Australian Open & Venus Williams

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980), is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 5.0/5

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Serena Williams beats Venus Williams to win her seventh Australian Open title and break Steffi Graf's record.
Venus Williams' speech after losing to her sister Serena at the Australian Open finals. This is too beautiful ❤
Venus Williams reached her first Grand Slam final since 2009 with victory over Coco Vandeweghe at the Australian Open
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Venus Williams is on to the Australian Open semifinals for the first time since 2003, taking down Anastasia Pavlyuchenkov…
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Venus Williams eased into the quarterfinals without dropping a set this Australian Open
Venus Williams beat Mona Barthel in two sets to make the quarterfinals for the 9th time at the Australian Open.
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Serena and Venus Williams both come back from a set down to reach the Australian Open last 16 - plus round-up, quotes and pictures.
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She did it! Rock Island native defeats Venus Williams to move on the to the semifinals of the Australian Open
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American teen Madison Keys defeated her childhood idol Venus Williams to make the Australian Open semis
2015 Australian Open - Women's - I was so thrilled to see Venus Williams advanced to the next round i know she's had some bad luck in recent tournaments but what a stunner with Simona Halep losing to Ekaterina Makarova that's a big wow. Men's - Stanislas Wawrinka & Nick Kyrgios had excellent matches respectively against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez & Andreas Seppi what fun & my man Novak Djokovic is still in it Woohoo!
Venus Williams joins sister in Australian Open quarters
Venus Williams chats about overcoming the mental battle to deliver a top performance on court, and looking forward to a big fourth round at Australian Open ...
Serena and Venus Williams and Polish sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska have all advanced at the Australian Open
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SERENA, VENUS WILLIAMS HAVE BEEN OUTCLASS FROM THE French Open: Serena and Venus Williams could have met in the third round at Roland Garros, but, surprisingly, neither made it out of round two on Wednesday. After Venus Williams was eliminated by Slovakia's Anna Schmiedlova in three sets on Chatrier Court to start the second round, top-seeded Serena Williams was stunned by Spain's Garbine Muguruza. Schmiedlova, in her second French Open and fifth Grand Slam event, pulled off a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Venus for her first-ever win against a top-30 opponent. The shocker then came about an hour later on Court Lenglen, as Muguruza took full advantage of an abnormally sloppy Serena in a 6-2, 6-2 triumph. Muguruza's best result in five previous Grand Slam events was a fourth-round loss to Agnieszka Radwanska at the Australian Open earlier this year. It wasn't Serena's earliest exit at Roland Garros. She was bounced in the first round two years ago by Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano, then rebounded by completely ...
Do you still remember your Mixed Doubles titles with Venus Williams in 1998 at the Australian Open & French Open.
Venus Williams isn't the only Kastle in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. pulled off a pair of doubles upsets in the quarterfinals! teammates Anastasia Rodionova and Alla Kudryavtseva defeated Australian Open finalists Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, while Kastles substitute Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears beat champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.
Venus Williams surprises her opponent Ekaterina Makarova with a sneaky drop shot winner in her 1st round match at the Australian Open.
Klaasen expecting tough final in bid for glory Friday 24 January 2014 06:20 Raven Klaasen is expecting a tough, tension-filled encounter as he bids for unprecedented glory in the Australian Open men's doubles final on Saturday. The first live coverage of big time boxing games will be aired in a few months time Boxing returns to SABC Thursday 23 January 2014 19:34 Big time boxing will return to the SABC's screens soon. Tags: Boxing Sports BSA SABC The likes of Italy, Uruguay and Mexico will play some of their matches at the Arena das Dunas. Brazil's Rousseff inaugurates Natal Stadium amid deadline concerns Thursday 23 January 2014 16:44 FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke joined Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for the official inauguration of the 42 000 seater Arena das Dunas in the city of Natal on Thursday. Tags: Natal Brazil FIFA Arena das Dunas Jerome Valcke South Africa's Davis Cup star, Raven Klaasen and his American partner, Eric Butorac triumphed. SA's Klaasen through to men's double's final Th ...
