Venus in shape!!
April 19, 10.00 | Venus in shape!
Good news for tennis fans In Warsaw: not only is Venus Williams healthy, she is winning as well! Last week Venus won the Family Circle Cup in Charleston (Tier I, $1300000). In the final the American beat Conchita Martinez, a well known player to Polish spectators, whose place in the final was a quite a surprise.
Ten players from the J&S Cup attendance list competed in Charleston. Patty Schnyder advanced to the semifinal, where she lost to Martinez, and Wiera Zwonariewa was beaten by Venus in the quarterfinal. Three of the players expected in Warsaw already reached Europe. Jelena Bowina, Denisa Chladkova and Katarina Srebotnik contended in the Estoril Open (Tier V, $110000). All were seeded: first, fourth and seventh respectively. Unfortunately their rankings did not reflect on their performance, which was somewhat lacking probably due to the change of surface from hard courts at their last tournament to clay courts in Estoril. The Russian and the Slovak lost in the II round, and the Czech in the quarterfinal a round later. Marta Domachowska lost in the last round of qualifying in the same tournament.