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Don't cry for Venus Williams

LONDON -- By the end of the women's final, as the second set screamed by in a 26-minute rush of errors, Venus Williams walked as if in a daze. The shots she had struck so firmly during an unforgettable fortnight had gone missing. Some strayed long. Some nestled into the middle of...

Experience not necessarily an advantage for Venus Williams

12:14 PM ETPeter BodoTennis ClosePeter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic "The Courts of Babylon" and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sam...

Venus Williams draws on spirit of Serena in Wimbledon 2017 quest

By: Reuters | Published:July 12, 2017 3:15 The American stands two victories away a remarkable triumph and a win in Saturday’s final would allow her to replace Serena. (Source: AP) Five-times champion Venus Williams is drawing on the emotional support of...

Venus draws on 'spirit of Serena'

London - Five-times champion Venus Williams is drawing on the emotional support of her absent sister Serena at Wimbledon as the 37-year-old American remains on course to seize one of her sibling's records should she go on to claim an eighth grand slam title. Williams won a cross...

'Old' Venus struggles against unsung teen in Auckland

Venus Williams, pictured during the 2016 US Open, says she felt "old" as she struggled to overcome unsung teenager Jade Lewis in the Auckland WTA (AFP Photo/EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ) Auckland (AFP)...

Venus Williams downs wildcard Jade Lewis

Venus Williams has beaten NZ wildcard Jade Lewis in the opening round of the Auckland WTA event. (AAP) After being made to the fight early on, Venus Williams has beaten NZ wildcard Jade Lewis in...

Venus Williams pushed by young Kiwi Jade Lewis

Context is important to any situation. In this instance, Jade Lewis well exceeded expectations despite being another gallant defeated Kiwi at the ASB Classic. Few gave Lewis much chance to steal...

Fame awaits Jade Lewis with win over Venus Williams

A win over Venus Williams on Tuesday and Jade Lewis will shake off the tag of being Chris Lewis' niece and instead be regarded as New Zealand's next big thing in tennis. Of course, the 18-year-o...

Williams sisters hold court with Julian and Ardie Savea at ASB Classic in Auckland

Serena Williams has played her first match at the ASB Classic in Auckland, and she won't get any easier this week. She took part in a charity doubles event on Sunday to raise money for victims o...

Good draw for Serena WIlliams, Kiwi gets legend - Sport - NZ Herald News

Tennis star Serena Williams training at the ASB Tennis Centre. 30 December 2016 New Zealand Herald Photograph by Dean Purcell. Serena Williams has received a kind draw at the ASB Classic, while ...

New Zealand's Jade Lewis to face Venus Williams in ASB Classic first round

New Zealand's Jade Lewis faces a baptism of fire at the ASB Classic after drawing seven time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams in the first round. Lewis,  niece of Chris, was handed a qualifyi...

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