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From the United States Tennis Association: The USTA announced on Tuesday the 12 players nominated to the U.S. Olympic Tennis Teams for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, July 28 – August 5.
U.S. women’s tennis coach Mary Joe Fernandez nominated a six-person team with four singles entries and two doubles teams. 13-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will compete in the singles competition along with Christina McHale, Varvara Lepchenko and three-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams, who will be competing in her fourth Olympics. The world’s No. 1 doubles team of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond will compete for the U.S. in doubles, as will the Williams sisters, who are undefeated in Olympic doubles competition and will be seeking their third gold medal together (2000, 2008).
U.S. men’s tennis coach Jay Berger also nominated a six-player team consisting of four singles entries and two doubles teams. 2004 Olympian Andy Roddick was named to the team along with John Isner,...
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WIMBLEDON – Five-time champion Venus Williams was dismissed in straight sets by Russia’s Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-3 on the tournament’s opening day. It was only the second time that the 32-year-old has ever lost in the first round at Wimbledon.
“I did my best today,” the 58th ranked Williams said. “ You know, my opponent played well.”
Vesnina will face their seed Agnieszka...
WIMBLEDON, England -- Five-time champion Venus Williams was eliminated 6-1, 6-3 by Elena Vesnina of Russia at Wimbledon on Monday, the first time the American has lost in the opening round at the All England Club since her debut 15 years ago. Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, has fallen to 58th in the world rankings since being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. She...
Racket bag slung over her shoulder, resignation written across her face, Venus Williams weaved through fans milling about on the sidewalks that players must traverse to get from Court 2 to the Wimbledon locker rooms. Looking lethargic, and rarely showing off the power-based game that carried her to five Wimbledon titles and seven majors overall, Williams departed meekly Monday with...
Serena Williams came through another tough three-setter Monday to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, beating 65th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.
Williams cruised through the first set in windy conditions before the hard-hitting Shvedova found her rhythm in the second, breaking the American twice to level the match. Williams then wasted three break points...
Five time Wimbledon ladies champion Venus Williams has been eliminated from this year's Wimbledon, losing 6-1, 6-3 to Russian Elena Vesnina.
It's the first time since 1997 that Venus had lost in the first round at the All England Club.
Venus has been battling an autoimmune disease that she was diagnosed with during last years US Open. She lost in the second round of this...
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The Czech Kvitova started out slowly, coming back from a 1-4 first set deficit to defeat Uzbek Akgul Amanmuradova 6-4, 6-4 in a rain-interrupted...
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A cameraman at Wimbledon had a very embarrassing moment Monday as he fell over backwards and was pinned to the ground by his own camera. It happened as the cameraman (whose name is Colin according to some sources) had his tripod positioned to film Elena Vesnina signing autographs after her first round upset victory over Venus Williams. It's unclear why Colin fell, although...