Venus Williams

Johanna Konta holds the winner’s plate after defeating Venus Williams, left, in the final in the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Johanna Konta wins her first WTA title by taking down Venus Williams

STANFORD — Johanna Konta seems to have Venus Williams’ number: She beat…

 

Venus Williams returns to Alison Riske during their semifinal match in the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Venus Williams advances to finals at Bank of the West Classic

STANFORD — Flashes of a vintage Venus Williams delighted fans at the…

 

Venus Williams returns a shot in the 1995 Bank of the West Classic. She was 15-years old at the time.  (Sam Morris/AP)

Venus Williams advances to quarterfinals at Bank of the West Classic

STANFORD — It wasn’t the quick second round victory Venus Williams would have liked,…

 

Venus Williams returns to the Bay Area for the Bank of the West Classic this week. (Tim Ireland/AP file photo)

Venus Williams seeks 50th career title at Bank of the West Classic

Fresh off her first Wimbledon semifinal appearance in seven years, a resurgent…

Venus Williams returns to the Bay Area for the Bank of the West Classic this week. (Tim Ireland/AP file photo)
Serena Williams, left, hugs her sister Venus Williams after winning the quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Tuesday in New York. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Serena Williams beats Venus at US Open to extend Slam bid

NEW YORK — For stretches of the 27th edition of Williams vs.…

Serena Williams, left, hugs her sister Venus Williams after winning the quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Tuesday in New York. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Venus Williams plays Anett Kontaveit during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sunday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Serena vs. Venus: Slam at stake

NEW YORK — So there's at least one person with zero interest…

Venus Williams plays Anett Kontaveit during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sunday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Serena Williams, returning a shot in a fourth-round victory over Madison Keys, next faces sister Venus at the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Venus in way of Serena Grand Slam

NEW YORK — No need for any extra practice for Serena Williams…

Serena Williams, returning a shot in a fourth-round victory over Madison Keys, next faces sister Venus at the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Serena Williams of the United States makes a return to Venus Williams of the United States,  during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

No Slam talk: Serena shuts it down after beating Venus

WIMBLEDON, England — Time had stopped, more accurately gone backward. The Williams…

Serena Williams of the United States makes a return to Venus Williams of the United States,  during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada was fined for wearing a black bra underneath her blouse. (Pavel Golovkin/AP)

No black bras, green headbands at 21st-century Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — The authorities are making underwear checks at Wimbledon. But…

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada was fined for wearing a black bra underneath her blouse. (Pavel Golovkin/AP)
Jeff Chiu/APVenus Williams returns the ball to Victoria Azarenka

Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic reach Bank of the West quarterfinals

STANFORD — Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals…

Jeff Chiu/APVenus Williams returns the ball to Victoria Azarenka
Beck Diefenbach/APVenus Williams rushes to return the ball during the second set of her match against Paula Kania

Ivanovic, Venus are first round winners

STANFORD — Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook.…

Beck Diefenbach/APVenus Williams rushes to return the ball during the second set of her match against Paula Kania