Venus Stumbles At Australian Open
Posted by Nancy on January 28, 2010
The Williams sisters were hoping to square off against one another at at the semi-finals of the Australian Open but one half of that sister act will be unable to make an appearance. Due to costly errors on the court, Venus lost her match-up with number 16 ranked, Li Na of China. For the first time ever, China has two athletes competing in the last two games of a Major tennis tournament. Zheng Jie will be matched up with Justine Henin, a former #1 ranked player.
After her defeat, Venus bristled at the suggestion that she would likely not win another Major until she is back at Wimbleton. Playing on a grass surface has been her strong suit and she has not won a Major on any other surface for the last 9 years.
Sister Serena is still in the hunt for the win.