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May 24, 2010
Venus Williams won her opening match at the French Open by beating Patty Schnyder 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. Williams' victory was no surprise coming against an opponent who fell to 0-11 versus the seven-time Grand Slam champion. But Williams' movement boded well for her matches to come. She attacked aggressively and scrambled after balls, often extending points until Schnyder would blow an easy shot. Her 27-4 record this year is the best on the women's tour. Last week, Williams climbed for the first time since 2003 to second in the rankings, trailing only her younger sister, Serena.
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Sports Digest | July 6, 2013
World TeamTennis Hingis replaces V. Williams for Kastles next week Reigning World TeamTennis Female Most Valuable Player Martina Hingis will represent the Washington Kastles in their quest for history Monday and Tuesday, replacing Venus Williams , who has withdrawn with a back injury. With victories at home over the New York Sportimes on Monday and the Boston Lobsters on Tuesday, the Kastles would extend their unbeaten run to 34 matches, surpassing the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in U.S. pro sports history.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Football and tennis don't share much in common except perhaps that Raven tackle Bryant McKinnie is crazy about both. So much so that it got McKinnie into the famously gossipy Page Six section of the New York Post. The Post found the big man at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday -- just as he headed into a contract dispute with the team that pays his bills. He was there to watch his good friend Serena Williams in the US Open quarterfinals. "According to a spy, McKinnie, an 11-year NFL vet, 'loves to pick up a racket on his off days . . . often with Serena and Venus Williams.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Football and tennis don't share much in common except perhaps that Raven tackle Bryant McKinnie is crazy about both. So much so that it got McKinnie into the famously gossipy Page Six section of the New York Post. The Post found the big man at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday -- just as he headed into a contract dispute with the team that pays his bills. He was there to watch his good friend Serena Williams in the US Open quarterfinals. "According to a spy, McKinnie, an 11-year NFL vet, 'loves to pick up a racket on his off days . . . often with Serena and Venus Williams.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1999
NEW YORK -- When No. 1 Martina Hingis walked on court for her semifinal match, she already knew she'd have to beat the Williams sisters to win the U.S. Open.Yesterday, in an incredible match that required mental fortitude, physical stamina and pure heart, Hingis and No. 3 Venus Williams riveted 20,009 fans to their seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium as they waged woman-to-woman combat.Finally, after 2 hours and 1 minute, Hingis was the last one standing, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.Now she will face the other half of the sister combo, No. 7 seed Serena Williams, in today's final.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 26, 1998
WIMBLEDON, England -- So, Venus Williams, do you have any idea which of your serves traveled at 125 mph to set a world women's record yesterday?"No," she said. "I wasn't going for any big ones."Well, that's an uncomfortable thought for the opposition at Wimbledon, where Williams continued her climb with her booming serves and blistering ground strokes in a 6-1, 6-2 second-round victory over Barbara Schett.Williams' record serve was a few clicks faster than Brenda Schultz-McCarthy's 123 mph special at Wimbledon in 1997.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 4, 2000
WIMBLEDON, England - Tall, talented and terrific, the Williams sisters are the tennis version of twin towers. And they're likely all that stand between Martina Hingis and a Wimbledon final. The most enticing portion of the women's draw came alive yesterday as the Williams sisters and Hingis advanced inexorably to a potential two-round showdown. "Definitely, they're not easy," No. 1 Hingis said after routing No. 11 Anke Huber, 6-1, 6-2. "But anything is possible." Today's quarterfinals promise knock-down, drag-out tennis, with Hingis meeting No. 5 Venus Williams, a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Sabine Appelmans.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 7, 2000
PARIS - It could finally be Martina Hingis' year at the French Open. It could again be Gustavo Kuerten's or Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario's; could even be Mary Pierce's. But what is certain after an overstuffed afternoon of quarterfinal action yesterday is that it will not be an American's. For the first time in 33 years, no U.S. man or woman will take part in the semifinals of the world's premier clay-court tournament. Monica Seles, Venus Williams and Chanda Rubin were all beaten yesterday, and the crushed red brick at Roland Garros has been left to the Spanish, the Swiss, the Brazilians and, technically speaking at least, the French.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 1, 2002
WIMBLEDON, England - It's hard enough to play a sibling on a neighborhood tennis court, let alone Centre Court at Wimbledon. But that could be the fate that awaits Serena and Venus Williams this week, as tennis' serve-and-volley, grass-court show moves toward a final act. Wimbledon resumes with today's round of 16, and all eyes in the tennis world will be on the Williams sisters. They haven't played well yet, haven't unleashed their superb all-court games, but remain on course to meet in Saturday's women's final.
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June 5, 2006
Good morning --Venus Williams --For the second week at the French Open, you're the star of An American in Paris.
