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Venus Williams August 2007

Venus Williams: I'm On A Roll
08.29.2007 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams jumped off to a 3-0 lead before losing serve in set one and beating Ioana Raluca Olaru 6-4, 6-2 today. In the third round Friday Venus plays 21st ranked Alona Bondarenko of the Ukraine. Venus has never played Bondarenko before. Bondarenko today beat a very tough player Eleni Daniilidou and has gotten to several quarterfinals this year on the WTA Tour so Venus will have to be ready to play well in order to win. "I definitely feel like I'm on a roll," Williams said. "I feel like when I need the points I get them."
Our pick: Venus Williams in straight sets.

Venus Williams Wins, Serves 129MPH Record Serve
08.28.2007 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams powered into the US Open round two Monday night defeating Hungarian qualifier Kira Nagy 6-2 6-1 in the first round. Williams broke her own record with a 129mph serve and next faces Ioana Raluca Olaru most likely Wednesday. Venus leads Olaru head to head 1-0, winning 6-3, 6-2 in Memphis this winter. Williams should outhit the 84th ranked Romanian.
Our pick: Venus Williams in straight sets.
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Venus Williams Plays US Open Monday Night
08.26.2007 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams opens play tomorrow night at the US Open at 6pm CST USA wearing her new EleVen label. In round one she meets qualifier Kira Nagy of Hungary. Nagy is 29 and has won several lower level ITF tournaments this year and in past years, but has not had much success on the WTA Tour otherwise. Venus has never played Nagy previously, who has never won a grand slam match before.
Our pick: Venus Williams in straight sets.

Venus Williams Appears On David Letterman Show
08.24.2007 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams talked to David Letterman on the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday night in a friendly conversation. The questions were mostly as expected about tennis and Venus' new sportswear line, Eleven. Images to come shortly.

Venus Williams On David Letterman Show Tonight
08.23.2007 NEW YORK-- Tonight at 10:30pm CST USA Venus Williams makes a return appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. Venus most likely will talk about Wimbledon, the US Open and her new sportswear line Eleven. Venus last appeared on Letterman right after Wimbeldon to do the Top Ten List.

Venus Williams To Wear Her Eleven Label At US Open
08.23.2007 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams Monday night at the US Open will be wearing a green dress from her new line EleVen to be sold at Steve & Barry's starting in November. Venus selected the name because her childhood address included 11, plus the number means going beyond the classic "top ten." "Eleven can be better than the best," Williams said. Read our report on Venus Williams at age 11 here!

Venus Williams Could Meet Serena In Semifinals
08.23.2007 NEW YORK-- The US Open draw was released yesterday and Venus could play her sister and Australian Open champion in the semifinals. It was released today that Venus and Serena both will play their round one matches at next week's US Open Monday night after a ceremony honoring Athelia Gibson. In round one Venus plays a yet to be determined qualifier.
US OPEN Singles Draw | Forum

Venus Williams Enters Seoul, Korea WTA Tournament
08.18.2007 SEOUL-- Venus Williams has entered the Hansol Korea Open, a Tier IV WTA Tour tournament to be played in Seoul, Korea the week of September 24th. Williams beat Maria Sharapova at Seoul in an exhibition in 2005 in her only other trip to Seoul.

Tendonitis In Venus Williams' Right Knee
08.08.2007 TORONTO-- Venus Williams it was released by the WTA Tour withdrew from next week's tournament in Toronto because of tendonitis in her right knee. "I'm at the end of my rope now," Venus said last week in San Diego. "I should have planned my schedule better. I'm feeling maxed out."

Venus Williams Out
08.08.2007 TORONTO-- Venus Williams withdrew Tuesday from the Rogers Cup WTA Tour tournament to be played next week in Toronto, Canada. Diehard Venus Williams fans may remember Venus playing this event way back in 1997. The reasons for Williams' withdrawal from Toronto were not immediately available, but Venus was not moving well in the third set in her last San Diego match. Fatigue or a hamstring injury may be to blame.

Tired Venus Williams Loses To Anna Chakvetadze
08.04.2007 SAN DIEGO-- Venus Williams Friday night played below par tennis and still got to match point only to make an error as she then lost one set later to Anna Chakvetadze in the quarterfinals 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (3-7), 2-6. Williams started off well enough hitting winners and errors. But in set three Venus looked too tired to compete and Anna ran down everything to win.
SAN DIEGO Singles Draw | Forum

Venus Versus Chakvetadze Live On Tennis Channel
08.03.2007 SAN DIEGO-- Venus Williams Thursday night in round three rolled over Daniela Hantuchova 6-0, 6-3 and tonight meets Russian Anna Chakvetadze, who has won her last two tournaments: Cincinnati and Stanford. But Venus leads Anna head to head 2-0, last winning a few weeks ago in Fed Cup 6-1, 6-4. If Venus plays well, she should win this. Our pick: Venus Williams in straight sets.

Venus Williams Meets Daniela Hantuchova Thursday
08.01.2007 SAN DIEGO-- Venus Williams defeated Virginie Razzano 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round. Thursday in round three, Venus meets Daniela Hantuchova who is a very tough player. Venus is 8-0 against Daniela last winning at the US Open 2005 6-3, 6-3. But this could be a difficult match since Daniela is playing very well.
Our pick: Venus Williams in three sets.

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