VENUS WILLIAMS

  • India have a good tradition in tennis, says Venus Williams Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams feels that the success of Vijay Amritraj, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza at the international stage proves that India have a "good tradition" in the sport. Citing examples of some of the great Indian tennis stars, Venus said she expects the tradition to continue...
  • CTL: Bangalore Raptors ahead after three games against Pune Marathas 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Impressive wins by Thomas Enqvist and the mixed doubles pair of Venus Williams and Feliciano Lopez helped Bangalore Raptors take a 15-12 lead over Pune Marathas in their Champions Tennis League tie here on Thursday. After losing the first two matches, Pune kept their hopes alive as Agnieszka Radwanka, currently...
  • Bhindi Masala is Venus Williams' favourite food 3 days ago

    Many tennis lovers around the world are all well versed with the multiple Grand Slam winner Venus Williams' powerful baseline smashes, but many wouldn't know about her love for Indian food. It won't be a stretch to say that Venus does harbour a penchant for food after she revealed to tennis...
  • Martina Hingis serves past Venus Williams to take Hyderabad Aces ahead 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Showing glimpses of the past, former World No.1 Martina Hingis served past Venus Williams to give Hyderabad Aces the lead against Bangalore Raptors in the ongoing Champions Tennis League (CTL) at the Lal Bahadur Stadium, here on Monday. With the five-set battle tied at 1-1, Hingis turned on the heat...
  • Champions Tennis League kicks off as India to witness new genre of tennis 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A new brand of tennis will make its debut in the country as international stars along with India's top players will come together to compete in the inaugural Champions Tennis League, where matches will be a one-set affair in an exciting format. The Vijay Amritraj conceptualised league will kick...
  • Youngsters can gain knowledge from legends during CTL: Somdev November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Being in the august company of names such as Venus Williams and Pat Cash, among others, during the Champions Tennis League will be a great opportunity for Indian youngsters to learn and take their game to the next level, says the country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman. Somdev will...
  • Martina Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur October 20, 2014

    Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers". Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev was swiftly banned for a year and fined $25,000 by the Women's Tennis...
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to face Begu in Kremlin Cup final October 18, 2014

    Moscow: Sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat Katerina Siniakova in straight sets on Saturday to set up a Kremlin Cup final against Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania. Pavlyuchenkova dominated the Czech qualifier from start to finish, winning 6-2, 6-2 to reach her 10th career final on the WTA tour. Earlier, Begu battled to...
  • Venus Williams out of China Open with viral illness October 2, 2014

    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 October 1, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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,"...