Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

Fireworks help celebrate Venus Williams’ Australian Open run

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, left,  signs his autographs on a toy doll  for fans after defeating Milos Raonic of Canada in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

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Venus Williams exits Aussie Open with heartfelt advice

Venus Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return to compatriot Madison Keys during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Asked what the future might hold for her young opponent, Venus Williams offered some heartfelt advice that could easily apply to her own career.

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Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open

Madison Keys of the U.S. makes a forehand return to compatriot Venus Williams during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams lost her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys on Wednesday at the Australian Open. Serena Williams, the other sister in a family that has won a combined 25 Grand Slam singles titles, will attempt to right the wrong in the semifinals on Thursday.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Maria’s message on the camera

Madison Keys of the U.S.  waves after defeating her compatriot Venus Williams in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Now that Madison Keys has advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal, the big question is what to do with her prize money.

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The phone call that turned around Sharapova’s Aussie Open

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open.

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