Serena, Venus advance to next round in Paris

May 27, 2016

Serena, Venus advance to next round in Paris

First it was Serena Williams’ turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Shortly after that was over Thursday, her older sister Venus entered the very same French Open arena and won by the very same score. A bit like old ...

Nara upsets Venus in BNP Paribas

Mar 12, 2016

Nara upsets Venus in BNP Paribas

Venus Williams tumbled out of the BNP Paribas Open in her first match at the event since 2001, falling 6-4, 6-3 to qualifier Kurumi Nara on Friday night in the second round in front of a sparse, wind-blown crowd that returned after a rain-delay ...

Feb 14, 2016

Doi falls to Venus in Taiwan final

Misaki Doi failed to earn her second title on the WTA tour on Sunday, when she lost the final of the Taiwan Open to former world No. 1 Venus Williams. Williams, currently ranked 12th in the world and the top seed at Kaohsiung’s Yang-Ming ...

Feb 13, 2016

Doi, Venus reach Taiwan Open final

Misaki Doi will have a shot at her second WTA title on Sunday, when she faces top seed and former world No. 1 Venus Williams in the Taiwan Open final. Doi, the second seed at the Yang-Ming Tennis Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, beat the ...

Feb 12, 2016

Venus books spot in Taiwan Open semifinals

Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-5, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open. Williams won seven of 10 break points against her unseeded opponent to set up a semifinal against third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Putintseva ...

Feb 11, 2016

Venus ousts Radwanska at Taiwan Open

Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the Taiwan Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Williams converted five of seven break-point chances against the unseeded Radwanska. “My opponent started so strong,” Williams said. “She went 4-1, but I was hoping ...

Nadal, Venus ousted in first-round upsets; Murray cruises

Jan 19, 2016

Nadal, Venus ousted in first-round upsets; Murray cruises

Rafael Nadal lost in the first round of a major for only the second time in his career, beaten in five sets by Fernando Verdasco at the Australian Open in a reversal of their epic, 5-hour, 14-minute semifinal here seven years ago. On Tuesday, ...

Nov 7, 2015

Venus routs Vinci to book spot in WTA Elite Trophy final

Top seed Venus Williams stormed past U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-2 in the WTA Elite Trophy semis on Saturday in an ominous display as she seeks her third title of the year. The seven-time Grand Slam-winner did not hang around at the ...

Nadal makes Shanghai semifinals

Oct 17, 2015

Nadal makes Shanghai semifinals

Rafael Nadal is starting to look like his dominant former self, the player who won 14 Grand Slam titles. He’s even beating the top players again. After struggling with his confidence and consistency for much of the season, the Spanish star beat a top-five ...

Venus reaches 77th career final

Oct 2, 2015

Venus reaches 77th career final

Former world No. 1 Venus Williams fought back from a set down to see off Italy’s Roberto Vinci 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) and make the final of the Wuhan Open on Friday. The 35-year-old American, winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles, will face ...

Serena gets past sister Venus in U.S. Open quarterfinals

Sep 9, 2015

Serena gets past sister Venus in U.S. Open quarterfinals

For stretches of the 27th edition of Williams vs. Williams, Venus gave Serena all she could handle. And after Serena took control down the stretch to emerge with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory in a well-played U.S. Open quarterfinal, allowing her to continue pursuing ...