Venus Williams

  • What to watch on day four at US Open 2014 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    New York: American teen Catherine Bellis returns to action at the US Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996. The 15-year-old Californian, ranked 1,208th and playing not only in her first Grand Slam main draw but also her first...
  • Venus Williams in US Open 3rd round 10 hours 54 minutes ago

    New York: Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the US Open for the first time since 2010, a year before she announced she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The 19th-seeded Williams, at 34 the oldest woman left in the draw, did not need to...
  • Murray, Venus grind out wins at steamy US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favourites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the US Open on Monday. Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off cramps to beat Dutchman Robin Haase in four painful sets,...
  • Venus Williams falls at the first hurdle in Cincinnati August 13, 2014

    Venus Williams, fresh off a stirring run to last week's Montreal final, ran out of gas in Cincinnati as she fell 6-7 (2) 6-3 6-4 to 16th seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in first-round action at the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday. Williams, who beat her top-ranked younger sister Serena to...
  • Radwanska eases past Venus Williams to win Rogers Cup August 11, 2014

    Agnieszka Radwanska tamed Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2 to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday, the third seeded Pole setting herself up as a player to watch at the US Open. The first win of the season for Radwanska, it provided a timely jolt of confidence going into Flushing Meadows...
  • Venus upsets Serena to reach Rogers Cup final August 10, 2014

    Venus Williams upset little sister Serena 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to register the first win over her top ranked sibling in five years and move into the Rogers Cup final in Montreal. The meeting marked the 25th time the sisters had squared off but the first time Venus had come...
  • Serena, Venus set up all-Williams semi-final August 9, 2014

    Montreal: Serena and Venus set up an all-Williams semi-final in the Rogers Cup. The sisters advanced to their 26th career meeting on Friday, both rallying to win their quarter-final matches in the hard-court event. Serena beat Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Venus topped Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. The 32-year-old...
  • Venus Williams advances in 3-set win at Montreal August 6, 2014

    Montreal: Venus Williams rebounded from a shaky second set to defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday. Elena Vesnina stepped in as a replacement for the ailing Andrea Petkovic and earned a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Camila Giorgi. The afternoon matches saw...
  • Powered-down Bouchard knocked out in Montreal August 6, 2014

    The Rogers Cup lost power both figuratively and literally on Tuesday with hometown favourite Eugenie Bouchard suffering a second round defeat to American qualifier Shelby Rogers. The 20-year-old Bouchard, playing for the first time since losing in the Wimbledon final to Petra Kvitova last month, faltered badly in front of her...
  • Serena Williams reaches semi-final at Stanford August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Serena Williams roared back after falling behind in the third set to beat Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the semi-finals of the Bank of the West Classic. The top-seeded and top-ranked Williams dropped three consecutive games to fall behind 4-3 and then ripped seven straight...
  • Andrea Petkovic beats Venus Williams at Stanford August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Eighth-seeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former top-ranked player 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarter-finals on Friday. Following a shaky start, the 25th-ranked Williams picked up her game in the second set and appeared poised to take over the...
  • Venus Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and resides in Florida. She has enjoyed a lot of success, made her professional debut at the event, and the crowd was clearly supporting her. "It's nice to have that support,"...
  • 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...