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Venus Williams 2009 May

Venus Williams Out Of Singles, In Doubles
05.30.2009 Paris-- Friday at the French Open's third round in singles competition, Venus Williams was only a shadow of her normal self as she lost to Agnes Szavay 6-0, 6-4 in a lackluster performance. Venus missed several key volleys in set one then went ahead 4-3 in set two. But several groundstokes errors and doublefaults did the American in in the end. Williams did win her doubles match Friday however.
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Venus Williams Wins, Plays Again On Friday
05.28.2009 Paris-- Venus Williams Thursday at the French Open completed her match from Wednesday as the winner after beating Lucie Safaraova(CZE) 6-7(5-7), 6-2, 7-5. Venus went down a matchpoint at 4-5 in the final set before erasing it with a backhand winner down the line. Full Story

Friday Venus plays Agnes Szavay (HUN)[29] in the third round. Venus leads Szavay head to head 1-0 after beating her earlier this year on the clay at the Acapulco quarterfinals 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.

Venus Williams Goes Down One Set Before Darkness
05.27.2009 Paris-- Venus Williams in round two Wednesday got off to a slow start then dropped a first set tiebreaker 6-7(5-7) to Lucie Safaraova(CZE) who is a tough player. Venus beat her in three sets in a French Open warmup tournament a few weeks ago.

Because the match was halted due to darkenss. It was moved from the main court to the second court at 8pm due to the length of the five set Marat Safin match. Venus plays not before 12:00pm Paris time Thursday. She is also scheduled to complete a doubles match later Thursday.
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Venus Williams Next Plays The French Open
05.23.2009 Paris-- Venus Williams has been seeded third at the French Open and got a better draw than could have been expected. Venus' sister Serena Williams is on the other side meaning Venus could only face Serena in the final. Venus could face Maria Sharapova of Russia in the quarterfinals and Dinara Safina of Russia in the semifinals.

Venus Williams Ousted At Madrid
05.13.2009 Madrid-- Tuesday in the second round of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, Venus Williams was upset 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 by the 26th ranked Alisa Kleybanova of Russia. Venus had a slow start from which she could not recover. Alisa at 5 feet 11 played a similar baseline game as the American Lindsay Davenport for the win. Full Story

Venus next competes at the French Open which is to be played for two weeks starting May 24th.
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Venus Williams In Action Next Week At Madrid
05.09.2009 Madrid-- After reaching the Rome semifinals, Venus Williams continues her French Open warm ups next week at the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open at Madrid, Spain. Because she reached the Rome semifinals, Venus was given a first round Mardid bye. However Venus could meet her sister and the world number two Serena Williams in the quarterfinals.

Venus Williams Reaches Rome Semifinals, #3
05.09.2009 Rome-- Friday at the semifinals of the Italian Open, Venus Williams lead world number one Dinara Safina of Russia set and a break before falling 6-7(3-7), 6-3, 6-4 after more than three hours. Safina appeared to have gone for and made some key winners at the end while Venus hit several costly errors. However Venus will move from number five to number three Monday in the WTA Tour rankings. Full Story

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