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  • Halep, Venus lose in Madrid Open first round, Serena advances 23 hours 41 minutes ago

    Madrid: Second-seeded Simona Halep and Venus Williams both lost in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while top-seeded Serena Williams had a trouble-free debut. Defending champion Maria Sharapova also advanced after beating Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-3. Halep, a finalist both in Madrid and at the French Open last...
  • Venus Williams to miss Fed Cup playoff in Italy April 14, 2015

    Italy: Venus Williams has withdrawn from the United States team for this weekend's Fed Cup playoff in Italy because of a personal matter. The United States Tennis Association says Williams will be replaced by 57th-ranked Lauren Davis. The American team is led by top-ranked Serena Williams and also includes No. 45 Alison...
  • Venus Williams falls to Carla Suarez Navarro, Andrea Petkovic into Miami semis April 1, 2015

    Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro came back from a dreadful first set to defeat three-times Miami Open champion Venus Williams 0-6, 6-1, 7-5 at Key Biscayne on Tuesday and set up a semi-final clash with Germany's ninth seed Andrea Petkovic. Petkovic booked her place in the last four after a 6-4, 6-2...
  • Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami March 31, 2015

    Miami: Sisters Serena and Venus Williams marched into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after straight-set wins at Key Biscayne on Monday. World number one Serena beat 24th seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-3 producing 29 winners and 20 unforced errors. Kuzentsova, who owns two grand slam titles, had beaten Serena twice...
  • Venus Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters March 30, 2015

    A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) on Monday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals. Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001. She's into the Key Biscayne quarterfinals for the first time since 2012. Williams swung with her typical...
  • Serena and Venus Williams to play Fed Cup against Italy March 29, 2015

    Key Biscayne: Serena and Venus Williams say they plan to play for the U.S. Fed Cup team next month against Italy. The best-of-five match in Brindisi, Italy will be April 18-19. The United States and Italy are vying to return to the tournament's top tier. "We deserve to be back in," Serena...
  • Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki ease into third round in Miami March 27, 2015

    Venus Williams eased into the third round of the Miami Open with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Poland's Urszula Radwanska on Thursday while Caroline Wozniacki also progressed. Williams has been away from competition for almost a month but she needed just 66 minutes to beat the younger sister of 2012...
  • Victoria Azarenka beats Venus Williams for first time at Qatar Open February 28, 2015

    Doha: Victoria Azarenka defeated Venus Williams for the first time on Friday, rallying for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory to reach the final at the Qatar Open. A two-time champion in Doha, Azarenka made adjustments in the second set and took a 5-1 lead in the third. Azarenka had 36 winners...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska lines up Qatar quarter-final with Venus Williams February 26, 2015

    Doha: Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska brushed aside Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday to set up a quarter-final with Venus Williams in the Qatar Open. Radwanska, who had lost both their previous meetings, including the Indian Wells final in March last year, dropped just 11 points in her seven service games. The...
  • Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka wins at Qatar Open February 24, 2015

    Doha: Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka beat Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-3 in the first round of the Qatar Total Open on Monday. The Belarusian, who won in 2012 and 2013, was forced to withdraw last year due to a foot inflammation. Returning to Doha as a wild card entrant, Azarenka needed just 66...
  • Venus Williams loses to Safarova in third round in Dubai February 18, 2015

    Dubai: Defending champion Venus Williams is out of the Dubai Tennis Championships after losing on Wednesday in the third round in straight sets to 11th-seeded Lucie Safarova. The eighth-seeded Williams looked listless in the humid 93 degree F (34 C) temperatures as Safarova cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 victory. "I think...
  • Venus Williams beats player half her age at Dubai Championships February 17, 2015

    Dubai: Defending champion Venus Williams beat an opponent half her age on Monday, winning 6-1, 6-2 against 17-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Despite the age difference, the 34-year-old Williams looked physically fitter than her opponent and dominated throughout to earn her 16th...
  • Fed Cup: US defeat Argentina; advance to World Group playoffs February 8, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Venus Williams defeated Maria Irigoyen of Argentina 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday to advance the United States to the Fed Cup playoffs in April and a chance to return to the World Group, which comprises the top eight teams. Williams' victory on outdoor clay gave the United States an unassailable...
  • Sisterly advice to help Serena Williams prepare for Madison Keys January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Serena Williams will turn to her sister for advice for her all-American semi-final against Madison Keys, the teenager with designs on the throne of US women's tennis. An injury-hampered Keys defeated Venus Williams in three sets on Wednesday to continue her fairytale run at Melbourne Park and now faces the...
  • Managing thigh injury key to Madison Keys' success January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Madison Keys continued to ride her wave of success, fuelled in part by celebratory chocolate biscuits, as she advanced to her first grand slam semi-final with a gutsy 6-3 4-6 6-4 victory over Venus Williams on Wednesday. The power-hitting 19-year-old had to battle through a re-occurrence of the thigh injury...
  • Madison Keys injury time-out cost me momentum: Venus Williams January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Venus Williams blamed an injury time-out by opponent Madison Keys for robbing her of rhythm and momentum during their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday. The seven-times grand slam champion was leading 4-1 in the second set when play was halted for about eight minutes to allow 19-year-old Keys to have...
  • Keys overcomes injury to beat Venus to reach Australian Open semi-finals January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: American teenager Madison Keys overcame a left thigh injury to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Wednesday, ensuring there would be no Williams sisters semi-final. The 19-year-old Keys will play either Serena Williams or last year's finalist, Dominika Cibulkova, in Thursday's semifinal. The Williams sisters...
  • Australian Open: Williams sisters look to turn back clock in quarters January 27, 2015

