Venus Williams wins the entertaining battle of in-form veterans

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It was an amazing battle between a 34-year-old and 43-year-old and the younger veteran survived the long encounter to advance to the second round of the US Open. To defeat Kimiko Date Krumm for the fourth time in their four career clashes, Venus Williams fought back from a set down for a 2-6 6-3 6-3 victory in two hours and improved to 16-0 in the first round of the US Open.

It’s hard to believe that as much as 20 years ago, in 1994, Venus made her pro debut, while Kimiko played the quarterfinals of the US Open, and they’re still rocking! After outlasting the oldest player in the draw, the two-time US Open champion Venus will play either Swiss Timea Bacsinszky or Dutch Kiki Bertens.

By the way, we had been speculating which outfit Venus would opt for her US Open matches and the American surprised us by wearing a dress we haven’t seen before. It is similar to her EleVen Herringbone Closed Grip Dress, with scoop neck and keyhole opening, but the print is different. Kimiko was wearing the ruffly asymmetrical Adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade tank and the matching nude skort.


  1. Fantastic match, shame one of them had to lose.

    I always cherish watching KDK play because you never know how often we’ll get to see such a legend in action, even though it does not seem like she’ll slow down anytime soon 🙂

  2. Jimmie48, I started blogging in 2007 and I’m among the oldest in the crowd, I can’t imagine how she feels when her career was already in full swing in 1994 😀

  3. Serena is rocking that leopard outfit tonight, as she reminds Taylor and the entire world who the boss is! “Go, Serena!”

  4. Hearing Jill Craybiss commentating on the Tennis Channel during Serena’s match tonight was so refreshing. Her positiveness, enthusiasm and fair comments about Serena’s performance, as well as her opponent’s, really blessed me. I appreciate her honesty and cheery spirit. Her male colleague (forgot his name, as he’s new commentating) did a great job, too. Please keep her around, Tennis Channel! ESPN, can you hire her during tennis season, too? The usual commentators’ remarks can be so unfair, negative, and condescending towards Serena. “Go, Serena! Hold up that 2014 US Open trophy and silence the naysayers once again! “


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