Australian Open - Wie in Wimbledon: Teenager Gauff besiegt Venus Williams. Melbourne (dpa) - Wie in Wimbledon hat Tennis-Teenager Cori Gauff auch bei. Fünf Wimbledon-Titel. Sportlich war Venus Williams vor allem auf dem Heiligen Rasen des All England Club lange kaum zu bezwingen. Nach einer abwechslungsreichen ersten Saisonhälfte gewann Venus Williams in Wimbledon ohne Satzverlust ihren siebten Grand-Slam-Titel im Einzel und.
Tennis: Serena Williams‘ Zusammenbruch in WimbledonFünf Wimbledon-Titel. Sportlich war Venus Williams vor allem auf dem Heiligen Rasen des All England Club lange kaum zu bezwingen. In den er Jahren wird Venus Williams professionelle Tennisspielerin und erreicht das Finale der "US Open". verliert sie "Wimbledon" nur knapp. Australian Open - Wie in Wimbledon: Teenager Gauff besiegt Venus Williams. Melbourne (dpa) - Wie in Wimbledon hat Tennis-Teenager Cori Gauff auch bei.
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Sign Up. Nadal vs. She was two points from defeating 16th-seeded Li Na in the quarterfinals before losing in three sets. In doubles, she teamed with her sister Serena to successfully defend their title, defeating the top-ranked team of Cara Black and Liezel Huber in the final.
She went onto the clay at the Abierto Mexico Telcel in Acapulco, where she was the defending champion.
In the final, she defeated first-time finalist Polona Hercog from Slovenia. This was her 43rd career title, the most among active female players.
She defeated No. She was defeated by Kim Clijsters in the final in just 58 minutes, ending her match winning streak. By reaching the final, her ranking improved to No.
She suffered the worst defeat of her career in the quarterfinals, losing to No. Despite this loss, Williams's ranking improved to No.
Her next tournament was the Madrid Open , a Premier Mandatory tournament. In doubles, she teamed with her sister Serena to win the title. On May 17, her ranking improved to No.
This was the fourth time that the Williams sisters have occupied the top two spots, and the first time since May Her next tournament was the French Open , where she played both singles and doubles despite her knee injury.
Seeded second in singles, she advanced past the third round at this tournament for the first time since before losing to Nadia Petrova in the round of She also played doubles with Serena as the top seeds.
Their defeat of Huber and Anabel Medina Garrigues in the semifinals increased their doubles ranking to No. By virtue of reaching the No.
Her next tournament was the Wimbledon Championships , where she had reached the final the previous three years. Despite her knee injury, she made it to the quarterfinals, where she lost to Tsvetana Pironkova.
Pironkova was ranked No. As a result, Williams dropped to No. She was the defending champion in doubles with her sister Serena, having won the tournament in the previous two years.
However, they lost this time in the quarterfinals to Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva. Williams then missed all tournaments in the US Open Series because of a left knee injury but still participated at the US Open as the third seed.
She won three matches to move into the fourth round. Williams became one of only two women in along with Caroline Wozniacki to reach at least the fourth round at all four Grand Slam singles tournaments.
Williams won the first set of their match and recovered from 5—2 down in the second set but ultimately double-faulted on a key point near the end of the match and lost in three sets.
Because of Serena's withdrawal from the US Open, Williams did not participate at the doubles event, where she was the defending champion.
The recovery of her left knee took longer than expected and it forced her to miss the rest of , including the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships and Fed Cup final.
She finished the year ranked eleventh in doubles. Williams began the year at the final edition of Hong Kong Tennis Classic exhibition event. She lost both her singles matches against Vera Zvonareva and Li Na , but she helped Team America to win the silver group.
At the Australian Open , Williams retired in the second game of her third round match against Andrea Petkovic after sustaining a hip muscle injury in her second round.
The injury forced Williams to pull out of the Fed Cup quarterfinal against Belgium, the Dubai Tennis Championships , and the Mexican Open, where she was the two-time defending champion in both tournaments.
She subsequently withdrew from the Miami Open causing her ranking to drop to number fifteen. She also missed the clay court season which caused her ranking to drop to number twenty-nine.
Williams then made her first appearance since the Australian Open in Eastbourne. She was seeded 23rd at the Wimbledon Championships.
She played for nearly three hours in her second round match against Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm , winning in three tough sets. She was scheduled to meet 22nd seed Sabine Lisicki in the second round, but withdrew before the match began after being diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome , an autoimmune disease which causes fatigue and muscle and joint pain.
