Venus Williams 2009 June-December News Archive
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Venus Williams 2009 June-December

Venus Williams Finishes 2009 Ranked Sixth
12.29.2009 Los Angeles-- Venus Williams began 2009 with a fast start by taking early WTA Tour titles at Dubai and Acapulco. But then Williams' often suspect fitness once again played a major role in the rest of her year as a major knee injury put an extreme damper on much of the rest of the American's year. Williams would reach the finals at Wimbledon, Stanford and Doha but would not win another singles title. The big serving American ended the year ranked number six.

Venus Williams Loses In Cincinnati Third Round
08.15.2009 Cincinnati-- Venus Williams Thursday in the third round at Cincinnati lost to her sometime nemisis, Flavia Pennetta of Italy 7-6, 6-2. Venus hit far too many errors to stay in many rallies with the steady Italian. The good news is Venus is scheduled to play again in only a few days in Canada. Check out the Toronto draw.

Venus Williams Wins Stanford Doubles, Loses Singles
08.05.2009 Stanford-- Last week Venus Williams ripped through the Stanford draw in route to the final round without losing a set, before turning in a performance littered with errors to lose in the final to the 8th seeded Marion Bartoli of France 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. Venus after losing the singles final, took the doubles title with her sister Serena Williams.

Venus Williams Loses To Sister At Wimbledon
07.04.2009 London-- Possibly hindered by a sore knee, Venus Williams started alright but then her level of play dropped in the Wimbledon singles final Saturday against her sister Serena Williams. Venus lost to Serena 7-6(7-3), 6-2.

Venus' first serve was missing for a large part of the match and she made some costly errors in the tiebreaker and then again to lose serve to fall behind 2-4. That Serena was hitting aces at will did not help. Consolation for Venus is that she did win the doubles title with Serena later in the day.
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Venus Williams To Meet Serena Williams In Final
07.03.2009 London-- Venus Williams, a five time Wimbledon singles champion meets her younger sister Serena Williams, a two time London champion Saturday in the ladies' final. The Williams sisters also are to play in the doubles final.
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Venus Williams In Action At Wimbledon Today
06.25.2009 London-- Venus Williams continues her march towards a sixth Wimbledon singles title today in the second round competition.

In the Open era, only two female tennis players, Martina Navratilova of the USA (nine) and Steffi Graf of Germany (seven), have won more singles Wimbledon titles than Williams.
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