Venus Williams http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25780/all en Tennis-Venus thrashes Voskoboeva, Sharapova in her sights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-venus-thrashes-voskoboeva-sharapova-her-sights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Venus Williams took the first step towards a potential third round clash with Maria Sharapova with a 6-1 6-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva at the Australian Open on Monday.</p> <p>The 32-year-old Williams, who won her first tournament in almost three years in Luxembourg last October after battling injuries and illness, was simply too powerful for the 28-year-old, who had problems with her serve the entire match.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-venus-thrashes-voskoboeva-sharapova-her-sights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forehand Maria Sharapova Tennis Venus Williams Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733973 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Venus overpowers Voskoboeva, Sharapova in sights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-tennis-venus-overpowers-voskoboeva-sharapova-sights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Venus drops one game in easy win</p> <p>* Voskoboeva struggles with serve (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - American Venus Williams took the first step towards a potential third round clash against Maria Sharapova with a 6-1 6-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva at the Australian Open on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-tennis-venus-overpowers-voskoboeva-sharapova-sights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Tennis Venus Williams Venus Williams Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733992 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Venus withdraws from Miami with back injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/tennis-venus-withdraws-miami-back-injury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three-time Miami champion Venus Williams withdrew from the WTA and ATP Masters Miami hardcourt tournament on Saturday with a lower back injury.</p> <p>The US 19th seed was to have faced 16th-seeded compatriot Sloane Stephens in a third-round match at the $8.5 million event.</p> <p>Williams had opened by defeating Japan's Kimiko Date-Krum 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-4 but said she could not be sure if the tough match played a role in forcing her out of the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/tennis-venus-withdraws-miami-back-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Serena Williams Tennis Venus Williams Venus Williams AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:15:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792128 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Williams set to defend Charleston clay crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/tennis-williams-set-defend-charleston-clay-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World No. 1 Serena Williams, fresh from winning a record sixth Miami Masters title will seek her third trophy of the season at the WTA Family Circle Cup claycourt event.</p> <p>Defending champion and top seed Williams, who like the other top-eight seeds received a first-round bye, will open her defence of the title against Italy's Camila Giorgi, who eliminated Mandy Minella 6-4, 6-4 on Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/tennis-williams-set-defend-charleston-clay-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lucie Šafářová Samantha Stosur Tennis Venus Williams AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:00:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798748 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Williams set to defend Charleston clay crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/tennis-williams-set-defend-charleston-clay-crown-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World No. 1 Serena Williams, fresh from winning a record sixth Miami Masters title, will seek her third trophy of the season at the WTA Family Circle Cup claycourt event.</p> <p>Defending champion and top seed Williams, who like the other top-eight seeds received a first-round bye, will play her first match on Tuesday against Italy's Camila Giorgi, who eliminated Mandy Minella 6-4, 6-4 on Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/tennis-williams-set-defend-charleston-clay-crown-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lucie Šafářová Samantha Stosur Tennis Venus Williams AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:45:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798866 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Williams sisters lead US to win over Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/tennis-williams-sisters-lead-us-win-over-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serena and Venus Williams delivered singles victories Sunday to lift the United States to a Fed Cup playoff victory over Sweden that will keep America in the elite World Group.</p> <p>Venus Williams persevered to deliver the clinching point, sealing a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Johanna Larsson on her eighth match point.</p> <p>The seven-time Grand Slam champion had been rolling toward the win, serving for the match and the tie at 5-4 in the second set when she delivered three double faults to drop her serve.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/tennis-williams-sisters-lead-us-win-over-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Serena Williams Sofia Arvidsson Tennis Venus Williams AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 21:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821815 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Williams sisters lead US to 3-2 win over Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/tennis-williams-sisters-lead-us-3-2-win-over-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serena and Venus Williams delivered singles victories Sunday to lift the United States to a 3-2 Fed Cup playoff victory over Sweden that will keep America in the elite World Group.</p> <p>Venus Williams persevered to deliver the clinching point, sealing a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Johanna Larsson on her eighth match point.</p> <p>The seven-time Grand Slam champion had been rolling toward the win, serving for the match and the tie at 5-4 in the second set when she delivered three double faults to drop her serve.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/tennis-williams-sisters-lead-us-3-2-win-over-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Serena Williams Sofia Arvidsson Tennis Venus Williams AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:47:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821850 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Venus Williams out of Madrid Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/tennis-venus-williams-out-madrid-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venus Williams has withdrawn from the WTA Madrid Open because of a back injury, tournament organisers announced on Sunday.</p> <p>The world number 21 had been due to open play on Sunday on the main showcourt against Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues, but she pulled out before the match could get underway.</p> <p>Williams will be replaced by Stefanie Voegel of Switzerland.