    Melbourne: Serena and Venus Williams will be looking to turn back the clock almost six years when they play their quarter-finals at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The American sisters face the possibility of meeting each other in a grand slam for the first time since the 2009 Wimbledon final if...
  • Venus Williams' strong Australian Open run continues January 26, 2015

    Melbourne: Venus Williams' strong run at the Australian Open continued on Monday when she beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 to reach a Grand Slam quarter-finals for the first time since 2010. After recovered an early break in the third, 34-year-old Williams dominated the rest of the match and clinched...
  • Venus Williams into 4th round at Australian Open January 24, 2015

    Melbourne: Venus Williams has reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since Wimbledon in 2011, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Camila Giorgi 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Saturday. The seven-time major winner couldn't contain her delight after the win...
  • Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka join Williams sisters in 3rd round in Australia January 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open. Men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic had an easier run, spending a minute less than Williams on Rod Laver Arena in...
  • Williams sisters withdraw from doubles at Australian Open January 21, 2015

    Melbourne: Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of women's doubles at the Australian Open, where they've won four titles. The Williams sisters were scheduled to play their first-round match on Wednesday against Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. A tournament official confirmed that the Williams sisters had...
  • Venus Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki to win ASB Classic January 10, 2015

    Auckland: Venus Williams turned back the clock with a vintage performance to beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday's final of the ASB Classic, displaying her advanced preparation for the upcoming Australian Open. Wozniacki swept through the first set in 30 minutes on the back of a series of unforced...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams advance to set up Auckland showdown January 9, 2015

    Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki and the evergreen Venus Williams won their semi-finals at the Auckland Classic on Friday to set up a final showdown between two former world number ones. Wozniacki advanced to her 38th WTA career final with a hard-fought 4-6 6-3 6-4 victory over Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Then Williams,...
  • Wozniacki, Venus remain on Auckland collision course January 8, 2015

    Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams remained on course for an early season heavyweight showdown after winning their quarter-finals at the Auckland Classic on Thursday. The top seeded Wozniacki overcame Julia Goerges 6-4 6-4 while Williams saw off Elena Vesnina 6-2 6-4. Wozniacki faces Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in Friday's semi-finals and...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams advance to Auckland quarters January 7, 2015

    Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams advanced to the Auckland Classic quarter-finals and kept alive the hopes of an anticipated final between the pair in dramatically contrasting circumstances on Wednesday. Denmark's Wozniacki had to battle back from a 5-2 deficit in the second set before overcoming American teenager Taylor Townsend,...
  • Wozniacki, Venus make comfortable starts in Auckland January 6, 2015

    Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and former world number one Venus Williams ensured Auckland Classic organisers' dream final remained on track with the duo both recording comfortable victories in their first round matches on Tuesday. Two grand slam champions, however, were packing their bags on Tuesday and heading across the Tasman Sea...
  • Angelique Kerber advances to Brisbane quarterfinals; Venus Williams gets going January 6, 2015

    Brisbane, Australia: Third-seeded Angelique Kerber secured the first spot in the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Daria Gavrilova on Tuesday. Varvara Lepchenko also advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow American Madison Keys, who had ousted Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the first...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams to start 2015 in New Zealand November 26, 2014

    Wellington: Former top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams will open their 2015 tennis seasons at the ASB Classic in Auckland from Jan. 5. The No. 1-ranked doubles combination of Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani will also start the new season at the hard court tournament in New Zealand. Errani is ranked...
  • Pune still in contention for a place in CTL final November 23, 2014

    Pune: Pune Marathas kept their hopes of making the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) alive with a comfortable 26-20 win over Bangalore Raptors in a South Zone match on Sunday. Thomas Enqvist made a bright start for Bangalore by beating Pat Cash 6-3 in the legends singles. Pune then won...