Venus Williams was my pick to win the U.S. Open this year, but it looks like that’s no longer a possibility. The 31-year-old seven time Grand Slam champ pulled out of this year’s tournament Wednesday due to an autoimmune disease. She’ll be missed at Flushing Meadows and has just opened up the door for another hungry contender to win it all!
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In the tennis world, everyone was pulling for the Williams sisters to make a major comeback at Wimbledon after being out for so long but unfortunately, their road to the finals has come to an abrupt end. Women’s tennis took a major dive when Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki all lost.
Who’s left to win the Wimbledon 2011 trophy? Read on!
American tennis star Venus Williams was only able to get through seven points in her third-round match at the Australian Open 2011 before an injury forced her to withdraw. This marks the first time the 6’1″ star has retired from a Grand Slam singles match in her career. FYI, she started in 1994 and this was her 258th match.
What went wrong at the Australian Open 2011 for Venus Williams? Read on!
Ooooh the U.S. Open is really heating up! Here's the news in a nutshell: 1. Last night, fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez battled Raphael Nadal in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. This late match began at 11:08pm on Arthur Ashe court and was an easy win for Nadal, the number one seed. This is the third consecutive year Raphael Nadal has advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open but he has never won the trophy. My money is on Nadal this year. 2. Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams (number 2 and 3 seeds respectively) advanced to the semifinals where they'll play one heck of a match against each other. Clijsters made a comeback last year after having a baby and Venus Williams is looking sharper than ever. This one is not to be missed!Read More