</p> <p>cle/ak</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Tennis Venus Williams AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 09:31:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831246 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Venus crashes to 12-year low in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/tennis-venus-crashes-12-year-low-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams crashed to her earliest French Open defeat in 12 years Sunday when she lost 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 to Poland's Urszula Radwanska.</p> <p>The 32-year-old Williams, giving away 10 years to her opponent, had only once suffered a first round exit at Roland Garros, back in 2001 when she was defeated by Barbara Schett.</p> <p>Troubled by a back injury in recent weeks, the 30th-seeded American had mounted a stirring comeback in the second set tiebreak, clawing her way back from 0/4 down to reel off seven points in succession.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/tennis-venus-crashes-12-year-low-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tennis Venus Williams AFP Sun, 26 May 2013 20:16:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846528 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Venus vows to fight on despite 12-year Paris low http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/tennis-venus-vows-fight-despite-12-year-paris-low <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams insisted Monday that retirement is not on her agenda despite suffering her earliest French Open exit in 12 years.</p> <p>The 32-year-old American slumped to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 loss to Poland's Urszula Radwanska, 10 years her junior, in the first round on Sunday, her worst result since losing Barbara Schett at the same stage in 2001.</p> <p>Troubled by a back injury in recent weeks, the 30th-seeded American had mounted a stirring comeback in the second set tiebreak, clawing her way from 0/4 down to reel off seven points in succession.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/tennis-venus-vows-fight-despite-12-year-paris-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 16th arrondissement of Paris Tennis Venus Williams Venus Williams AFP Sun, 26 May 2013 23:45:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846589 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Five-time champion Venus pulls out of Wimbledon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/tennis-five-time-champion-venus-pulls-out-wimbledon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has pulled out of this year's tournament because of an ongoing lower back injury.</p> <p>Williams suffered her earliest French Open exit in 12 years when she crashed to a first-round defeat to Poland's Urszula Radwanska at Roland Garros last month.</p> <p>The 33-year-old - who has won seven Grand Slam titles in all - also pulled out of the doubles there with her sister Serena because of her back problem.</p> <p>"Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in Wimbledon this year," Williams said on her Facebook page.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/tennis-five-time-champion-venus-pulls-out-wimbledon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grand Slam Tennis Venus Williams Venus Williams AFP Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:01:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5860486 at http://www.globalpost.com Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/venus-williams-pulls-out-wimbledon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - American Venus Williams has pulled out of this year's Wimbledon because of a back injury, the five-times singles champion said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 33-year-old has not played since pulling out of the doubles at this year's French Open.</p> <p>"I will not be able to participate in Wimbledon," Williams wrote on her Facebook page. "I am extremely disappointed as I have always loved The Championships."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/venus-williams-pulls-out-wimbledon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tennis Venus Williams Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:01:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5860538 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Venus sent packing for Asia by Zheng http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130828/tennis-zheng-outlasts-venus-reach-open-third-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venus Williams is going to have a lot more time to prepare for her upcoming tournaments in Asia than she really wanted, thanks to one of Asia's top players.</p> <p>China's Zheng Jie advanced to the third round of the US Open on Wednesday by outlasting seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5) after three hours and two minutes.</p> <p>"Today is tough match for me," Zheng said. "Unbelievable I can beat her."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130828/tennis-zheng-outlasts-venus-reach-open-third-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tennis Venus Williams Venus Williams Zheng Jie AFP Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:19:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5920246 at http://www.globalpost.com Venus vows to come back after defeat to China's Li http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130829/venus-vows-come-back-after-defeat-chinas-li <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Will Swanton</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walking out the door, Venus Williams vowed to be back.</p> <p>The 33-year-old American lost a heartbreaker to China's Zheng Jie 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday before rejecting any possibility of retirement.</p> <p>"Oh wow, I definitely want to come back for the atmosphere," she said. "I'll get there. I just have to keep working on it. I've had a tough set of circumstances to work through, especially this year, last year and the year before.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130829/venus-vows-come-back-after-defeat-chinas-li" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tennis Venus Williams Zheng Jie Thomson Reuters Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:48:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5920333 at http://www.globalpost.com Venus vows to come back after defeat to China's Zheng Jie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130829/venus-vows-come-back-after-defeat-chinas-zheng-jie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Will Swanton</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walking out the door, Venus Williams vowed to be back.</p> <p>The 33-year-old American lost a heartbreaker to China's Zheng Jie 6-3 2-6 7-6(5) in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday before rejecting any possibility of retirement.</p> <p>"Oh wow, I definitely want to come back for the atmosphere," she said. "I'll get there. I just have to keep working on it. I've had a tough set of circumstances to work through, especially this year, last year and the year before.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130829/venus-vows-come-back-after-defeat-chinas-zheng-jie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tennis Venus Williams Zheng Jie Thomson Reuters Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:16:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5920875 at http://www.globalpost.com