-ditch rally and lost to fellow American Meghann Shaughnessy, 7-6 (2), 6-1, Monday night at the Nasdaq-100 Open at Key Biscayne, Fla. Shaughnessy fell behind, 3-0, and then began to dominate, whipping shots that put Williams on the defensive. Shaughnessy won the final four points in the tiebreaker, then raced to a 5-0 lead in the second set. Williams saved four match points in the sixth game, then four more in the next game.