Venus Williams

  • Williams sisters will not face France in Fed Cup 10-04-2014 09:18 AM

    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...
  • Serena, Venus Williams not on US Fed Cup roster 09-04-2014 11:19 PM

    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...
  • Bouchard beats Venus to reach last eight in Charleston 04-04-2014 09:54 AM

    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...
  • Venus Williams advances in Charleston 03-04-2014 09:20 AM

    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...
  • Venus Williams through to third round, Li handed walkover in Miami 22-03-2014 10:44 AM

    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...
  • Venus Williams wins Dubai title for 3rd time 23-02-2014 09:08 AM

    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...
  • Venus Williams beats Wozniacki in Dubai semi-finals 21-02-2014 10:01 PM

    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 20-02-2014 10:27 AM

    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...
  • Venus Williams beats Ivanovic in Dubai 2nd round 19-02-2014 10:40 PM

    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...
  • Venus Williams wins opener in Doha 11-02-2014 10:13 AM

    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,...
  • Williams sisters out of doubles at Australian Open 17-01-2014 10:10 AM

    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,...
  • Venus Williams knocked out in first round of Australian Open 13-01-2014 09:06 AM

    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...
  • Venus, Stephens pull out of Aussie Open warm-ups 05-01-2014 11:54 PM

    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...
  • Venus Williams withdraws from Hobart International 05-01-2014 12:39 PM

    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...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Venus Williams to claim Auckland title 04-01-2014 11:15 AM

    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...
  • Ivanovic beats Flipkens, to meet Venus in Auckland final 03-01-2014 01:43 PM

    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...
  • Venus Williams through to Auckland WTA final 03-01-2014 09:19 AM

    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...
  • Venus Williams feeling fit, healthy for new season 27-12-2013 09:03 AM

    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...
  • Venus Williams to play at Hobart WTA 13-11-2013 09:04 AM

    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...
  • Venus Williams to open season in Auckland 01-11-2013 07:42 PM

    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...
  • I'm not done yet: Venus Williams 01-10-2013 02:09 PM

    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...
  • Kvitova, Kerber advance to the final of Pan Pacific Open 27-09-2013 05:05 PM

    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 26-09-2013 04:21 PM

    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...
  • Venus Williams advances at Pan Pacific Open 25-09-2013 05:06 PM

    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...
  • Venus Williams reaches third round at Pan Pacific Open 24-09-2013 06:27 PM

    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...
  • Serena, Venus enter US Open women's doubles semi-finals 06-09-2013 09:26 AM

    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....
  • Williams sisters move into doubles quarters at US Open 05-09-2013 09:25 AM

    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...
  • Venus Williams knocked out of US Open 29-08-2013 08:19 AM

    New York: Venus Williams was knocked out of the US Open on Wednesday, beaten 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 by China's Zheng Jie after the pair slugged it out for more than three hours. The 33-year-old American, the second oldest player in the women's singles draw, staged an incredible fightback to push...
  • Venus Willams uproots Flipkens in first round at US Open 27-08-2013 08:39 AM

    New York: Venus Williams rolled back the years to beat Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of the US Open on Monday as the final grand slam of the year burst into life. Roared on by an energetic New York crowd on a blustery day at Flushing Meadows, Williams...
  • Sam Stosur, Venus Williams advance to 2nd round in Ohio 13-08-2013 09:03 AM

    Mason: Former US Open champion Sam Stosur moved into the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova on Monday. Stosur, who won the 2011 US Open, lost in the round of 16 at the Rogers Cup in Toronto last week after...