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Gauff, 15, stuns Venus in Australian Open first round

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:37 PM

Tennis prodigy Coco Gauff dumps Venus Williams out in the first round of a Grand Slam for the second time

TENNIS WHIZ. Coco Gauff continues to impress at 15 years old. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International

Jan 01, 2020 - 5:28 PM

An 'unexpected setback' in training forces Venus Williams out of the season-opening Brisbane International

Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Williams ban for US Open umpire after Serena-Osaka furor

Aug 25, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Umpire Carlos Ramos won't officiate matches involving Serena or Venus Williams in the wake of last year's final controversy

HEATED. Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during last year's controversial US Open final match. Photo by Jaime Lawson/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Sharapova, Venus get wildcards for WTA Cincinnati event

Jul 30, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams aim to bounce back from their lackluster 2019 Wimbledon campaigns

WILDCARDS. Maria Sharapova (left) and Venus Williams earn berths to the 2019 WTA Cincinnati Open. File photos by Saeed Khan/AFP (Sharapova) and Christophe Simon/AFP (Williams)

Teen Gauff after Venus shock: 'My goal is to win Wimbledon'

Jul 02, 2019 - 3:56 PM

'I said this before: I want to be the greatest,' says Gauff who defeated Venus Williams in the opening round

DISBELIEF. 15-year-old Cori Gauff unexpectedly defeats veteran Venus Williams in her Wimbledon debut. Photo from Coco Gauff's Twitter

LOOK: Janine Tugonon models for Venus Williams' clothing line

Mar 25, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The former Miss Universe Philippines also reunites with Shamcey Supsup during the latter's US vacation

Top seed Halep eclipses Venus to set up Serena clash

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Simona Halep powers past her 38-year-old opponent to face her sister in the last 16

PERSONAL BEST. Simona Halep finishes off Venus in one hour and 17 minutes to post her best performance in the tournament. Photo by Australian Open Twitter

Venus wins three-set thriller against Azarenka

Jan 01, 2019 - 5:33 PM

In a showdown between two former world No. 1 players, Williams proves the better finisher

LIKE FINE WINE. Venus Williams, although already 38 years old, shows she still has it. Photo by Greg Woods/AFP/Getty Images

Serena routs sister Venus, Nadal survives epic match

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:57 AM

'She's my best friend. She means the world to me. Every time she loses I feel like I do,' Serena Williams on sister Venus

SUPERSTAR SISTERS. Venus Williams congratulates younger sister Serena after their US Open duel. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

It's a date: Serena, Venus to meet for 30th time at US Open

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Venus Williams won their first ever clash in Australia in 1998, but her sister Serena has built up an advantage over the last two decades

SIBLING RIVALRY. Venus Williams (left) won their first ever clash in Australia in 1998, but her sister Serena has built up an advantage over the last two decades. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Defending champ Ostapenko crashes in French Open 2018 first round

May 28, 2018 - 9:13 AM

It's only the second time in the Open era that the defending champion loses in the first round of Roland Garros

MAJOR UPSET. Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko drops her back-to-back bid as the defending champion bows to Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova in straight sets. Photo byChristophe Archambault/AFP

Venus hopes to one day experience motherhood

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:35 AM

This week marks the return of Serena to the WTA Tour a little under 190 days since the birth of baby Alexis

MOTHERHOOD. Venus Williams at 37 years old hopes to follow the footsteps of the younger sister Serena. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Venus, Vandeweghe put US up 2-0 in Fed Cup

Feb 11, 2018 - 11:45 AM

USA is the defending champion of the Fed Cup

TEAM USA. Venus Williams advances to the second round of the Fed Cup with team USA team mate CoCo Vandeweghe. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Bencic knocks Venus Williams out of Australian Open in first round

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Belinda Bencic, the number 78 ranked player, eliminates last year's finalist Venus Williams

EARLY EXIT. The fifth seed and last year's finalist Venus Williams was shocked in the first round by the world number 78 Belinda Bencic in just under two hours. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Unbeaten Kerber looks to extend winning streak

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Angelique Kerber overcomes Venus Williams on her road to becoming world number one again

RETURN. Angelique Kerber hits a return to Venus Williams at the Sydney International tennis tournament. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Venus Williams won't face criminal charges in fatal Florida crash, reports

Dec 21, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Venus Williams will not be charged in a fatal two car smash in June that killed a passenger in the other car

DRIVING 'LAWFULLY'. Venus Williams won't face criminal charges, but the family of the deceased has filed a wrongful death suit. Photo by Oli Scarff / AFP

Stephens ousts Venus, to face Keys for US Open title

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Stephens vs Keys will be the first all American US Open final since 2002

