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Venus Williams 2009 January - April

Venus Williams Ousted At Charleston
04.16.2009 CHARLESTON-- A shock today at the Family Circle Cup third round as Venus Williams has lost to the 16th seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-4, 7-6(7-5). We known that clay is not Venus' favorite surface and that Lisicki has a very large serve, but this result was still surprising.

After dropping the first set, Williams raced to a 5-4 lead before losing in the second set tiebreaker due in part to some unfortunate errors.

Williams is next scheduled to compete at the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open at Madrid, Spain the week of May 9th, but she may well enter another WTA Tour tournament before that time.

Venus Williams Wins, Could Move To Fourth
04.15.2009 CHARLESTON-- After being awarded a first round bye, Venus Williams today defeated Sania Mirza of India 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in the second round in a match which lasted two hours and 27 minutes. Venus finished with 7 aces. Thursday in the third round, Williams takes on the 16th seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany.

Venus has a chance with a strong showing this week to move from 5th to 4th or 3rd in the WTA Tour rankings on Monday.

Venus Williams Could Meet Sesil Karatantcheva
04.12.2009 CHARLESTON-- Venus Williams this week is seeded second at the Family Circle Cup at Charleston, South Carolina and has been given a first round bye. In round two, Williams is to play the winner of the first round match between Sania Mirza and Sesil Karatantcheva.

Venus lost to Sesil in the third round of the French Open in three sets in 2005 before that result was erased due to Sesil's positive drug test. After sitting out two years from the WTA Tour, Sesil is back and has won two ITF level events last year. It could be a tough match for Venus and more drama for sure for her fans.

Venus won the Charleston singles title in 2004.

Venus Williams Loses In Mimai Semifinals
04.12.2009 MIAMI-- Venus Williams gave it a good go, but finished just short at Miami earlier this month at the Sony Ericsson Open. Williams posted several outstanding wins including those versus Sharhar Peer of Israel and the 10th seeded Agnieska Radwanska of Poland. But then Williams lost in the semifinals to her sister and the top ranked Serena Williams in three tough sets. Venus started the match slowly but regrouped in the second set before her level of play dropped again in set three.

Williams is next scheduled to play the week of April 12th in Charleston, South Carolina.

Venus Williams Wins Acapulco
03.01.2009 ACAPULCO-- Top seeded Venus Williams Saturday defeated the second seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-1, 6-2 at the Mexican Open final for her 41st singles WTA Tour title. Williams dominated the match with her serve and groundstrokes after taking a 5-0 first set lead.
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Venus To Meet Serena Williams At Dubai
02.19.2009 DUBAI-- Despite trailing Serena 10 to 7 in total singles grand slams won, Venus leads Serena in total Wimbledon singles titles five (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008) to two (2002, 2003). Friday night (7:00 AM PST USA) at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals, the Williams sisters meet for the 19th time with the series tied 9-9 with Venus winning their last meeting 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 in November.
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Venus Williams Out Of Australian Open
01.22.2009 MELBOURNE-- Venus Williams of the USA saw her finalist result in 2003 as her best Australian Open result. But her performance Thursday was far from that level. Key Williams doublefaults and unforced errors combined with some inspired play from her opponent led to a 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 Williams second round loss to Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Williams remains in the doubles competition with her sister Serena Williams.
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Venus Williams Sizzles In Sydney Teenqueen Battle
01.05.2009 SYDNEY-- Wimbledon champion Venus Williams of the USA is yet to win the upcoming Australian Open, but eleven years ago, Williams posted a major breakthrough at a warmup tournament at Sydney as she would defeat her then rival, Martina Hingis of Switzerland.
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