Keys eliminates Venus Williams in Rogers Cup

Jul 29, 2016

Keys eliminates Venus Williams in Rogers Cup

Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match. Playing her last tournament match before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams lost seven straight games ...

Jul 23, 2016

Venus advances to Bank of the West Classic semifinals

Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match Friday night. The 36-year-old Williams won the last of her 49 singles titles in Taiwan in February. She won the Stanford ...

Jul 21, 2016

Venus, Doi post early round wins at Bank of the West Classic

Top seed Venus Williams fended off a spirited challenge in her opening match against world No. 87 Magda Linette at the Bank of the West Classic on Wednesday as she needed three sets to advance. Williams defeated Linette 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 to reach ...

Serena beats Kerber, claims 22nd career Grand Slam title

Jul 10, 2016

Serena beats Kerber, claims 22nd career Grand Slam title

Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22. Said she wouldn’t discuss it. Kept coming close without quite getting it. Now she finally has it. And so she can flaunt it. Williams lifted both arms overhead and raised two fingers on each ...

Serena, Kerber set for another Grand Slam showdown

Jul 8, 2016

Serena, Kerber set for another Grand Slam showdown

Instead of the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam tournament, there will be a rematch of another sort to determine the title at Wimbledon. And so as Serena Williams again stands one victory from her record-tying 22nd major title, she will need to ...

Venus reaches first Wimbledon semifinal in seven years

Jul 6, 2016

Venus reaches first Wimbledon semifinal in seven years

In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams. She is, after all, already the owner of seven major titles, including five at Wimbledon. This one, though, is different. She’s 36 now, a half-dozen years removed ...

Serena rallies into third round

Jul 2, 2016

Serena rallies into third round

Down a break in the final set and one point away from falling behind 3-0, Serena Williams refused to buckle on Centre Court. Facing the prospect of her earliest ever loss at Wimbledon, the six-time champion summoned her big-match experience — as well as ...

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 ...