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Venus Williams Out Of Hopman Cup
12.21.06 PERTH -- Venus Williams has withdrawn from next year's team competition the Hopman Cup with the same wrist injury which is preventing her from hitting her two-handed backhand. Williams is seeing doctors and is hoping to return to the WTA Tour January 15th at the Australian Open.

12.21.06 WEST PALM BEACH -- Venus Williams was cleared Thursday of all allegations of breach of contract concerning a Battle of the Sexes exhibition in 2001. Her sister Serena Williams and father Richard Williams were found liable but do not have to pay any charges. Venus Williams Testifies | Richard Williams Testifies

11.15.06 MEMPHIS -- It was announced today that Venus Williams has entered the Cellular South Cup, a WTA Tour tournament to be played the week of February 19, 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee. While in Memphis, Williams is also scheduled to participate in a fund raising event for the National Civil Rights Museum which is also located in Memphis.

12.08.06 CHARLOTTE -- Venus Williams defeated her sister Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4 in an exhibition tennis match to wrap up the McDonalds Williams Sisters Tour Thursday at Charlotte, North Carolina. Venus is next scheduled to play the week of December 30th at the Hopman Cup. Venus and fellow American Mardy fish will represent the USA in the team competition. Promo Image | Read More | Ticket Information

12.06.06 NEW ORLEANS -- Venus Williams defeated her sister Serena Williams 5-7, 6-4, 10-6 in an exhibition tennis match as part of the McDonalds Williams Sisters Tour Tuesday at New Orleans, Louisiana. Venus reportedly was still hitting a one-handed slice backhand to protect her recovering left wrist injury but her serve and forehand looked sound.

12.02.06 WEST PALM BEACH -- Battle of the Sexes promoter Carol Clarke testified Friday the Williams sisters' father Richard Williams represented himself untruthfully as having the power to commit Venus Williams and her sister Serena Williams to the exhibition match against John McEnroe and possibly his bother Patrick McEnroe.
Venus Williams Testifies | Richard Williams Testifies

11.30.06 DENVER -- Venus Williams lost 7-5, 6-3 to her sister Serena Williams in an exhibition tennis match as part of the McDonalds Williams Sisters Tour tonight at Denver, Colorado. Two other cities released for the Williams sisters tour are New Orleans and Charlotte, North Carolina. Venus' father Richard Williams also today became ill in civil court. Promo Image | More Information

11.28.06 WEST PALM BEACH -- Venus Williams testified Monday during a breach-of-contract case that her father was never her manager and had no authority to enter her into an agreement for a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" event. "My dad was my coach. My dad was my dad. My dad supported me all my life, but he was not my manager," Venus Williams told jurors. Full Story | Richard Williams Testifies

10.19.06 NEW ORLEANS -- Venus Williams will play her sister Serena Williams December 5th at the New Orleans Arena in an exhibtition tennis match as part of the McDonalds Williams Sisters Tour to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. Two other cities released are Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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11.21.06 WEST PALM BEACH -- The father of Venus and Serena Williams testified Monday that he never served as their manager and had no authority to commit the tennis stars to play in a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" match. "I was never Venus and Serena's manager, never," Richard Williams said.

10.16.2006 LINZ -- Venus Williams is scheduled to play the Generali Ladies Linz presented by Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich in Linz, Austria October 23rd-29th. It remains to be seen if Venus will be physically able to compete next week.

09.28.06 LUXEMBOURG -- Venus Williams, hitting one-handed slice backhands in set two to protect her injured left wrist, has lost to Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 6-0 in round two today. Williams only won 9 points in set two. Venus Luxembourg Video
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09.27.06 LUXEMBOURG -- Venus Williams defeated Ana Ivanovic Wednesday at the Fortis Championships in round one 6-3, 6-4 in a little more than one hour. Thursday in round two Williams takes on 17 year old qualifier Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon this year. Venus has never played Radwanska before.

09.24.2006 -- Venus Williams arrived today in Luxembourg for this week's WTA Tour tournament. The singles draw has been released also. Tuesday or Wendesday, Venus plays sixth seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. Ana is a very good young player and a hard hitter so Venus will have to be ready. Head to head Venus leads Ivanovic 1-0, winning in 2004 at Zurich 7-6(13-11), 7-6(8-6).

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