VENUS WILLIAMS

  • Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki ease into third round in Miami 19 hours 36 minutes ago

    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...
  • India have a good tradition in tennis, says Venus Williams November 21, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 19, 2014

    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 November 17, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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...