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Venus Williams 2010 September-December

Venus Williams Out For Rest Of 2010
10.09.2010 SAN DIEGO-- Venus Williams has cancelled her remaining scheduled WTA Tour tournaments for the rest of 2010 due to a left knee injury. She will not play again on the WTA Tour until 2011. Venus released a statement saying she is “very disappointed to announce that I will be unable to play” in the WTA Tour Championships at the end of October, and the Fed Cup final between the United States and Italy at San Diego in November."

“I have been getting treatment and therapy on my knee and have been making progress, but unfortunately must continue to keep weight off my knee for the short term and won’t be ready to return to competition in 2010,” Williams said. “I am looking forward to returning to full health in time for the start of 2011 season and hopefully having the opportunity to play in both the Fed Cup and WTA Championships next year.”

Venus Williams Withdraws From Beijing
10.01.2010 TOKYO-- A WTA Tour official said today that Venus Williams has withdrawn from next week's China Open which is to be played in Beijing, China due to a knee injury. "Venus' reason for withdrawal was a left knee injury," tour spokeswoman Gina Clement told AFP by email. Venus Williams' next scheduled tournament is the year ending Sony Ericsson Championships to be played in Doha, Qatar the week of October 25th. Doha Website

Venus Out Of Tokyo, Beijing Next Scheduled
09.24.2010 TOKYO-- Venus Williams has withdrawn from next week's Toray Pan Pacific Open WTA Tour tournament in Tokyo, Japan. Venus' next scheduled WTA Tour event is the China Open which is scheduled to the played the week of October 4th in Beijing, China. Beijing Website

Venus Williams' Next Scheduled For Tokyo
09.14.2010 TOKYO-- Venus has released her fall/winter 2010 WTA Tour schedule and next scheduled for her is the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan. The WTA Tour event is to be played September 27-October 3. Tokyo Website

Venus Williams Ousted In US Open Semifinals
09.14.2010 NEW YORK-- In the US Open semifinals Friday, Venus Williams had a good start, rushing the net and hitting serves at 125 miles per hour to take the first set from Kim Clijsters. But then Venus hit some errors on big points including a doublefault in the tiebreaker to allow Kim back in the match. Venus fought back to reach 4 all in the final set before losing 4-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-4.
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Venus Williams Third On Ashe Stadium Friday
09.09.2010 NEW YORK-- At the US Open, Venus Williams has been scheduled for a Friday semifinal meeting versus Kim Clijsters not before 3:30pm EST USA. Venus' match is to be the third match of the day. The men's doubles final; Friday's first match starts at 12:00pm EST USA.

In other news, it appears Venus will move from number 4 to number 3 next week in the WTA Tour rankings. Since Kim won the US Open last year, she can't gain any more points this year. Venus lost in the 4th round last year so with this semifinal showing this year, she should pass Kim next week to number three.

Venus Williams Reaches US Open Semifinals
09.07.2010 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams Tuesday evening defeated Francesca Schiavone of Italy 7-6(7-5), 6-4 in the US Open quarterfinals to advance to a Friday semifinal meeting versus the second seeded Kim Clijsters of Belgium.

Venus head to head to tied 6-6 versus Clijsters, but has lost the pair's last four matches. The two faced off in the fourth round last year at the US Open where Clijsters won 6-0, 0-6, 6-4, then met this spring in Miami with Clijsters winning again 6-2, 6-1. Venus was most likley injured in both of those matches, but she appears to be healthy this year in New York which is good news. Kim will attempt to stay in points and mix in her own aggressiveness. Venus will need to hit a greater number of winners than errors and control most points to win.
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Venus Williams To Play Quarterfinals Tuesday
09.06.2010 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams is scheduled to play her quarterfinal US Open match Tuesday as the third match on the Arthur Ashe Stadium Court against Francesca Schiavone of Italy. The first match starts at 11:00am EST USA, and the second match is not to start before 1:00pm EST USA. Venus' match follows the second match.

The Venus match is scheduled to be shown live on ESPN2 in the USA. Venus is the only American female remaining in the singles draw.

Venus Williams Reaches US Open Quarterfinals
09.05.2010 NEW YORK-- At the US Open Sunday in New York in the fourth round, Venus Williams struggled with the wind, some errors and aggressive play from her opponent before winning; defeating Shahar Peer of Israel 7-6(7-3), 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals. Peer seemed to change up her game from the pair's previous meetings, hitting more aggressive forehands and return of serves. Venus in the end of the first set hit several key volley and service winners to get the edge in the match.

In the quarterfinals Tuesday or Wednesday, Venus plays the 6th seeded Francesca Schivaone of Italy. Although the Italian won this year's French Open, she is not a great threat on hardcourts. Head to head Venus leads Schiavone 7-0 with Venus winning the last meeting this spring on the clay at Madrid 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. If Venus is aggressive and controls her errors, she should overpower the Italian.
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Venus Williams Plays Second On Ashe Stadium
09.05.2010 NEW YORK-- Sunday at the US Open in the fourth round, Venus Williams is set to meet Shahar Peer of Israel in the second match on Arthur Ashe Stadium. The first match is another fourth round between Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Kim Clijsters of Belgium beginning at 11:00am EST USA. The Venus match is scheduled to be televised live in the USA on CBS.

Venus Williams Turns In A Sparkling Win
09.03.2010 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams, dressed in a black see-through dress which shined under the lights like a disco ball, hit a few errors early Friday night before finding her power game to beat Mandy Minella 6-2, 6-1. Venus' sister, Serena Williams, the number one WTA Tour player in the world, watched the match from the stands.

In the fourth round, Venus plays the 16th seeded Shahar Peer of Israel, who is primarily a counter-puncher. Venus leads Peer head to head 5-0 and has never dropped a set to in their prior meetings. Venus should roll if she can keep her errors under control. In their last meeting in the Madrid semifinals this spring, Venus defeated Peer 6-3, 6-0.

Venus Williams Reaches US Open Third Round
09.01.2010 NEW YORK-- Venus Williams Wednesday defeated Rebecca Marino 7-6(7-3), 6-3 in the second round to advance to a third round meeting versus Mandy Minella of Luxemburg. Venus has never played the 5 foot 10 inches tall 24 year old before. Venus' US Open draw opened up somewhat as a tough opponent Tsvetana Pironkova lost and the 10th seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus collapsed on the court Wednesday and retired from the tournament.


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