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Venus Williams May 2008

Venus Williams To Face A Challenge In Pennetta
05.29.2008 PARIS-- Venus had a good win today at the French Open as she defeated in round two Selima Sfar 6-2, 6-4 moving in to the net on many occasions. The bad news is Venus next plays 26th seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy.

Venus is tied with Penetta head to head 1-1 and actually lost to her in Bangkok in their last meeting 6-4, 7-6(10-8) but that was when Venus was having some fatigue problems back in the winter. Panetta has won two smaller clay court tournaments this year so Venus will have to watch out and be ready.
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Venus Williams Wins, Into French Open Round Two
05.26.2008 PARIS-- Today Venus Williams at the French Open in round one defeated 93rd ranked Tzipora Obziler of Israel 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 after leading 4-1 in set two. Williams hit 21 winners but also 39 errors in the more than 2 hours long match. In round two Wednesday or Thursday, Venus plays 241st ranked Selima Sfar of Tunisia who is only 6-12 this year and started the year by losing eight matches in a row. Venus has never played Sfar before and will need to cut her errors if she is to stay in the tournament into the second week. Venus Williams Battles Through

Venus Williams To Play French Open This Week
05.24.2008 PARIS-- For the next two weeks Venus Williams plays the French Open, tennis' second grand slam of four, known in much of the world as Roland Garros. Venus could meet again Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in the quarterfinals and her sister Serena Williams in the semifinals.

In round one Venus plays 93rd ranked Tzipora Obziler of Israel most likely Monday. Venus has never played Obziler before, but Serena defeated Obziler 7-5, 6-0 at Bangalore earlier this year. French Open Preview

Can Venus Williams Move A Sports Drink?
05.24.2008--We've seen celebrities and athletes in recent years endorse among other things automobiles, expensive jewels and athletic attire of course. But after a recent endorsement of the new zero calorie PowerAde Zero sports drink by six time grand slam champion Venus Williams we were left wondering: can Venus Williams move a sports drink? Full Story

Venus' Star Still Shines Brightly Eleven Years Later
05.15.2008 ROME-- Only one tennis player who can lose in the first round of one tournament and then two weeks later completely dismantle the field to win Wimbledon. Venus Williams today in the third round takes to the slower clay courts at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome where she faces the tough Russian Vera Zvonareva at 1:30pm CST USA. Full Story
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