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Packin’ Heat

Venus Williams launched a 130 mph serve in the championship match at the Zurich Open against Flavia Pennetta. This is a WTA Tour main draw record, previously held by Venus herself at 129 mph. The 130 mph bomb helped Venus to a 7-6 (1), 6-2 win and solidifies her place in Doha next month.

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Grand Slams 2008: A Look Back

What a year it was for grand slam tennis. With the last major of the year drawing to a close in New York, I think this is the perfect time to look back at the year that was. Let’s begin after the cut, shall we? Read the rest of this entry »

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Venus Williams, Iron Woman

Venus Williams apparently wants to be playing until she’s 34. She said it herself in a recent interview:

Q. You’re talking about being a housewife, and ten years ago you weren’t uttering those words. When you look back at what you’ve been able to accomplish, do you have look back and marvel at the high level you’ve been able to play and your record of longevity?

VENUS WILLIAMS: Yeah, I’m trying to do more. And for the record, I’m aiming for the 2016 Olympics. We’ll be playing doubles. I’ll be here for a long time still grinding and earning titles and making life hard for anyone and everyone.

Sweet, Venus is going to continue to be irrelevant at every tournament except Wimbledon for another eight years. Boy, oh, boy.

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Williams vs. Mannings: Oreo Style

The real competition here is, which commercial will be overplayed more, this one or Maria Sharapova’s new Canon spot. I think this is the only thing Maria can beat the Williams at.

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China, Spy on the Williams All You Want

China has allegedly been monitoring the Williams sisters training sessions. And Serena and Venus could care less. Frankly, China can spy on them all they want, it really isn’t going to help them beat the sisters. This is presumably being done for the doubles competition, where the Chinese have a better chance of medaling.

“We don’t know. We just follow that yellow ball, we don’t look around,” said Serena in response to question.”We’re out there, we’ve been practising the last two days together. The only thing I see is the ball or whoever I’m practising with at the time,” she added.

Well, if the Williams are healthy, they’re taking the doubles gold, no matter who is spying on them.

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Venus and Serena, Why Are You So Great Sometimes?

Sometimes Serena and Venus can be pretty great. This is just one of those times.

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Serena and Venus: The Two Greatest Bodies on Earth

According to Glamour Magazine that is. In honor of the upcoming Olympic games, Glamour counts down the eleven best bodies of Olympians, with the sisters topping the list. Venus and Serena also happen to be the only tennis players on the list.

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Five

Venus Williams won her fifth Wimbledon title by defeating younger sister, Serena, 7-5, 6-4. This match proves that Venus is the greatest grass court player of her generation and now stands among some of the greatest ever. Only Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Billie Jean King own more titles than her. Serena has been in grand slam title drought since she took the Australian Open by storm in 2007.

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It’s Going Down

For the first time in five years, the William sisters will meet  in a grand slam final. This is going to be a battle of epic proportions. It’s just too close to call, so watch it and see for yourself. Saturday. Be there. Serena vs. Venus

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Venus Follows Serena out of Roland Garros

Ten hours after Serena Williams was knocked out of the third round, Venus followed in suit, losing 5-7, 4-6 to Italian Flavia Penneta. The last few games of the match most likely would not have been played had Venus appealed to the chair ump to suspend the match due to darkness. With the sisters losses, the women’s draw is blown wide open. One thing is for certain: it’s gonna be a dogfight for the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen.

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