March 8, 2000
Last week we asked you to list the planets' names starting with those closest to the sun. Here are the answers: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
November 1, 2008
If skies are clear tonight, look to the west after sunset as a very young crescent moon appears just to the left of the brilliant planet Venus. The moon will move a little bit farther east each night next week, standing just below bright Jupiter on Monday. Then watch Jupiter creep slowly closer to Venus all month, coming nearest on the evening of Dec. 1, in a spectacular triple conjunction with the crescent moon.
July 7, 2000
VENUS won yesterday, as she has three of the previous four tournament meetings between the Williams sisters who are transforming women's tennis. It was anti-climax, hardly the best play of either this week at Wimbledon. Serena, 18 and the one with a grand slam title, played the little sister and lost again to her doubles partner. Now Venus, a mature 20, has a shot in the final tomorrow. Don't take it for granted. There's the hurdle of Lindsay Davenport, the defending champion, another six-foot Californian, a seasoned old 24, to overcome.
June 29, 1998
WIMBLEDON, England -- The Williams sisters don't argue over clothes. They bicker about cookies.They don't worry about defeating each other. They concentrate on beating everyone else.And at this Wimbledon, they are showing that the future is now, that after years of waiting in the wings, they may be preparing to step right up and grab a Grand Slam title.The main question is: Which sister will get one first?When Wimbledon resumes today, 18-year-old Venus and 16-year-old Serena Williams will find themselves one match away from a potential clash of sisters in the round of 16. In today's third round, Venus meets Chanda Rubin, and Serena faces Virginia Ruano Pascual.
July 5, 2008
Tennis Wimbledon women's final 9 a.m. [chs. 11, 4, 8, 25] Breakfast at Wimbledon, and it has the potential to be a classic with Venus Williams taking on her sister Serena. It will be the third time the sisters have faced each other in the final at Wimbledon.
September 30, 1998
Meet Venus WilliamsIn just four years as a pro, tennis player Venus Williams has climbed to Number 6 in the world. She can run all over the court and hit every shot with great power. Plus, she has the fastest serve in women's tennis. "Venus is so strong and fast," says top women's player Martina Hingis. "I have to play my best tennis against her."Venus has cool, colorfully beaded hair and she likes to laugh. She wants to be an architect someday. She'll probably be a smashing success!"How did Charles Barkley of the Houston Rockets get the nickname Sir Charles?"