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After her latest early Grand Slam exit, Venus Williams was asked what the future holds for her at the U.S. Open.
In one breath, Williams brushed aside the unspoken reference to retirement, saying, ''I definitely want to come back for the atmosphere.''
And in the next, she added, ''I mean, next year's Open is so far away right now.''
At 33, slowed the past couple of years by an autoimmune disease that saps energy, and hampered much of this season by a bad back, Williams knows by now that such queries are going to arrive, particularly after results such as her 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5) loss to 56th-ranked Zheng Jie of China on a wet Wednesday at Flushing Meadows. It is the third year in a row that the two-time champion is out of the U.S. Open after two rounds.
''If I didn't think I had anything in the tank, I wouldn't be here,'' said Williams, who was ranked No. 1 in 2002 and is currently 60th. ''I feel like I do, and tha...
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Venus Williams dug herself out of deficits over and over again, until she simply ran out of solutions, exiting the US Open before the third round for the third year in a row.
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Good to see Venus Williams has her game back, at least for her opening round match. The 2-time US Open champ exacted a bit of revenge on Kirsten Flipkens, upsetting the Belgian 12th seed 6-1, 6-2. Flipper had beaten V in Canada a few weeks ago after the American fed her a full-on bagel in the first set. I use the word “upsetting” very loosely here because, well, it’s Venus...
Venus Williams made a statement in the first round of the US Open on Monday when she upset No. 12 Kirsten Flipkens, but her new hairstyle may have spoken more loudly than her play. The elder Williams sister went purple. Venus defeated Flipkens 6,-1, 6-2, and Busted Racquet’s Shane Bacon pointed out that the purple […]
© Getty Images Big brand tennis fashion retailers rarely touch floral prints especially in fall. Leave it to Venus Williams, master of her own fashion house, to deliver them to the court as a chic bouquet adorned with a twist of fuchsia braids. The EleVen Autumn Rose Mesh Dress is V's newest tennis dress ($104 USD) from EleVen's new 21 piece Autumn group. Need I say anything...
Serena Williams will get an extra day of rest after her match was scrubbed from Wednesday's schedule at the rainy U.S. Open.
After a rain delay ate up most of the afternoon, tournament officials postponed eight women's singles matches but kept others on the slate, including the night session involving defending men's champion Andy Murray and American Sloane Stephens...
(August 28, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – In the longest women’s match of the tournament so far at 3 hours, 2 minutes, 33-year-old American veteran Venus Williams lost to No. 56 Zheng Jie of China 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5) on a Wednesday full of rain. Rain which began in the early afternoon cause 8 women’s […]