ON TO THE FINAL. Sloane Stephens, who missed 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, outlasted 7-time Slam champion Venus Williams. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Sharapova ousted at US Open, says it's been 'a really great ride'

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova rallies to eliminate the 5 time Grand Slam champion

COMEBACK. 'Reflecting back on the week, I can be happy,' says Maria Sharapova. Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images/AFP

Triumphant Venus mum over Serena motherhood at US Open

Sep 02, 2017 - 12:14 PM

I m definitely available to answer questions about tennis Venus Wiliams says in the post match news conference when asked how she felt when she heard the news about her sister

SILENCE. Venus Williams did not answer questions regarding her sister Serena's newborn baby after she downed Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-4. Photo by Christophe Simon

Venus celebrates 20 years at U.S. Open, awaits Serena return

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Venus Williams the oldest woman in the US Open says she has zero plans for her career timetable; for the 23 time Grand Slam winner tour life without Serena has her spending more time down Memory Lane

Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to win Wimbledon title

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Muguruza spoils Williams attempt to become the oldest Grand Slam women s champ

NEW CHAMP. Garbine Muguruza overwhelms Venus Williams with power to become the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Back to her best, Venus eyes historic Wimbledon title

Jul 14, 2017 - 4:05 AM

At 37 years old and having battled an autoimmune disease Venus Williams says she s playing some of the best tennis of her life

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER. Venus Williams is the oldest Wimbledon finalist in decades, but she's been playing some of her best tennis over the past 12 months. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Venus rising as Konta eyes Halep revenge

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:14 AM

The 37 year old Venus Williams knows she has to summon the kind of dominant display that made her so deadly a decade ago to win the Wimbledon title

BRIGHT FUTURE. After thrashing Ana Konjuh in the 4th round, Venus Williams shows she is still a formidable Wimbledon title threat. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Kerber crashes out of Wimbledon, loses world number 1 ranking

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:42 PM

Kerber has failed to make the last 8 at any of this year s 3 Grand Slams

UPSET. Spanish 14th seed Garbine Muguruza is the latest player to derail Angelique Kerber in a major tournament. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Venus Williams driving 'lawfully' at time of fatal crash – police

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:19 AM

An initial police report on the June 9 crash in Palm Beach Gardens describes Williams as being at fault in a deadly car crash that sparked a lawsuit against the tennis star

DRIVING 'LAWFULLY'. US player Venus Williams, seen here during their women's singles third round match of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, was driving 'lawfully' during a fatal car crash that sparked a lawsuit against her. Photo by Oli Scarff / AFP

Wimbledon: Venus in tears, Murray, Nadal stroll as Wawrinka falls

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

World number 3 Stan Wawrinka is the opening day s biggest casualty losing to Russian debutant Daniil Medvedev while there were emotional comeback wins for Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka

DEFEATED. Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacts against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017. Medvedev won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Adrian Dennis/AFP

Venus Williams faces lawsuit over deadly crash

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:26 AM

The police describe Venus Williams as being at fault in the incident though it s still being investigated

Tennis star Venus Williams 'at fault' in fatal car crash – police

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Police confirm Venus Williams was not using her phone and had not taken drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash

It's a girl! Venus lets Serena baby secret slip

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:54 AM

Venus Williams reveals that her sister Serena will be having a daughter

IT'S A GIRL. Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams, seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, are apparently expecting a daughter. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/AFP

Brilliant Thiem ends Nadal winning streak in Rome

May 20, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Dominic Thiem will now meet the winner of the quarter final clash between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro

WINNER. After defeating the 4th seeded Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem now has a 17-3 record on clay this year. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Kerber holds off Parmentier to advance at Indian Wells

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Angelique Kerber needed two hours and 33 minutes in the baking sun on Stadium Court to get past Pauline Parmentier

ON TO THE NEXT. Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand against Pauline Parmentier of France in their third round match in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

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Jan 29, 2017 - 11:51 AM

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Serena beats Venus to win record 23rd Grand Slam title

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Serena Williams sets a new record for most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era breaking a deadlock with Steffi Graf

SIBLING RIVALRY. Serena Williams defeats her sister Venus in the Australian Open final to stand alone in history with 23 Grand Slam titles. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Venus stands between Serena and tennis history

Jan 27, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Serena Williams needs one more title to set a new female Grand Slam record Standing in her way is her greatest rival her older sister Venus

SIBLING RIVALRY. Venus and Serena Williams will clash for a ninth time in a Grand Slam final, with Serena needing just one more title to stand alone in history. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Serena, Venus set up 'Sister Act' Australian Open final

Jan 26, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Serena Williams ends Mirjana Lucic Baroni s fairytale run with a 50 minute victory to set up a showdown with her older sister

