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Halep, Venus lose in Madrid Open 1st round, Serena advances

MADRID (AP) Second-seeded Simona Halep and Venus Williams both lost in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while top-seeded Serena Williams had a trouble-free debut. Defending champion Maria Sharapova also advanced after beating Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-3. Halep, the 2014 French Open finalist, failed to convert two set points in the first set before losing 7-6 (6), 6...
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Preview of tough Madrid Open women’s draw

Serena Williams hasn’t lost a match this season. Five of the top 10 players – Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic and Angie Radwanska – suffered first round losses in their last tournament. No. 12 Angelique Kerber beat three top 10 players (including former No. 1 Sharapova) en route to her second back-to-back title of 2015. Victoria Azarenka, former...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams defeats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters

A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001. She's into the Key Biscayne quarterfinals for the first time since 2012. Williams swung with her typical aggressiveness from the baseline, hitting 40 winners to nine for...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetova Use Dogs As Ball Boys In Adorable Ad (Video)

The ASB Classic might have inadvertently figured out a way to get more people to watch tennis. The Auckland, New Zealand tournament created a warmup commercial this week with Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetova in which they used dogs instead of ball boys. And yes, it’s as adorable as it sounds. The doggy wristbands are an amazing touch, too. Honestly, though, the International...
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams reportedly bothered by Serena’s partying

Venus Williams reportedly is bothered by all the partying of her sister Serena and that has supposedly created a rift between them. The New York Post’s Page Six quotes an “insider” as a source for their report, which was published Wednesday evening. “They’re not in a good place right now. Venus is angry with Serena,” […]
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena ‘dizzy, disoriented,' withdraws from Wimbledon

An incredibly bizarre scene unfolded at Wimbledon on Tuesday morning when Serena Williams and Venus Williams were forced to withdraw from their doubles match after Serena became dizzy and disoriented. It’s unclear what exactly was wrong with Serena, but her behavior was extremely alarming. Prior to the match, Williams could barely focus enough to volley […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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 narrative...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams withdraws from Hobart International

Venus Williams withdrew from the Hobart International on Sunday while fellow American Sloane Stephens did the same from the Sydney International due to a left wrist injury. Williams' withdrawal came less than 24 hours after losing in the final Auckland WTA tournament final. ''I don't believe she has an injury,'' Hobart tournament director Mark Handley said. ''I just think that...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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