Kimiko Date-Krumm

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Injury Forces Venus Williams Out Of Sony Open

Three-time champion Venus Williams withdrew from the Sony Open with a lower back injury shortly before her third-round match Saturday against fellow American Sloane Stephens.


KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 21: Venus Williams of the USA in action against Kimiko Date Krumm during Day 3 of the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 21, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Venus Williams Wins First Match At Ericsson

Venus Williams won in her first singles match since August, dispatching Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-3 at the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday.