Venus Williams ousted in 2nd round of US Open
Venus Williams closed out her Grand Slam season Thursday night
with a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 second-round loss to sixth-seeded Angelique
Kerber at the U.S. Open.
Williams, the 2000 and 2001 champion at Flushing Meadows,
finished with 60 unforced errors. The match lasted 2 hours, 45
She finished the year with only two victories at the Grand Slam
events – one at the French Open and another at Flushing
Last year, Williams departed the U.S. Open before her
second-round match, suffering with Sjogren’s syndrome, an illness
that causes joint pain and fatigue.
On Thursday, Williams lost serve twice in the second set but
came back both times to win and force a third set. But she lost
serve at 5-5 and Kerber served out the set for the win.