Maria Sharapova out! That ensures that its not gonna be a BIG GUN who'll win the Australian Open among the girls as Serena Williams , Venus Williams , Laura Robson are already out!
MELBOURNE, Australia -- The powerful serve that carried Serena Williams to 25 consecutive wins suddenly became the target of Ana Ivanovic's attack in a major fourth-round upset at the Australian Open. Williams had a back complaint she'd tried to keep secret before Sunday but Ivanovic noticed almost immediately that her serve wasn't as fast as she'd expected, and she started taking big swipes at it. The No. 14-seeded Ivanovic ended Williams' bid for a sixth Australian and 18th Grand Slam title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory that took the hottest of favorites out of contention at Melbourne Park and opened up one side of the women's draw. "It's not easy playing such a champion ... but she is also just a human," said Ivanovic, who beat Venus Williams in the final at Auckland, New Zealand, earlier this month. "I just went out there swinging." Williams hadn't lost a match since August, and went 78-4 in 2013. She came into the fourth round with those 25 straight wins, the second-longest streak of her career, and i ...
Australian Open (2014/01/14) Several Taiwanese players braved the stifling heat of Melbourne to compete in the main draw of the Australian Open. Only one, Lu Yen-hsun, advanced to the second round. Taiwan was well represented in the first round of Grand Slam competition at Melbourne. Lu Yen-hsun, runner-up in the recent Heineken Open in Auckland, was on his game as he took on compatriot Jimmy Wang, dispatching him in under two hours by a score of 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. On the same day, Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan lost to Christina McHale 5-7, 4-6, and Hsieh Su-wei lost to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. Both have been eliminated from women’s singles competition, though they have a chance to redeem themselves in doubles. Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams was surprised in her opening round play against Russian Ekaterina Makarova. After cruising through her first set, Williams lost the next two to bring her singles run to an end. As for men’s singles, second seed Novak Djokovic clashed with Slov ...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Venus Williams was moving freely in her first-round match at the Australian Open, breezing through the first set and getting a look at another break in the second against a player who upset her sister here two years ago. That's when things started to go wrong for her Monday, the first day of the season-opening major. The seven-time Grand Slam champion missed the break-point chance in the sixth game and then, after getting to 40-30 on serve in the ninth, inexplicably firing three consecutive double-faults to surrender a break and just about the set to No. 22-seeded Ekaterina Makarova. After a quick break and a change of her self-designed zebra print dress, she took a 3-0 lead in the third before her unforced error toll climbed to 56 and Makarova won six of the next seven games for a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win. The 33-year-old Williams, the second-oldest player in the tournament, has struggled with injuries and illness in recent seasons but reached the final of the WTA event at Auckland ...
2014 Australian Open on ESPN - "Let's Begin". Nole talks at 0:45. Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova . are in the video too.
*Venus Williams was let down by her serve and her concentration at crucial times on Day 1 of the Australian Open. She was eliminated from the tournament after losing 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to no. 22-seeded Ekaterina Makarova. Meanwhile, Serena appeared …… [ 345 more words. ]
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Just saw Laura Robson, Heather Watson and Venus Williams are all out of the Australian Open in the first round. Errani and Kvitova too..
Ready? Play! Australian Open starts this night! Venus Williams will face Ekaterina Makarova at 11.00am, Serena Williams will face Ashleigh Barty at 9.00pm about! Good luck ladies! ❤️
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Inspired by Sania Mirza, Venus Williams exists from Australian Open in 1st round, this will surely strengthen Indo-US tie…
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Venus Williams has blamed her loss at the Australian Open on '...the bounce of the balls' Maybe she should try a different brand of underwear ?
2014 Australian Open: Venus Williams lost to Ekaterina Makarova in the 1st Round of the 2014 Australian Open.
Oh snap, Venus Williams lost on Opening Day at da Australian Open. Wow.
VENUS WILLIAMS has just lost in the first round of the Australian Open.
Venus Williams getting smash n da 1st round n Australian Open.i think her days has pass,d he had a great run.
Venus Williams is on the court. The first round of the Australian Open. I sure hope she wins.!