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Sports Digest | July 21, 2012
Et cetera Serena to miss Kastles match before London Serena Williams will not play her scheduled match with the Washington Kastles on Sunday and will be replaced by her sister, Venus Williams , when the team hosts the Kansas City Explorers. According to a news release, Williams withdrew from the match to further rest her back as she prepares for the Summer Olympics. Venus will fly to London after Sunday's match to join her sister as they go for a third gold medal in women's doubles.
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By Diane Pucin, Tribune Newspapers | August 30, 2010
NEW YORK — It is a question that makes Venus Williams weary. Her eyes drop, her shoulders tighten. She is here at the U.S. Open — which begins Monday — a 30-year-old having won seven Grand Slams, and she does not want to talk about the starkness of this bit of information: Williams is the only American among the 32 women's seeds. Melanie Oudin, the bubbly teenager who giggled as she ran through the 2009 U.S. Open, shoving aside higher-rated, harder-hitting players with no evidence of nerves until she was halted in the quarterfinals by eventual runner-up Caroline Wozniacki, has won only a single match at the three majors this year.
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By Diane Pucin, Tribune newspapers | June 20, 2010
WIMBLEDON, England — It was runner-up day at Wimbledon on Saturday. Venus Williams and Andy Roddick came to talk more about the possibilities than chances lost a year ago. Remember? Roddick left the grounds at the All England Club in 2009 with fans still chanting his name, and now, a year later, he came to practice Saturday and two groundskeepers shouted, "We love you, Andy." He has become beloved here for the fight he showed in a 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14 loss to six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the final.
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June 20, 2010
Men Roger Federer (1) Age: 28. Major titles: 16 (6 at Wimbledon). Topspin: Defending champ has won six of last seven years; trying to join Pete Sampras and Willie Renshaw as the only men to win seven. Rafael Nadal (2) Age: 24. Major titles: 7 (1 at Wimbledon). Topspin: Coming off fifth French Open title; '08 Wimbledon champ pulled out last year because of tendinitis in knees. Andy Murray (4) Age: 23. Major titles: 0. Topspin: Brit has advanced one step farther each time he has competed at Wimbledon, reaching the semis last year.
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May 31, 2010
Venus Williams was beaten in the fourth round of the French Open by Nadia Petrova 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday, while Roger Federer easily advanced into the quarterfinals on the men's side. Williams came into the tournament seeded No. 2 behind her sister Serena . "I'm obviously disappointed," Williams said. "I feel like I had a day where I wanted to hit the ball cross-court and it went down the line. It just wasn't a good day." Petrova has been a nemesis for the Williams family lately — she beat Serena in the third round at Madrid less than three weeks ago. Justine Henin rallied in a winner-take-all set that seemed like a final, outslugging Maria Sharapova 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. In men's play, the top-ranked Federer continued his bid for a second successive title by beating Olympic doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 7-6 (5)
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May 24, 2010
Venus Williams won her opening match at the French Open by beating Patty Schnyder 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. Williams' victory was no surprise coming against an opponent who fell to 0-11 versus the seven-time Grand Slam champion. But Williams' movement boded well for her matches to come. She attacked aggressively and scrambled after balls, often extending points until Schnyder would blow an easy shot. Her 27-4 record this year is the best on the women's tour. Last week, Williams climbed for the first time since 2003 to second in the rankings, trailing only her younger sister, Serena.
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September 7, 2002
Results, schedule Women's singles semifinals Venus Williams (2) def. Amelie Mauresmo (10), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Serena Williams (1) def. Lindsay Davenport (4), 6-3, 7-5. Today's matches Men's singles semifinals Day session Pete Sampras (17) vs. Sjeng Schalken (24) Lleyton Hewitt (1) vs. Andre Agassi (6) Women's singles championship Night sesson Serena Williams (1) vs. Venus Williams (2)
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July 2, 2009
Williamses at Wimbledon 7 a.m. [ESPN2], noon [chs. 11, 4] Serena Williams will take on Elena Dementieva in the semifinals in the 7 a.m. window, and Venus Williams (left) will face top-ranked Dinara Safina in the noon window. It could be an all-Williams final or an all-Russian final - or neither.
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July 2, 2009
Williamses at Wimbledon 7 a.m. [ESPN2], noon [chs. 11, 4] Serena Williams will take on Elena Dementieva in the semifinals in the 7 a.m. window, and Venus Williams (left) will face top-ranked Dinara Safina in the noon window. It could be an all-Williams final or an all-Russian final - or neither.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,don.markus@baltsun.com | September 8, 2008
As a promising 12-year-old, Serena Williams tagged along with her big sister Venus for Pam Shriver's annual charity tennis tournament in Baltimore in 1993 to play doubles against a pair of brothers, Cal and Bill Ripken. At the time, the buzz about the Williams sisters was barely noticeable except for a piece on 60 Minutes about the tennis phenoms from Compton, Calif., and their controversial father, Richard Williams. "They were kind of playing some charity exhibition events; they weren't playing in tournaments," Shriver recalled last week.
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