As a result, her ranking dropped to one-hundred and five. Williams did not play for the rest of the year at a competitive level; she appeared in three exhibitions tournaments in November and early December.
She played against sister Serena in Colombia, which she won in straight sets. Williams lost both her singles tie-break matches but won the doubles pairing with her sister.
This was her first year-end finish ranked outside of the top 50 since Williams was scheduled to play in Auckland in preparation for the Australian Open.
Williams was granted wildcards to participate in the Miami  and Charleston tournaments. In the second round, she defeated No.
In the third round, she saved a match point and defeated Aleksandra Wozniak in a three-set tiebreaker that ended a nearly three-hour match.
In the round of 16, she bested No. Her run improved her ranking to number A week later in Charleston, she reached her second consecutive quarterfinal, where she lost in three sets to Samantha Stosur.
Williams was granted wildcards to participate in Madrid and Rome. In Madrid, she lost in the second round to Angelique Kerber , but still improved her ranking to No.
A week later in Rome, she reached her third quarterfinal of the four tournaments she had participated in with a straight-sets victory against Samantha Stosur in the third round.
She lost in the quarterfinals in straight sets to the No. At Wimbledon , Williams was unseeded for the first time since In just the pair's first tournament since Wimbledon , the unseeded sisters advanced to the final with victories over fourth-seeds Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova in the second round and top-seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the semifinals.
She entered the women's singles and women's doubles events, partnering with sister Serena in doubles. In singles, Williams defeated Sara Errani and Aleksandra Wozniak in convincing fashion to reach the third round where she faced Angelique Kerber.
She lost to Kerber in two tiebreaks despite having three set points and leading 5—1 in the tiebreak in the first set. The sisters won their third gold medal in doubles after defeating the Czech pair in straight sets.
With the win and her sister Serena's win in the singles event , the Williams sisters claimed the most Olympic gold medals of any other tennis player, male or female.
Next, Williams played at Cincinnati where she received a singles wild card entry. She defeated her first two opponents, Maria Kirilenko and Chanelle Scheepers , in three tight sets before crushing 8th seed Sara Errani in the third round.
In the quarterfinal, she defeated her second top 10 opponent in a row Samantha Stosur in three sets to advance to her first semifinal since the US Open.
In the semifinal Williams played through a back injury, eventually losing in three sets to Li Na in a match where her average first serve was between 80—90 miles per hour.
At the US Open Williams lost in a second-round match against Angelique Kerber in three sets, despite having a 4—2 lead in the third set. She ended the year with this ranking.
Next she faced Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and won in two sets. From there Williams went onto the Australian Open , seeded 25, after missing it the previous year due to injury.
Her next tournament was Brasil Tennis Cup. She participated the tournament as the 1st seed. Reaching her first semifinal of the year, she was then defeated by Olga Puchkova in three sets.
This tournament allowed Williams to strengthen her position in the Top She retired from the Sony Open Tennis in the third round due to a lower back injury.
One week after Miami, Williams participated in Charleston as the fifth seed. She reached the semifinals, after playing both her third round and quarterfinals matches on the same day, where she lost to her sister, Serena , in two sets in the sisters' first meeting since the WTA Tour Championships.
After Sloane Stephens lost the opening match, Williams stepped into her spot, winning a match against Johanna Larsson, after converting on her eighth match point.
This was the first time in Williams's career that she clinched the winning match in a Fed Cup tie, leading the United States to a 3—2 victory over Sweden.
Williams's next event was the Mutua Madrid Open where she withdrew just before playing her first round match, her next tournament was the Italian Open in Rome where she lost in the first round to Laura Robson.
Williams then played at the French Open where she lost to Urszula Radwanska in the first round. She was also entered in Doubles with her sister Serena but pulled out just before their 1st Round match.
Williams pulled out of the Wimbledon Championships due to a back injury. It was the first time she has missed Wimbledon in her career.
At the Roger's Cup, she lost in the first round to 13th seed Kirsten Flipkens in three sets. At the Western and Southern Open, she defeated qualifier Jana Cepelova in straight sets, before losing in the second round to Elena Vesnina in three sets.
Her next tournament was the US Open. She pulled an upset in the first round by defeating 12th seed Kirsten Flipkens in a rematch of the Roger's Cup first round.
She was defeated by Zheng Jie in three sets. She entered the doubles with Serena Williams. In the second round, the duo beat the 7th seeded team of Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones, and defeated the 11th seeded team of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova in the third round.
