Venus Williams started with a soft forehand, shifted to a gentle backhand and even tried to blow away a most pesky opponent.
The US Open women's draw has been blown wide open as world No.2 Simona Halep, sixth seed Angelique Kerber and two-time champion Venus Williams tumbled out of the third round.
Serena and Venus Williams will clash in the semi-final of the Toronto Masters after the American sisters battled through three-setters in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Venus Williams upset little sister Serena 6-7(2) 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to register the first win over her top ranked sibling in five years.
Agnieszka Radwanska tamed Venus Williams 6-4 6-2 to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday, the third seeded Pole setting herself up as a player to watch at the U.S. Open.
David Beniuk Samantha Stosur and Venus Williams are set to thrust the normally low-profile Hobart International into the tennis spotlight.
David Beniuk Former world No.1 Venus Williams has pulled out of this week's Hobart International tennis tournament.
Former world No.1 Venus Williams has pulled out of this week's Hobart International tennis tournament.
Peter Hanlon Venus Williams undone by eight double faults and 56 unforced errors.
Mike Hedge Former world No.1 and seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams is out of the Australian Open after losing to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.
Seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams to play in the Hopman Cup in Perth for the first time in her long career.
Venus Williams has avenged a loss by routing ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-3 at the US Open to set up a possible showdown with her sister Serena.
Six-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams will be sidelined indefinitely, though she did not say why she will be out of action.
Top seed and defending champion Venus Williams has been upset in the opening round of the Cellular South Cup in Memphis by qualifier Petra Kvitova 2-6 6-4 6-3.
By Guy Hand Venus Williams warned against those who are keen to write her and sister Serena off as grand slam has-beens after their early Australian Open exits.
Lynn Zinser For most seeded players in the US Open, the opening matches are a chance to work out a few wrinkles, shake off some rust and become used to the swirling winds, the warm conditions and the speed of...
Chinese doubles specialist Peng Shuai supplied a shocking start to the second round of the US Open by upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3 6-4 on a hot, humid Wednesday at...
Darren Walton Lleyton Hewitt has admitted he is unsure whether he will return to the US Open after completing the worst grand slam season of his celebrated 18-year-career.
Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have made winning starts to their Toronto Masters campaigns in Montreal, but both face an uphill battle in the second round.
Two-time defending champion Serena Williams has been named the top seed for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.