First matches getting ready to go all around at Melbourne Park at the Australian Open. Angelique Kerber getting ready to go on Rod Laver, Stanislas Wawrinka on Hisense, Venus Williams is doing battle with Ekaterina Makarova on the new Margaret Court Arena, and on Show Court 2 is Heather Watson battling Daniela Hantuchova, Show Court 3 is Laura Robson and Kirsten Flipkens.
Venus Williams preparing for a loss…in the LA property marketHaving just pulled out of the Hobart International tournament, and with the Australian Open testing her mettle next week, Venus Williams may have her mind on her day job while she’s over in Australia. But back home in LA her other passion,...
NEW!! Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens pull out of Australian Open warm-ups
Love the look of that trophy! Congratulations to Ana Ivanovic who won her first title since 2011 when she defeated Venus Williams 62 57 64 in the Auckland final. Could Ana do well in the Australian Open?
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — With the Australian Open just over a week away, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens withdrew from warm-up tournaments on Sunday and another American, John Isner, could soon join them.Williams, who lost the final of the Auckland WTA tournament on Saturday, pulled out of the Hobart International, informing officials on Sunday."I don't believe she has an injury," tournament director Mark Handley said. "She's played a lot of tough, close matches over in Auckland and in
Venus Williams dress for the upcoming Australian Open:
Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens miss lead-up tournaments to Australian Open
Serbia had another big win yesterday! Congrats to the female Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic! Ana Ivanovic defeated Venus Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to win the ASB Classic in Auckland , New Zeand. It was her 12th WTA singles title ! Williams had an 8-1 record against Ivanovic heading into the match, with the Serb's only win coming at the 2008 Australian Open.
Stephens to join Isner on US Hopman Cup team Perth, Australia, October 08, 2013 Sloane Stephens will join former champion John Isner on the US team for the 2014 Hopman Cup, the annual international mixed team tennis tournament. The 20-year-old Stephens, who upset Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals to start 2013, has improved 26 places in the rankings to No. 12 this year. Isner won the 2011 Hopman Cup with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and combined with Venus Williams for the 2013 edition. Petra Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion who won the 2012 Hopman Cup with Tomas Berdych, will be joined on the Czech team by veteran Radesk Stepanek for the Dec. 28-Jan. 4 event. Under the competition format, eight teams are split into two groups for matches including men's and women's singles and mixed doubles. The winners of each round-robin group advance to a final. Anabel Medina Garrigues helped Spain win the title last year and is returning for the defense, when she'll be partnered by two-time Hopman Cup ...
Venus Williams Pulls Out Of Qatar Open by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 06, 2013 DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Venus Williams has withdrawn from next week's Qatar Open due to an ongoing lower back injury. The 23rd-ranked Williams has been hampered by back problems since the Australian Open. She missed the Open GDF Suez tournament and will skip the upcoming Fed Cup match against Italy because of the injury. Andrea Hlavackova will replace Williams in the Qatar tournament. Williams lost in straight sets to Maria Sharapova in the third round of the Australian Open, and then lost in the quarterfinals of the doubles alongside younger sister Serena. Serena Williams, who complained of back pain during her Australian Open quarterfinals loss to American Sloane Stephens, is scheduled to play at Qatar, as is top-ranked Victoria Azarenka.
    Agnieszka Radwanska will attempt to become just the third woman to successfully defend her Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title when play gets underway at the Dubai Tennis Stadium in just under two weeks time.   Poland’s number one lifted the trophy last year and went on to have the best season of her career so far as she went on to reach the Wimbledon final, and also win titles in Miami and Brussels, and climb to number two in the world.   Now ranked number 4, but clearly intent on reaching the top spot, Radwanska has begun the 2013 season in sensational form, winning titles in both Auckland and Sydney before marching through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, not dropping a set in her first 13 matches of the year.   Brimming with confidence, she will be a strong favourite to become a two-time winner in Dubai, emulating Justine Henin who won back-to-back titles in 2003/4 and again in 2006/7, and Venus Williams who triumphed in 2009 and 2010.   “With so many top players bidd ...
