Tag: Venus Williams
The tournament runs from June 15-22.
Seventh-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams is out of the Roland Garros after being defeated by ninth seed Elina Svitolina.
Venus and Serena Williams will take on each other in the second round of the Italian Open.
The Romanian will meet Serena Williams next.
She will face 3-time Miami Open champion Venus Williams in the 4th round.
38-year-old Venus Williams turned back Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 6-3 in 78 minutes at the WTA Miami Open.
Venus roars back to defeat third seed Petra Kvitova while Mona Barthel comes from behind to dismiss Madison Keys.
Williams broke Petkovic for the sixth time in the final game to make up for a dismal second set.
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus is unseeded, but remains a threat.
Halep eventually downed Williams 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 after two-and-a-half hours.
Williams, who has reached the final at Melbourne Park twice, will meet Alize Cornet of France next.
The two hour 10 minute marathon was packed with power and precision, and Azarenka's nine aces were not enough.
The fast-rising tennis star has already become Japan's first Grand Slam singles champion after she stunned Serena Williams in New York last month and became the top-ranked Japanese woman since Kimiko Date in 1995.
Williams' name, along with that of her sister Venus, did not appear on a list of 64 players ahead of the tournament's start on Saturday in Beijing.
It will be the Williams sisters' first time playing against each other at the US Open.
The 16th-seeded Williams came out strong in the first set, firing winners and attacking the net to put pressure on Russian, who won the tournament in 2004.
Halep blitzed the 38-year-old Williams 6-2, 6-2 in just 71 minutes to reach the quarter-finals but went through 3 gruelling sets to overcome Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Venus Williams overcame a poor start to beat Caroline Dolehide in the first round of the Rogers Cup.
Williams has not advanced past the third round of a tournament since March and has yet to find the form that helped her reach two Grand Slam finals in 2017.
Venus and Serena Williams were pleased by the Wimbledon organisers' decision to spotlight women's tennis.
The 38-year-old American brought her experience to bear from the second set to seal a comfortable win in her first meeting with the Romanian.
Venus and Serena, at 6ft 1in (1.85m) and 5ft 9in (1.75m) respectively, cut imposing figures standing next to Aoyama and Kato, 5ft 1in (1.54m) and 5ft 2in (1.57m).
Danielle Collins produced the performance of a lifetime and pulled off an almighty shock at the WTA Miami Open on Wednesday, sending Venus Williams crashing out 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals.
Williams, 37, was made to work hard for her passage into the fourth round, fighting off three match points before eventually seeing off Kiki Bertens in a three-hour battle on Sunday.
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