07.06.2014 Venus Williams made some key errors and lost in the third round at Wimbledon to the 6th seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 5-7, 7-6(7-2),
7-5. The good news is this was possibly Venus' best match of the year and she played at a very high level throughout, only losing her serve once
and breaking Kvitova's serve. Venus made only three unforced errors in the first set, but she made several key errors in the tiebreak and in the
last game of the match to drop her serve. In doubles, Venus and Serena Williams retired from their second round match after trailing 3-0 with what
Serena Williams said was a viral infection.
Venus Williams Seeded 30th In Wimbledon Singles
06.19.2014 Venus Williams has been seeded 30th in Wimbledon Ladies' Singles which begins Monday. Venus is also seeded 8th in the doubles with her
sister Serena Williams. Venus' ranking took a hit last year when she couldn't serve due to a back problem as well as problems caused by the
ongoing Sjogren's syndrome she is dealing with. Venus didn't play Wimbledon last year so this is a great chance for her to get some WTA Tour
rankings points over the next two weeks to improve her ranking on her best surface.
Venus Williams Reaches Saturday's Dubai Final
02.21.2014 Venus Williams Friday at Dubai beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2 by basically overpowering her from the baseline in the semifinals. I
watched the match and Venus is playing much better this week than in recent years. In Saturday's final, Venus faces Alize Cornet of France who
she has never lost to.
Venus Williams Plays Monday At Australian Open
01.12.2014 Venus Williams plays Monday (Sunday night USA) at the Australian Open round one versus 22nd seeded Russian left hander Ekaterina
Makarova. The Russian beat Serena Williams in 2012 at the Australian Open when Serena was limited by an ankle injury so Venus could have a
very difficult match if she does not serve well and keep her error count low. Venus could meet her sister Serena Williams in the semifinals.
Venus Williams Enters Hobart, Melbourne
11.18.2013 Venus Williams has entered two WTA Tour tournaments for 2014; both to be played in January. Venus has entered the Hobart
WTA International to be played January 5-11 and also the Australian Open to be played in Melbourne January 13-26, 2014.
Venus Williams Ends 2013 In Beijing
10.05.2013 Venus Williams ended her 2013 tennis year with a second round loss to the 13 seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-1, 6-2. This was not
a good result; however, the week before in Tokyo, Venus had an outstanding week reaching the semifinals before losing to the 7th seeded Petra
Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(9-7). I saw that match and Venus had a great start but made too many errors in the final few games including the tiebreaker.