Venus Williams

  • Venus Williams out of China Open with viral illness 26 minutes ago

    Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set....
  • Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams rematch set at China Open Yesterday

    Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. The third-seeded Czech defeated Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2 beneath the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday in Beijing. Williams advanced on...
  • Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance at China Open 4 days ago

    Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame six double-faults to defeat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-1, while the 16th-seeded Williams came back from a 3-0 deficit in the opening set to defeat Britain's Heather Watson...
  • Venus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open September 21, 2014

    Wuhan: Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season. Garcia, ranked 30 places below No. 18 Williams, won 64, 46, 76 (6) and...
  • Williams sisters lose in US Open women's doubles quarters September 3, 2014

    Serena Williams took a medical timeout to have her right ankle retaped and later doublefaulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the US Open. The Williams sisters, owners of 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, were beaten 76 (5), 64 Tuesday by...
  • Venus Williams, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber ousted at US Open August 30, 2014

    Shock waves hit the US Open on Friday as veteran Mirjana LucicBaroni spearheaded a series of stunning thirdround surprises that claimed two of the top women's seeds and seventimes grand slam winner Venus Williams. LucicBaroni ousted second seed Simona Halep, Italy's Sara Errani posted her first career win over Williams and...
  • What to watch on day five of the 2014 US Open August 29, 2014

    Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the US Open for the first time since 2010 and at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011. To do so, the 19thseeded Williams will need to beat 13thseeded Sara Errani of Italy in Arthur Ashe...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus Williams August 29, 2014

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will take centre stage at the US Open on Friday but Flushing Meadows is slowly turning into a Williams family affair with the sisters eager to add to their grand slam collections. With seven US Open singles titles between them, Venus and Serena have both set...
  • Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round; Sharapova, Venus win at US Open August 28, 2014

    New York: Eighthseeded Ana Ivanovic is out of the US Open. Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 75, 64 in the second round on Thursday. Ivanovic had 47 match wins coming into Flushing Meadows, the most of any...
  • What to watch on day four at US Open 2014 August 28, 2014

    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 15yearold 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 August 28, 2014

    New York: Twotime 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 19thseeded Williams, at 34 the oldest woman left in the draw, did not need to...
  • Murray, Venus grind out wins at steamy US Open August 26, 2014

    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. Eighthseeded 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 67 (2) 63 64 to 16th seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in firstround action at the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday. Williams, who beat her topranked younger sister Serena to...
  • Radwanska eases past Venus Williams to win Rogers Cup August 11, 2014

    Agnieszka Radwanska tamed Venus Williams 64, 62 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 67(2), 62, 63 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 allWilliams semifinal August 9, 2014

    Montreal: Serena and Venus set up an allWilliams semifinal in the Rogers Cup. The sisters advanced to their 26th career meeting on Friday, both rallying to win their quarterfinal matches in the hardcourt event. Serena beat Caroline Wozniacki 46, 75, 75, and Venus topped Carla Suarez Navarro 46, 62, 63. The 32yearold...
  • Venus Williams advances in 3set win at Montreal August 6, 2014

    Montreal: Venus Williams rebounded from a shaky second set to defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 61, 36, 62 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 64, 36, 62 victory over Camila Giorgi. The afternoon matches saw...
  • Powereddown 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 20yearold 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 semifinal at Stanford August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Serena Williams roared back after falling behind in the third set to beat Ana Ivanovic 26, 63, 75 on Friday night to reach the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic. The topseeded and topranked Williams dropped three consecutive games to fall behind 43 and then ripped seven straight...
  • Andrea Petkovic beats Venus Williams at Stanford August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Eighthseeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former topranked player 61, 36, 75 in the quarterfinals on Friday. Following a shaky start, the 25thranked 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 17time major winner, lost to Garbine Muguruza of Spain 62,...
  • 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 64, 61 Sunday. Williams was down a break early in the first set, but she was able to recover and take control of the match. The 29thseeded 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...