Error-strewn Williams ousted in Oz
Venus Williams became the first major casualty of the Australian Open after a shocking second-round loss (2-6, 6-3, 7-5) to Carla Suarez Navarro on Thursday.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- The expression on Oracene Price's face said it all.
Deep in the third set on another nervy occasion at a Grand Slam, Price dipped her head, then shook it after daughter Venus Williams attempted a risky drive volley against plucky Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro. Williams found the corner at 3-1, but the joy was short-lived. Minutes later, the almost unfathomable happened -- Williams blew a 5-2 lead and one match point to exit 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. Earlier Thursday, ...
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2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Women's singles: Serena Williams, United States
Rafael Nadal, Spain
Men's doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan, United States
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi, India
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