Venus Williams

  • Serena Williams stops after three games in doubles July 1, 2014

    London: Serena Williams pulled out of her Wimbledon doubles match with sister Venus after only three games on Tuesday. Serena, who lost in singles on Saturday, was checked by medical staff before the doubles match even began. Sitting in her sideline chair, Serena covered her face with her hands. Eventually, the match...
  • Serena, Venus Williams lose in second round at French Open May 28, 2014

    Paris: Serena Williams lost in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday, her earliest exit at a major tournament since falling in the first round at Roland Garros two years ago. Williams, the defending French Open champion and a 17-time major winner, lost to Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-2,...
  • Venus Williams reaches 2nd round at French Open May 25, 2014

    Paris: Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the French Open by beating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-4, 6-1 Sunday. Williams was down a break early in the first set, but she was able to recover and take control of the match. The 29th-seeded American has won seven Grand Slam titles,...
  • Williams sisters will not face France in Fed Cup April 10, 2014

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is too wiped out to play in the Fed Cup against France on April 19-20, US captain Mary Joe Fernandez said on Wednesday. "She is mentally and physically exhausted and needs a break, so bad timing for us, unfortunately," Fernandez said in a telephone interview. "But that happens...
  • Serena, Venus Williams not on US Fed Cup roster April 9, 2014

    Serena and Venus Williams are not part of the Fed Cup roster submitted by US captain Mary Joe Fernandez for a World Group playoff against France on April 19-20. Instead, Fernandez's roster announced on Wednesday includes 18th-ranked Sloane Stephens, No. 42 Madison Keys, No. 49 Varvara Lepchenko and No. 57 Christina...
  • Bouchard beats Venus to reach last eight in Charleston April 4, 2014

    Rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard booked her place in the quarter-finals of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston on Thursday with a 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-4 victory over former world number one Venus Williams. Sixth seed Bouchard, an unabashed fan of Williams as she came up through the junior ranks, broke her...
  • Venus Williams advances in Charleston April 3, 2014

    Charleston: Venus Williams advanced in the tournament where her top-ranked sister could not, battling back to beat Chanelle Scheepers 7-5, 7-5 on Wednesday at the Family Circle Cup. It was another long day for No. 28-ranked Williams, who needed almost 2 hours to finish the straight-sets victory after falling behind 3-1...
  • Venus Williams through to third round, Li handed walkover in Miami March 22, 2014

    Miami: Before Serena Williams planted her flag at the Sony Open it was sister Venus who ruled over the Miami hardcourts and the older of the tennis siblings signalled on Friday she was ready to reclaim the throne with a 6-3 6-3 win over Anna Schmiedlova. World number one Serena's resume...
  • Venus Williams wins Dubai title for 3rd time February 23, 2014

    United Arab Emirates: Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title at the Dubai Championships in an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the final on Saturday. The 44th-ranked Williams, playing courtesy of a wild card, also won this title in 2009 and 2010. She's won her...
  • Venus Williams beats Wozniacki in Dubai semi-finals February 21, 2014

    Dubai: Venus Williams dominated eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2 to reach the final of the Dubai Championships on Friday. "I feel like I've just gotten so much better since my first round to now, just feeling comfortable on the court, feeling comfortable when I'm behind, feeling comfortable when I'm in...
  • Williams sisters enter quarter-finals at Dubai Open February 20, 2014

    Dubai: Venus Williams, the former world's number one and currently ranked 44, defeated here Wednesday Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1. Her younger sister Serena Williams, the current number one, kicked out Elaterina Makarova the evening before 7-6, 6-0. Ivanonic appeared to be exhausted during the game as the 26-year old Serbian had...
  • Venus Williams beats Ivanovic in Dubai 2nd round February 19, 2014

    DUBAI: Venus Williams pummeled Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1 in a second-round match between former world No. 1s at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. Williams showed the form that once delivered her seven Grand Slam titles. Ivanovic couldn't take advantage of the two break-point opportunities Williams offered in the sixth game of...
  • Venus Williams wins opener in Doha February 11, 2014

    Doha: Venus Williams eased past Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2 to line up a second-round match with former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open on Monday. Williams was broken only once, when she led Martic 4-0. She has an up and down record so far this season, reaching the...
  • Williams sisters out of doubles at Australian Open January 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Venus and Serena Williams have withdrawn from the doubles competition at the Australian Open, shortly before their first-round match was scheduled to be played on Friday. Tournament officials said the sisters pulled out because of an injury to Venus' lower left leg. The announcement came shortly after Serena Williams, a five-time...
  • Venus Williams knocked out in first round of Australian Open January 13, 2014

