Feb 17th, 2002, 06:23 PM
Venus Williams wins Proximus Diamond Games tennis event
February 17, 2002
ANTWERP, BELGIUM (TICKER) -- Top seed Venus Williams of the United States outlasted local favorite and No. 2 Justine Henin Sunday to win the $585,000 Proximus Diamond Games.
A two-time defending Wimbledon and U.S. champion, Williams recorded a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 victory for her third tournament win of the year and 23rd career title. She earned a winner's paycheck of $93,000.
The 21-year-old California native also defeated Henin in last year's Wimbledon final and again this past January in straight sets at the hardcourt championship at Gold Coast, Australia.
Feb 17th, 2002, 06:37 PM
The 2002 Proximus Diamond Games CHAMPION
Venus Eboni Starr Williams
Feb 17th, 2002, 06:40 PM
Congrats Diamond Girl! Two more years and Two more wins and that baby is yours to keep!:wavey:
Feb 17th, 2002, 06:44 PM
That is a beautiful trophy ... Venus seems to like it too. Go Diamond girl, go. Thanks Grandslammed.
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Feb 17th, 2002, 07:32 PM
VENUS Is VICTORIOUS!!!
Feb 17th, 2002, 07:40 PM
I LOVE To SEE YOU SMILE!
Feb 17th, 2002, 07:51 PM
(Proximus Diamond Games-Antwerp) Instead of hitting the last ball into the crowd, Venus hands it to a lucky fan.
Feb 17th, 2002, 09:39 PM
IT make me cry ,to see how much VENUS does ,to make people like her.That was nice of her.Venus has a nice rock on her hand to.:wavey:
Feb 18th, 2002, 12:56 PM
Lovely trophy!! :hearts:
Nice gesture from Venus too :D
Feb 19th, 2002, 09:01 PM
More diamonds for the Diamond Queen in Dubai
American tennis player, Venus Williams, center, who is the No. 1 seed in this week`s Dubai Tennis Tournament, tries on a golden vest with diamonds, the only one of its kind which costs about $360,000 at a jewelery shop as her mother Oracene helps her in the Burj Al Arab (Arabian Tower Hotel) in Dubai, Tuesday, Feb. 19 2002. Williams, who has won three tournaments this year, will pass Jennifer Capriati next week to take over the top spot in the WTA rankings.