Venus and Serena Williams appeared in a quiz during Wimbledon 2008. The sisters were answering multiple choice questions meant to test how well do they really know each other. The Williamses didn’t disappoint. Enjoy the quiz!
Tennis icon Venus Williams and Grammy Award-winner Wyclef Jean are featured in this week's episode of Iconoclasts, which airs Thursday, November 13th on Sundance Channel.
Here are some preview clips that give a sneak peek of Venus’ and Wyclef’s fun together. Also, you can see how skillful Venus is outside of tennis, how she is playing piano and guitar, for example.
Jelena Jankovic, And Ivanovic, Venus and Serena Williams will play an exhibition event in New York on March 2nd, 2009.
The indoor tournament set to take place at Madison Square Garden is called "Tennis Night in America", and is the inaugural BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup.
There will be two semifinals and a final on the same night. The semis will have no-ad scoring and will be played over one set; the final will be a best-of-three set match with regular scoring, although the deciding set will be substituted by a tiebreak.
The night, which will benefit the Dream Vaccines Foundation charity, will also feature a special tribute to women’s sports. (source: Ana Ivanovic's website)
Seventh seed Venus Williams clinched her first title at the Sony Ericsson Championships with a 6-7(5) 6-0 6-2 victory over Vera Zvonareva in the last match of the 2008 WTA tennis season.
Zvonareva started off very well, breaking Williams’ first service game, and holding the lead up until what could have been the Russian’s victory in the first set. Namely, Zvonareva served to close out the opening set at 5-3, but wasted four set points and Williams managed to return the break, and later to force a tiebreak.
In the tiebreaker American Venus Williams established what seemed to be a solid lead (5-1), but Zvonareva remarkably fought back, which I didn’t think she was capable of doing as I though the momentum totally switched to Venus. Eighth-seeded Zvonareva won six successive points to take the first set. Read more »
Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won the Whirlpool 6TH SENSE Player of the Year Award for 2008, being the player who has demonstrated the most intuition throughout the year, as voted in an online competition.
There were ten nominees, and fans from across Europe were voting. Along with Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic was the finalist. From the two of them, an expert panel chose the winner.
Therefore, Venus has demonstrated best the 6TH SENSE attributes – intuition, intelligence, and precision – in the year of 2008.
Past 6TH SENSE winners include fellow former No.1s Justine Henin (2005, 2007) and Maria Sharapova (2006).