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Venus Williams July 2007

Venus Williams Wins, Next Plays Wednesday
07.31.2007 SAN DIEGO-- Venus Williams defeated Anastasia Rodionova in the first round Monday 6-3, 6-0. "I was going for a lot," Williams said. "I just felt really aggressive, like I want to get the ball, move forward and go for it." In round two Wednesday Venus plays Virginie Razzano of France. Head to head Venus leads Razzano 1-0, winning in Antwerp 2005 6-3, 6-0.

Venus Williams To Open At San Diego Monday Night
07.29.2007 SAN DIEGO-- Venus Williams takes on Russia's Anastasia Rodionova at 7:00 pm PST USA Monday night in the first round. Venus has never played Rodionova before who is 11-18 this year. This should be an easy match as Rodionova also has lost her last seven matches in a row on the WTA Tour this year.

Shahar Peer Talks Venus Williams
07.24.2007 MEMPHIS-- Israel's number one player Shahar Peer comments on her loss to Venus Williams in the Memphis final plus Serena Williams: "I mean, it's like they're sisters okay, but it's like, you're not asking me 'How do I compare between two and nothing?' Each of them is a different player. Both are very good. Um, I lost to both of them so I guess I have to improve." Read Shahar Peer Interview

Venus Williams Plays World Team Tennis
07.20.2007 PHILADELPHIA-- Venus Williams tonight at Philadelphia plays Mashona Washington in a singles shortened set with the Philadelphia Freedoms versus the Houston Wranglers. In previous WTT singles matches this summer: Ashley Harkleroad (NYS) def. Venus Williams (PHI) 5-3 and Venus Williams (PHI) def. Julie Ditty (BOS) 5-1. These "sets" are hit and giggle so anything can happen. The Tennis Channel are showing some of the matches live.

Russia Defeats USA In Fed Cup Semifinals
07.15.2007 STOWE-- Sunday in the Fed Cup semifinals versus Russia, Venus Williams defeated Anna Chakvetadze, 6-1, 6-4 in singles but then lost with Lisa Raymond in doubles to Nadia Petrova and Elena Vesnina 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) as Russia beat the USA 3-2. In the tiebreaker, the Russians won the last seven points. "They really got some lucky shots, I mean off my serve," Williams said. "Normally, I'm never going to lose two points in the tiebreaker on my serve."

Venus Williams Wins In Fed Cup Versus Russia
07.14.2007 STOWE-- Saturday in the Fed Cup semifinals versus Russia, Venus Williams defeated Nadia Petrova 7-6 (8-6), 0-6, 6-4 to even the score 1-1 for the United States. Sunday's reverse singles features Venus against Anna Chakvetadze. Head to head Venus leads Anna 1-0, winning in 2005 at Istanbul 6-2, 6-1. The winner later this year in the Fed Cup final would meet either France or Italy.

Venus Williams On David Letterman Show
07.10.2007 LOS ANGELES-- Venus Williams appeared Monday night on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman to give the Top Ten List which was actually about her: "Things Venus Williams Would Like to Say After Winning Her Fourth Wimbledon Title." Watch The Video!

Venus Williams Wins Fourth Wimbledon Singles Title
07.07.2007 LONDON-- Venus Williams Saturday won her 4th Wimbledon singles title; defeating Marion Bartoli of France 6-4, 6-1 in 90 minutes. Williams lost serve only once and her fastest serve for the day was 125mph. Williams also hit 29 winners to 12 errors. Key today was Bartoli was not able to stay with Venus in terms of groundstrokes or serves and was overpowered and not as consistent.
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Venus Williams To Play For Fourth Wimbledon Title
07.06.2007 LONDON-- Venus Williams defeated Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the semifinals today 6-2, 6-4. Venus played not as well but still at a very high level in the high winds. In Saturday's final, Venus goes for her 4th Wimbledon singles title against 18th seed Marion Bartoli of France. Bartoli hits two-hands both sides and beat world number one Justine Henin in today's other semifinal but I think Venus will be too solid and powerful for her. Our pick: Venus in two sets.

Venus Williams Into Friday's Wimbledon Semifinals
07.05.2007 LONDON-- At Wimbledon in today's quarterfinals, Venus Williams defeated 5th seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4 playing still at a very high level. Friday Venus meets Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the semifinals. Head to head Venus leads Ana 2-0 last winning last year in Luxembourg 6-3, 6-4. Ana is a young hard hitter but Venus likes pace, plus Venus has more Wimbledon experience. Our pick: Venus in two sets. Note: The Williams sisters withdrew from doubles due to Serena's calf injury and left thumb injury.

Venus Williams Downs Sharapova At Wimbledon
07.04.2007 LONDON-- At Wimbledon Venus Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 playing her best tennis since the Memphis final earlier this year. Williams never faced a breakpoint. In the quarterfinals tomorrow, Venus faces 5th seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia. Head to head Venus trails Kuznetsova 2-3; last losing in Warsaw this spring 3-6 6-3 6-4. Williams has dealt with various injuries in past defeats to Svetlana so I think Venus should win this especially on grass which favors Williams' aggressive game. Our pick: Venus in two sets.

Venus Vs Maria Sharapova Moved To Wednesday
07.03.2007 LONDON-- Tuesday at Wimbledon Venus Williams was scheduled to play second seeded Maria Sharapova in the fourth round but only played three points due to ongoing rain. Williams led 0*-0 30-15 before the match was rescheduled for Wednesday. Head to head Venus trails Maria 1-3, losing this spring in Miami in their last meeting 2-6 6-2 7-5. Maria will try to attack Venus' 2nd serve and forehand. If those two shots are hit well by Venus, she should win. Our pick: Venus in three sets.

Venus Williams Defeats Akiko Morigami In Three Sets
07.03.2007 LONDON-- Monday at Wimbledon Venus Williams defeated Akiko Morigami 6-2 3-6 7-5 in a match more than two hours long. Williams got into trouble with 14 double faults and 42 unforced errors but at the end of the match, Venus hit all first serves in at more than 100mph to force errors from Morigami for the win. In round four Venus plays second seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia.

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