SERENA, SLOANE, VENUS, MADISON MOVE UP written by Myron McNeil All four of the ladies that I am currently tracking on the WTA tour moved up in the world rankings following their performances in the Australian Open. Serena Williams made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Sloane Stephens. Serena who had been ranked No.3 in the world moved up to No.2. Sloane who went on to the semifinals before losing to eventual champion, Victoria Azerenka, moved from No.23 to No.17. Venus Williams won easily in the first two rounds, but lost to then world No.2, Maria Sharapova. Venus moved up three places from 26th to 23rd. One other lady that I'm tracking is 17 year-old Madison Keys. She did very well by winning in the first two rounds before losing to world No.6, Angelique Kerber in the third round. With her strong performance, Keys moved inside the top 100 for the first time in her career. She is currently ranked No.81.
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Bryan Bros won their 23rd Grand Slam in Melbourne.Sooo excited.Also Chinese player Li Na beats Maria Sharapova to reach Australian Open final...It is kind of wired that 6-2, 6-2won Sharapova who had only dropped nine games in her previous five matches.Unbelievable.Sloane Stephens I think you will become the word champion in the future just as Serena Williams and Venus Williams.
no telecast of Australian Open, I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams became just another Maria Sharapova victim as the Russian took her astonishing Australian Open start up a notch in the third round on Friday night. Sharapova, 25, whose preparation for the tournament was limited by a collarbone injury, had gone through the first two rounds without losing a game, blitzing fellow Russian Olga Puchkova and Japan’s Misaki Doi. Unlike those victims, Williams at least made it onto the scoreboard as Sharapova won 6-1 6-3. Sharapova’s concession of just four games over the first three rounds equals German great Steffi Graf’s 1989 mark as the fewest conceded by any woman to that stage of the Open since the move to 128-player draws in 1988. Williams had been expected to give the No.2 seed her first real fight of the tournament, despite the 32-year-old no longer playing at the standard that netted her two US Open and five Wimbledon titles between 2000-08 and helped the American to the world No.1 ranking in 2002. But Sharapova, who ...
The William sisters taking on Dushevina/Govortsova..in the ladies doubles.Australian Open.as i wait for FedExpress.
Is There Any Way to Defeat Venus and Serena Williams? By JOHN MARTIN January 18, 2013, 4:10 pm Aaron Favila/Associated Press Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams during their doubles match against Camila Giorgi and Stefanie Voegele on Thursday. MELBOURNE, Australia — When Venus and Serena Williams step onto the court at the Australian Open on Saturday afternoon, they will tower over their second-round women’s doubles opponents in ways other than height. They will face Vera Dushevina of Russia, 5 feet 10 inches, an inch taller than Serena, and Olga Govortsova of Belarus, 6 feet, an inch shorter than Venus. According to four players who discussed recent Grand Slam encounters with the sisters, the Williams’s size, skills, strength and aggressiveness make them seem almost invincible. First, they establish control of the net, using speed and reach. Second, they attack the ball on returns and serve powerfully. Third, they cover well for each other, one stepping up if the other falters. What most impr ...
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Sharapova defeated Venus in straight sets at the Australian Open. Maria came to play.
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Considering Maria Sharapova's 6-1 6-3 victory against Venus Williams, I still insist that I see her winning the Australian Open . . .that is not to say however she will find it any easy, she has a likely match-up with Serena in the Semis (hopefully injury doesnt keep her out) not forgetting Azarenka and Radwanska are still in the pool . . . .well lets see how it will pan out!
Australian Open in the middle of the 2n hottest day in the history of Australia at 43c!!!
Have you been watching the Australian Open? Some of us have been watching live matches that start at 3:00am (EST) on ESPN3. Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of us so they are the feature night matches that are starting at 9:00pm their time. Friday, 3:00am – Maria Sharapova versus Venus Williams. Tough match not to set the alarm for.
Venus Williams used her powerful serve to full effect to start her Australian Open campaign with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan on Monday.
Venus Williams beats Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-3 to set-up a 3rd-round clash with Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open.
Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams beat Alize Cornet of France 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to a third-round match against Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open.