In the quarterfinals, they defeated the 1st seeded team of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in a rematch of the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Their run ended in the semifinals against the 5th seeded team and eventual champions Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova. Her next tournament was the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
She defeated Mona Barthel in the first round, and upset the 1st-seeded and No. In the third round, she came back from a set down to beat the 13th seed Simona Halep in three sets to make it to the quarterfinals of the Premier 5 event.
In the quarterfinals she defeated Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in three sets, but fell in the semifinals to Petra Kvitova in another three set match.
Williams subsequently played at the China Open in Beijing where she played singles and doubles. Williams lost her second round match in singles losing to Sabine Lisicki and she also lost her first round match in doubles despite having two match points.
Williams's last tournament of the season was the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, but she withdrew due to injury, bringing an end to her season. Williams started her official tennis season as No.
She next participated, unseeded, at the Australian Open where she lost in the first round to No. Moving on to Doha, Williams lost to No.
Williams then entered the Dubai Tennis Championships where she defeated five top players to win her biggest title since the Mutua Madrid Open in and, at 33 years and 8 months of age, became the seventh-oldest woman to win a WTA singles title.
At the French Open , Williams was upset by No. Williams played her first tournament of the US Open Series at the Bank of the West Classic , where she is a two-time former champion.
In the second round, she scored her first Top victory of the year and improved her head-to-head record against Victoria Azarenka to 4—0.
In the quarterfinals, Williams lost to No. At the Rogers Cup , Williams defeated No. It was her 14th victory over a reigning No.
It was also the first time since that Williams had beaten her younger sister Serena. She lost the championship match 4—6, 2—6 to No. At the US Open Williams made it to the third round for the first time since and was two points away multiple times from moving into the Round of 16 before ultimately going down to 13th-seeded Sara Errani for the first time in four meetings.
Williams's next tournament was at the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec , where she received a wildcard as the No. Williams then played at the Wuhan Open , where she lost in the first round to Caroline Garcia despite having held a match point.
Her final tournament of the year was at the China Open , where she won her first two matches before withdrawing before the third round. Williams ended the year ranked No.
Williams started off her season at the ASB Classic , where she won her 46th career singles title by defeating Caroline Wozniacki in three sets in the final.
She ended up losing in three sets to Victoria Azarenka. Williams competed at the Miami Open , where she won against Samantha Stosur in the third round and Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round scoring her fourth top win of the season and improving her head-to-head record against Wozniacki to a perfect 7—0.
Williams began her clay court season at the Madrid Open where she lost in the first round to Victoria Azarenka in straight sets. She made it to the third round of the Italian Open before losing to Simona Halep.
Williams failed to win her opening match at the French Open , where she lost in straight sets to American Sloane Stephens.
She then lost to her sister, Serena, in the fourth round in straight sets 4—6, 3—6. Williams then played at the Istanbul Cup where she lost in the first round to qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko.
She lost in the first round, 6—0, 6—3 to Sabine Lisicki. Her loss pushed her outside of the top Her next tournament was at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
She made it to the second round and was set to play Ana Ivanovic , before she withdrew due to a virus. She led 6—4, 5—3 and held three match points, but lost the second set.
She won the match 6—4, 6—7 7—9 , 6—3. In the second round, she overcame 2 costly double faults in the second set to defeat fellow American Irina Falconi 6—3, 6—7 2—7 , 6—2.
She defeated 12th seed Belinda Bencic and qualifier Anett Kontaveit in straight sets in the third and fourth rounds, respectively.
Williams played her sister, Serena Williams , in the quarterfinals in their 5th meeting at the US Open and their 27th meeting overall.
Williams lost the match in three sets 2—6, 6—1, 3—6. Williams scored her fifth top 10 win of the season by defeating No. She then beat qualifier Julia Görges in the second round for her th career win becoming only the ninth woman in the Open Era to achieve this feat.
She landed another top 10 victory by winning against No. Williams defeated both Johanna Konta and Roberta Vinci saving match point in three sets to move into the championship match where she won her biggest title in more than 5 years when her opponent, No.
She defeated Madison Keys in her first round-robin match in three sets, 3—6, 7—6 7—5 , 6—1. In her second round-robin match she defeated wildcard Zheng Saisai 4—6, 6—1, 6—1 to advance to the semifinals, where she defeated Roberta Vinci for a fifth consecutive time.
She re-entered the top ten for the first time since and ended the year at No. This was also Williams' first tournament since the Australian Open as a top player.
Williams's next tournament was at the Taiwan Open , where she was the No. She defeated Misaki Doi in the final, earning her 49th career title.
