U.S.' Mattek-Sands/Sock edge out Williams/Ram for mixed gold

In a close all-American mixed doubles final, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock edged past opponents Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram to win gold. With this victory, Mattek-Sands earned her first Olympic medal. It is the second medal for Sock, who won mens doubles bronze earlier this week. The finals first set saw Williams and Ram edge out Mattek-Sands/Sock in a tiebreak, 7(7)-6(3...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram advance to mixed doubles Gold Medal Match

Venus Williams may have been shut out of the womens singles and doubles competition, but she could still earn gold in mixed doubles alongside countryman Rajeev Ram. The team won their semifinal match on Saturday against the Indian team of Mirza/Bopanana. In lieu of a third set, mixed doubles competitions have a tiebreak that goes to 10; the American duo won 2-6, 6-2, 10-3. Her wide...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams’ Rio Olympics Performance Was Abysmal To Say The Least

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will be an experience that Venus Williams will likely want to behind her very quickly. After winning gold in the women’s doubles tournament with her sister Serena in Sydney, Beijing and London, the Williams sisters stunningly lost in straight sets to Czech duo Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, 6-3, 6-4, on Sunday. What’s even more shocking is...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams loses her Rio Olympics opener

Venus Williams faded as her opening match at her record fifth Olympics dragged past 3 hours and she lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) to Kristen Flipkens of Belgium.The 36-year-old American — owner of four gold medals and seven Grand Slam titles — labored at times and even showed frustration by shouting "Ridiculous!" after dropping one point Saturday night.With U.S. Secretary of State...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams tumbles out of Rogers Cup in Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match. Playing her last tournament match before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams lost seven straight games before holding serve in the third game of the second set. After Williams rallied to...
Via Associated Press
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Venus Williams opens Rogers Cup with blowout win

MONTREAL (AP) Venus Williams opened play in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Barbora Strycova. Playing her last event before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams finished off the overmatched Czech player in 58 minutes. Williams was coming a loss to Britain's Johanna Konta on Sunday in the final of the Bank of the West Classic in California. ''It was...
Via Associated Press
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Venus Williams advances Bank of the West quarterfinals

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Magda Linette 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-2 on Wednesday in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic. Williams, a Wimbledon semifinalist this month, won the first two points of the second-set tiebreaker but lost the next six. She tied it at 6 before Linette closed it out. Williams raced to a 4-0 lead in the third set after twice...
Via Associated Press
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Father of Serena, Venus Williams doing 'fair' after stroke

Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams, suffered a stroke recently and was let out of the hospital two weeks ago after being treated, according to a report. Richard’s wife Lakeisha told Radar Online that her husband Richard suffered a stroke prior to Serena’s win at Wimbledon. Radar’s article about the stroke was published on Wednesday and says Richard was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Serena, Venus Williams Win 14th Doubles Grand Slam Title At Wimbledon

They’ve done it again. Venus and Serena Williams won the 2016 Wimbledon doubles final Saturday, the 14th doubles Grand Slam championship of their careers. The sisters defeated Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-4 for their sixth doubles title at Wimbledon. “I never want to make a mistake, Venus said, via the BBC. “I don’t want to let Serena down. She brought the energy...
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Australian Open 2016: Venus Williams, Simona Halep both upset as 12 seeded players fall in Round 1

After Carolina Wozniacki (16) was defeated by Yulia Putintseva on Monday, there were plenty more big upsets Tuesday at the Australian Open, as both world No. 2 Simona Halep and eight-seeded Venus Williams went down in first round action. Halep was knocked out of the Aussie by Zhang Shuai, 6-4, 6-3, who was a qualifier in the tournament and the 133rd ranked player in the world...
Via The Comeback
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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