''Maria Sharapova scored her second straight double bagel at the Australian Open on Wednesday, the first time that has happened at a Grand Slam since before she was born. Next up? Venus Williams.''
Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and David Ferrer are all in action on day three of the Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova to meet Venus Williams in 3rd round of Australian Open.
It took Sharapova 47 minutes to advance to the 3rd round of Australian Open looking forward to her match against Venus Williams on Friday in anticipation#
Still no major upsets at the Australian Open...still early...interesting 3rd match-up (should they both win their 2nd rd matches): Venus Williams v Maria Sharapova
Stayed up too late, but got to see the amazingness that is Maria Sharapova post her second double bagel (That's 6-0, 6-0) in a row in the Australian Open. Don't know if that's ever been done in a women's major. She's played two matches and has barely spen an hour and a half on the court. I really hope this is her year. Next up, though, Venus Williams.
Serena Williams on 18th tennis tour and still hungry for competition wins AFP January 14, 2013 5:05PM Serena Williams with the US Open trophy. Source: Getty Images IT'S been a long road back for Venus Williams from injury and battling an auto-immune disease, but the American seven-time Grand Slam winner says she's still hungry to win. The 32-year-old is playing her 18th year on tour after missing most of the second half of 2010 with a knee injury and most of the first half of 2011 with hip and abdominal injuries. Most recently, she had a seven-month lay-off between September 2011 and March 2012 battling Sjogren's Syndrome, which left her listless and drained of energy for years before being diagnosed and treated with medication. She hasn't won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 2008 but ended last year by claiming her 44th career title in Luxemburg, and opened her Australian Open account with an ominous 6-1, 6-0 demolition of Kazak Galina Voskoboeva. Asked if it was her best match at a Slam in recent times, ...
Watching the 2013 Australian Open. Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Novak Djokvic, and Andy Murray through the first round. Impressed by Steve Johnson, USA, vg college tennis career, lost to Almagro first round, but he's got lots of potential. We'll be seeing more of him!
[Sports] Venus Williams wins 1st match at Australian Open - Idaho State Journal
Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams are among the early winners with Novak Djokovic still to come on day one of the Australian Open.
Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova looking sharp in their opening round matches at the Australian Open. I interviewed Maria after her impressive win - she seemed very relaxed and happy!!!
Tennis - Australian Open Women First round Sharapova leads top trio into second round Maria Sharapova swept aside any fears about her fitness with a ruthless 6-0 6-0 victory over Olga Puchkova as a trio of top women progressed with ease on the first morning of the Australian Open. Sharapova, the 2008 champion and runner up to Victoria Azarenka last year, was quickly joined in the second round by Venus Williams and Li Na after both the former losing finalists also enjoyed emphatic wins. Despite the record temperatures which have gripped Australia for the last couple of weeks, the year's first Grand Slam opened in mild conditions under overcast skies at Melbourne Park. There was nothing mild about Sharapova's demolition of Puchkova on Rod Laver Arena, however, and after saving a couple of break points in the opening game, she powered her way to victory over her compatriot in just 55 minutes. Smashing winners at will, particularly off her forehand, the Russian showed no signs of the collar bone injury that s ...
Venus Williams needs only an hour to beat Galina Voskoboeva 6-1 6-0 at the Australian Open. Can she win the title this year?
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Karsten Braasch (born 14 July 1967 in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a former professional German tennis player. His highest ATP singles ranking was 38th, which he reached on 13 June 1994. His career high in doubles was at 36 set at 10 November 1997. He was well-noted for his service motion and his habit of smoking during changeovers. Braasch competed in a 'Battle of the Sexes' contest against Venus Williams and Serena Williams at the 1998 Australian Open when he was ranked 203. A decade and a half older than the sisters, Braasch "was a man whose training regime centred around a pack of cigarettes and more than a couple bottles of ice cold lager." He nonetheless handily defeated both sisters, playing a single set against each, beating Serena 6–1 and Venus 6–2. According to his own account of the event, he prepared for the game by playing a leisurely round of golf and drinking a couple of shandies.
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