MASON, Ohio - Going small paid off big for Venus Williams.Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) didn't go as well for sister Serena.On a day when back problems forced the younger Williams to withdraw before her second-round match, Venus Williams ...
Aug 14, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Mom and racket-holding Dad joined two coaches and a hitting partner at Coco Gauff's practice session on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at the All England Club as the 15-year-old American prepared for what could be ...
Jul 8, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them.Gauff, the youngest competitor to qualify at ...
Jul 1, 2019
NEW YORK - Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open.If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1- ...
Aug 24, 2018
PARIS - Venus Williams has lost her opening match at two consecutive Grand Slam tournaments for the first time in her illustrious career.Her coach, David Witt, thinks the quick exit at the French Open on Sunday was because Williams did not do ...
May 28, 2018
PARIS - Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open.The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together in 1999 and in 2010.They have not played ...
May 25, 2018
INDIAN WELLS, California - Venus Williams defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open, where she first broke out as a 16-year-old qualifier in 1997.Williams has never reached the final of ...
Mar 16, 2018
INDIAN WELLS, California - Venus Williams defeated younger sister Serena, 6-3, 6-4, in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time), her first win in the sibling rivalry since 2014.It was the sisters' ...
Mar 13, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - In her first match at the Australian Open since a Williams sister was guaranteed to win the title, Venus Williams lost in the first round to Belinda Bencic and ensured it cannot happen in 2018.Venus lost last year' ...
Jan 15, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer found himself in a slightly awkward position before the Australian Open draw.Just being there.A few minutes later when the formalities were completed, Federer found out how difficult defending his title could be after landing in the ...
Jan 12, 2018
SYDNEY - Former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber won her sixth consecutive match of the new season, beating second-seeded Venus Williams 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday in a Sydney International match delayed for two hours by a thunderstorm.Kerber, ...
Jan 10, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.Williams was pregnant with her first child when she won last year's tournament at Melbourne Park, the 23rd ...
Jan 5, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - No charges will be filed against tennis star Venus Williams or the other driver for a crash in June that fatally injured the other driver's husband, police said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).The Palm Beach Gardens ...
Dec 21, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams' Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday (Friday, Manila time).The burglary happened between Sept. 1 and 5 at Williams&# ...
Nov 17, 2017
SINGAPORE - Venus Williams reached the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday.The 37-year-old Williams advanced from the White Group along with Karolina Pliskova, who lost to French Open champion ...
Oct 27, 2017
MOSCOW - The WTA says Johanna Konta has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup next week, meaning Caroline Garcia has secured the eighth and last berth in the WTA Finals.Konta still isn't ready to play after a left foot injury forced ...
Oct 13, 2017
NEW YORK - Sloane Stephens was two points from defeat against Venus Williams in one U.S. Open semifinal before pulling out the victory.Madison Keys faced no such test, overwhelming CoCo Vandeweghe in the other semifinal.Now Stephens and Keys, a pair ...
Sep 8, 2017
NEW YORK - Two points from defeat against Venus Williams at the U.S. Open, Sloane Stephens summoned her best strokes when she needed them the most to reach a Grand Slam final for the first time.Stephens was so close to defeat ...
Sep 8, 2017
NEW YORK - When her work was done, her first trip to the US Open semifinals since 2010 secured, if just barely, Venus Williams sat in her sideline chair and beamed.Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season - something she last ...
Sep 6, 2017
NEW YORK - Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova.Sharapova tried a bit of everything, even resorting to switching over her racket to hit a few lefty shots. Still, the five-time major champion could not quite ...
Sep 4, 2017
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