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I was just having a nose around some of the players biogs on Biography channel website and I was having a read at Venus' and here is a segment:

"After 1994, the World Tennis Association (WTA) did not allow 14-year-olds to compete in all tour events, although “phase-in” clauses allowed some to play in a limited number of events. Venus Williams turned pro in October 1994, before the new rule went into effect. Her first tournament was the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California, where she showed a good deal of promise in a loss to Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, then ranked No. 2 in the world. For her first two years on the pro tour, Venus stayed out of the limelight and kept up with her high school studies, not making her debut at a Grand Slam until the 1997 French Open. At that year’s U.S. Open, she became the first unseeded woman ever to reach the tournament’s final, and the first African-American woman to do so since Althea Gibson won back-to-back championships in 1957 and 1958. Though Venus lost to Switzerland’s Martina Hingis, the 17-year-old No. 1-ranked player in the world, in the finals, she saw her own ranking shoot up from No. 66 to No. 25 in only one day."

Spot the error :p :rolleyes:
You would think that they research their articles/info properly wouldn't you?
-Rachel :wavey:
 

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Has the writer forgotten about Pamerla Shriver?
 

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Also you cant go up in one day ONE WEEK!
 

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No, Venus couldn´t have made her slam-debut at the Open, as she played Wimbledon in ´97( losing in the first round to a Polish girl! Unbelievable!) and Wimbledon is before the Open
 
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