SISTER ACT. Venus and Serena Williams, seen in a 2014 tournament, have alternated as doubles partners and on-court rivals. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Age-defying Venus Williams makes Australian Open final

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Venus Williams 36 brushes off dangerous Coco Vendeweghe to become the oldest Australian Open finalist in the Open era

AGELESS. Venus Williams becomes the oldest Australian Open finalist in the Open Era. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Vintage Venus Williams powers into Aussie Open semifinals

Jan 24, 2017 - 12:29 PM

The 36 year old Venus Williams becomes the oldest woman to make a Grand Slam last 4 in 23 years

Venus Williams of the US celebrates her victory against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during their women's singles quarterfinal match on day 9 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2017.  SAEED KHAN / AFP

Ageless Venus Williams makes 37th Grand Slam quarter-final

Jan 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Venus Williams sets up an Australian Open showdown with dogged Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

AUSTRALIAN ADVANCE. The 26-year-old Venus Williams dismantled determined German qualifier Mona Barthel to advance to her 37th Grand Slam quarter-final. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

ESPN drop commentator over Venus 'gorilla' remark

Jan 20, 2017 - 4:41 PM

Doug Adler claims he said guerilla instead of gorilla when calling a Venus Williams match at the Australian Open

KEEPING IT COOL. Venus Williams shook off a racially insensitive comment by a commentator to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

ESPN commentator criticized for comparing Venus Williams to a 'gorilla'

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Commentator Doug Adler makes an ill advised comment during Williams Australian Open match against Stefanie Voegele

UNCALLED FOR. Venus Williams is likened to a gorilla in a comment that one tennis journalist described as "appalling stuff." Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Injury forces 'old' Venus Williams out of Auckland Classic

Jan 04, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Venus Williams withdraws from the Auckland Classic with an arm injury

INJURED. Venus Williams pulls out of the Auckland Classic due to an arm injury. File Photo by FRED DUFOUR / AFP

Doping: WADA fury as Russian hackers release Williams', Biles data

Sep 14, 2016 - 10:21 AM

WADA said in a statement that the Russian cyber espionage group Tsar Team APT28 also known as Fancy Bears had broken into its Anti Doping Administration and Management System ADAMS database

US gymnast Simone Biles competes in the women's floor event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. Thomas Coex/AFP

Record-setting Venus gives Serena target to chase

Aug 31, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Venus Williams sets a record 72nd Grand Slam tournament appearance and extends her record in first round matches at the US Open to a perfect 18 in 18 attempts

Venus Williams returns a shot to Kateryna Kozlova during her first round women's singles match on day two of the 2016 US Open. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images/AFP

Olympics: Gold #19 for Phelps as records tumble in Olympic pool

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED The spellbinding action in the pool brought the curtain down on another day of drama where 14 gold medals were shared out

GOLD NUMBER 19. USA's Michael Phelps prepares to compete in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Venus dan Serena Williams tersingkir dari ganda putri tenis Olimpiade Rio

Aug 08, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Venus dan Serena Williams menjuarai Olimpiade Sydney 2000 Beijing 2008 dan London 2012

Venus dan Serena Williams saat meraih medali emas pada Olimpiade London 2012. Foto dari Twitter/@OlympicsTennis

Serena doubles up with Venus for second Wimbledon title of the day

Jul 10, 2016 - 5:00 AM

Serena Williams makes her day even sweeter by adding a doubles title with sister Venus at Wimbledon

DOUBLE TROUBLE. Serena Williams (left) and Venus Williams (right) celebrate after winning the women's doubles final against Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova at Wimbledon. Photo by Gerry Penny/EPA

Serena, Djokovic march on, Thiem impresses at rainy French Open

May 29, 2016 - 7:10 PM

On a rainy French Open Saturday Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic enter the last 16

ON TO LAST 16. Serena Williams in action against Kristina Mladenovic during their women's single third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 28 May 2016.​​​​ Photo by ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA

Venus Williams suffers first round shock at Australian Open

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Venus Williams 69th Grand Slam came to a premature halt in the first round against rising young British player Johanna Konta

AUSTRALIAN EXIT. Venus Williams, 35, was bounced from the 2016 Australian Open by an upstart who is 11 years her junior. Photo by David Crosling/EPA

Tennis: Serena beats Venus to sustain Slam bid at US Open

Sep 09, 2015 - 12:34 PM

Serena sets up the Thursday matchup against Italy s Roberta Vinci

Serena tells Wimbledon fans to support Venus

Jul 04, 2015 - 4:22 PM

I expect more people to be rooting for Venus I would be rooting for Venus She s been through so much says Serena of older sister Venus Williams

SISTERLY LOVE. Serena (L) and Venus (R) Williams will fight to advance to the next round at Wimbledon. Photo by Andre Pichette/EPA