The Curious Case Of Venus Williams
10.19.2008 ZURICH-- The story begins in 1980 when Venus Williams is born. Years later she goes undefeated, 63-0, as a junior player until her father pulls her out of junior tournaments at age 12 to avoid her hearing supposedly racist comments made by other tennis parents.
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Venus Williams In Action, Serena Williams Out
10.02.2008 STUTTGART-- While her sister Serena Williams was upset Wednesday by Na Li of China, Venus Williams remains
in action at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in singles and in doubles with Serena. Venus in the first round defeated the wildcard
Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany 6-1, 6-2 and today takes on qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko of the Ukraine. Venus has never played
Bondarenko before, but Serena beat her 6-1, 6-4 at the US Open. Venus and Serena also play doubles today later in the day after
Venus' singles match.
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*Note: Stuttgart, Germany is 9 hours faster than Pacific Standard Time USA.
Venus Williams Out Of US Open In Quarterfinals
09.06.2008 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams lost at the US Open in the quarterfinals to her sister Serena Williams 7-6(8-6), 7-6(9-7)
despite holding leads in both sets. Venus led 5-3 in set one and 5-2 in set two. Some clever play from Serena and some errors from
Venus cost her the match. Venus hit forehands out on both of the sets points Serena converted and failed herself to convert
any of 10 setpoints of her own.
Serena played well but Venus really failed to close out the match. A key example is at 5-3 in set two, Venus hit a 120mph ace
to go 40-0, but then hit 5 groundstroke errors to break herself.
Venus Williams Powers Into US Open Third Round
08.28.2008 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams on fire has advanced into a US Open third round match to be played Saturday or Sunday versus Alona Bondarenko
of the Ukraine. Today Venus defeated Rossana De Los Rios 6-0, 6-3 in the second round. Williams leads Bondarenko 1-0 head to head, last winning
one year ago at the US Open 6-1, 6-2. Venus could meet her sister Serena Williams in the quarterfinals next week.