    Melbourne: Ekaterina Makarova, who upset an injured Serena Williams in the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open, completed a Melbourne Park sweep of the Williams sisters by eliminating Venus 2-6 6-4 6-4 to advance to the second round on Monday. The 22nd seeded Russian came back from 3-0 down in...
  • Venus, Stephens pull out of Aussie Open warm-ups January 5, 2014

    Brisbane: With the Australian Open just over a week away, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens withdrew from warm-up tournaments on Sunday and another American, John Isner, could soon join them. Williams, who lost the final of the Auckland WTA tournament on Saturday, pulled out of the Hobart International, informing officials on...
  • Venus Williams withdraws from Hobart International January 5, 2014

    Hobart: Venus Williams withdrew from the Hobart International on Sunday less than 24 hours after losing the Auckland WTA final. "I don't believe she has an injury," tournament director Mark Handley said. "I just think that she's played a lot of tough, close matches over in Auckland and in the lead-up...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Venus Williams to claim Auckland title January 4, 2014

    Wellington: Ana Ivanovic claimed her first WTA Tour title in more than two years when she completed a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 victory over fellow former world number one Venus Williams to clinch the Auckland Classic on Saturday. The 26-year-old Serbian had not won a title since she completed a 6-3 6-0...
  • Ivanovic beats Flipkens, to meet Venus in Auckland final January 3, 2014

    Auckland: Serbia's Ana Ivanovic overcame a second set resistance to beat Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens on Friday and set up an Auckland Classic final against former world number one Venus Williams. The tall American was given a walkover to the final after her compatriot, fifth seed Jamie Hampton, was forced to withdraw...
  • Venus Williams through to Auckland WTA final January 3, 2014

    Brisbane: With Serena Williams set to play Maria Sharapova in the Brisbane International semifinals Friday, her older sister Venus advanced to the ASB Classic final in Auckland, New Zealand, on a walkover. Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam singles winner and former No. 1 now ranked 47th, was due to play...
  • Venus Williams feeling fit, healthy for new season December 27, 2013

    Auckland: Venus Williams says she's as fit and healthy as she has been in years and hopes to turn a dream into reality when she starts her season at the Auckland WTA tournament from Monday. The seven-time grand slam winner arrived in Auckland from Los Angeles on Friday and said her...
  • Venus Williams to play at Hobart WTA November 13, 2013

    Sydney: Venus Williams is set to play in the Hobart WTA International in January, organisers said on Wednesday. The seven-time Grand Slam champion, now ranked 48, will be making her first appearance in the tournament in the run-up to the Australian Open in Melbourne, reported Xinhua. "The tournament is played on the...
  • Venus Williams to open season in Auckland November 1, 2013

    Auckland: Venus Williams will open her season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, now ranked 49th, last played in the September semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The 33-year-old Williams has been fighting a back injury while also contending with the autoimmune...
  • I'm not done yet: Venus Williams October 1, 2013

    Beijing: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has missed eight months in the past two years due to autoimmune disorder Sjogren's Syndrome, but she showed this season that she can still take on the best of opponents. The American pulled off a stellar performance in Tokyo last week, beating World No....
  • Kvitova, Kerber advance to the final of Pan Pacific Open September 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Petra Kvitova rallied to defeat Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) and advance to the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday. Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the other semi-final. Kerber leads the head-to-head series 2-1, with all of the matches being...
  • Venus advances to semis at Pan Pacific Open September 26, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 to advance to the Pan Pacific Open semi-finals for the first time on Thursday. Williams, whose previous best in Tokyo was the quarter-finals in 2004, broke the 19-year-old Bouchard with a forehand down the line to go up 5-2...
  • Venus Williams advances at Pan Pacific Open September 25, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams rallied from a set down on Wednesday to defeat Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, broke serve to go up 5-3 in the second set at Ariake...
  • Venus Williams reaches third round at Pan Pacific Open September 24, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams upset top-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, took advantage of six-double faults by Azarenka, who struggled with her game from the outset at Ariake Colosseum. Williams...
  • Serena, Venus enter US Open women's doubles semi-finals September 6, 2013

    New York: Venus and Serena Williams have knocked out the top-seeded women's doubles team at the US Open to advance to the semi-finals. The Williams sisters beat defending champions Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-1 to move two wins away from their 14th Grand Slam tournament title. Their...
  • Williams sisters move into doubles quarters at US Open September 5, 2013

    New York: Venus and Serena Williams overcame two service breaks in the second set on Wednesday to advance to the US Open doubles quarter-finals with a 6-1, 7-6 (3) victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova. The Williams sisters, who have combined for 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, will play the...