Williams returned to Indian Wells for the first time in 15 years after boycotting the tournament in , but lost in the second round to Kurumi Nara.
The following week, she was knocked out in the second round of the Miami Open by qualifier Elena Vesnina. Both results marked her worst exits at Indian Wells and Miami in her year career.
She began the clay-court season with a win over Alison Riske at the Charleston Open , before losing to Yulia Putintseva in the third round in three tight sets.
Williams was scheduled to begin her clay-court season at the Madrid Open but withdrew due to a hamstring injury. The following week, she lost in the second round in Rome.
Seeded 9th at the French Open , Williams won her first two rounds in straight sets to set up a third-round clash with Alize Cornet , whom she defeated in three sets to reach the fourth round for the first time since She recorded the th loss of her career against 8th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky , who won in straight sets.
However, her result pushed her back into the top 10 for the first time since her loss at the Australian Open. At the Wimbledon Championships , Williams reached the third round of the championships where she overcame the 29th seed, Daria Kasatkina, in a 2-hour, minute marathon.
She defeated 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro in the fourth round, and now leads 4—3 in their head-to-head meetings. Williams advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in six years, where she defeated Yaroslava Shvedova.
In her first Grand Slam semifinal since the US Open and her first Wimbledon semifinal since , she lost to 4th seed Angelique Kerber in straight sets.
They then won their 14th major title together and sixth at Wimbledon. She defeated Magda Linette in the second round and compatriots Catherine Bellis and Alison Riske in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively to reach her eighth final in Stanford.
She lost to Johanna Konta , 5—7, 7—5, 2—6. By virtue of her result, Williams ascended to No. Williams then entered the Rogers Cup.
Having received a bye in the first round, Williams won her second-round match against Barbora Strycova in straight sets. She fell to Madison Keys in the third round in three sets.
Williams failed to medal in her singles and doubles events at the Rio Summer Olympics , falling in the first round in both events, marking her worst exits of her Olympic career.
She entered the mixed doubles event with Rajeev Ram , defeating the Netherlands in the first round after saving match point.
The pair then defeated Italy in the quarterfinals and India in the semifinals to set up a clash with the United States team of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock in the gold medal match.
The duo lost to Mattek-Sands and Sock 7—6 7—3 , 1—6, [7—10]. By winning a silver medal, Williams became the only female player besides Kathleen McKane Godfree to win a medal in all three events singles, doubles and mixed ; her five medals mean she now shares the record for most Olympic medals won in tennis with Godfree.
This is also the first time that she's been seeded in the top ten at all four Grand Slam tournaments this year, having last achieved this in She won her first three-round matches respectively against Kateryna Kozlova , Julia Görges and the 26th seed Laura Siegemund.
Williams failed to defend her title in Wuhan , falling in the third round to 9th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova. This pushed her outside of the top ten for a second time this year.
The following week she was bundled out of the China Open in the first round by No. Williams qualified for the WTA Elite Trophy , where she was the defending champion, however she decided not to participate.
Williams began her season at the ASB Classic , winning her opening match against local wildcard Jade Lewis before withdrawing due to a right arm pain.
Coming back from a set down in her semifinal match, Williams defeated rising American star Coco Vandeweghe 6—7 3—7 , 6—2, 6—3 to advance to her first Grand Slam final since Wimbledon and her first Australian Open final since In doing so, she set the Open Era record for the longest span 20 years between grand slam singles final appearances, having first reached a grand slam singles final at the US Open.
In a closely fought final, she lost 6—4, 6—4 to her younger sister Serena Williams , who made history by winning her 23rd Grand Slam singles title, surpassing the mark set by Steffi Graf.
Petersburg Ladies' Trophy , but lost in the second round to eventual champion Kristina Mladenovic. At the Indian Wells Masters , Williams came back from 1—6, 1—4 down and saved three match points in the second round to defeat Jelena Jankovic , tying their head-to-head record at seven-all.
This was her first win at Indian Wells since She defeated Lucie Safarova and qualifier Peng Shuai in the third and fourth rounds respectively, avenging her previous losses to both players.
She lost to the eventual champion, Elena Vesnina , in the quarterfinals. The following week, Williams scored her first top-ten win since , against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round of the Miami Open.
She lost for a third consecutive time to eventual champion Johanna Konta in straight sets in her first semifinal in Miami since This marked her fourth consecutive loss to eventual champions.
The following week, after receiving a bye, Williams lost to eventual semi-finalist Laura Siegemund in the Volvo Car Open. The grande dame of tennis will march on.
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