Found January 12, 2014 on Online Sports Guys:
((HT: ESPN))22-seed Ekaterina Makarova knocked off Venus Williams in Day One, Round One of the 2014 Australian Open...Here's the short version...Venus loses in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 6-4"My level was a little bit too up and down"Obviously my error count was a little high," Williams said after the match. "I have to give her a lot of credit, though, she was very determined, played hard."It was only the second time in 14 appearances that Venus lost in the first round. Her best appearance was a loss to her sister in the 2003 final.

Couch: Age, skills aren't the real problem for Venus Williams

It is now just painful to watch Venus Williams. It used to be joyful. She can play as well as she ever did, but can't do it two days in a row. Or two minutes in a row. Or, if she can, then you don't know which two days, which two minutes. She doesn't either. Williams lost in the first round of the Australian Open on Sunday, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova. The easy...

Australian Open Day 1 Roundup

Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Venus Williams was in a knock-down, drag-out fight with the #22 seed Ekaterina Makarova (the woman who took out her sis Serena in the 4th round in 2012).  She battled fiercely, but in the end she made one too many errors and was knocked out the Australian Open in 3 sets.  Here is the *slightly* silver lining.......the consensus on her dress (via Twitter...

Venus Williams bounced in first round of Australian Open after dominating opening set

Just as she was starting to show glimpses of returning to form, Venus Williams was let down by her serve and her concentration at crucial times and lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova on day one of the Australian Open. The No. 22-seeded Makarova upset Serena Williams in the fourth round here in 2012, but was comprehensively outplayed in the first set against the elder of the...

Venus Williams out in 1st round at Australian Open

Venus Williams lost in the first round at the Australian Open for only the second time, with her serve and concentration letting her down when it counted most in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Ekaterina Makarova on Monday. The seven-time Grand Slam winner breezed through the first set against the No. 22-seeded Makarova, who had an upset win over Serena Williams in the fourth round at...

Venus Williams Falls in Australian Open First Round

Venus Williams (January 13, 2014) Seven-time major winner Venus Williams fell in the first round of the Australian Open to 22nd seed Ekaterina Makarova on Monday in Margaret Court Arena. The 33-year-old veteran blew past Makarova in the first set going 3 for 3 in break point opportunities, hitting 15 winners. The swing to Makarova came at 4-5 in the second set with Williams serving...

Serena Williams advances after Venus loses

Serena Williams loves a bit of drama, even if she has to add the theatrical embellishments herself. On a stage where she's been performing since last century and against a 17-year-old local wild-card entry, the top-ranked Williams tried to put on a show to distract the partisan Australian Open crowd from the lopsided 6-2, 6-1 margin of victory. She played a drop shot with a...
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