Player: Venus Williams
Current Ranking: 4
Today's Result: loss to Kim Clijsters (2nd seed, Belgium) in three sets
Miss Williams, of course, requires no introduction. If she's not the most famous female athlete in the world, she's a close second to her younger sister. Venus has won the US Open twice but it's been nine years since her last title. In fact, this represents her best slam result away from Wimbledon in three years. Unfortunately, with Serena out with an injury, the sisters were unable to defend their doubles title together. Venus played only singles this year.
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