Venus ral­lies to claim win in Eric­s­son Open

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

KEY BIS­CAYNE, FLA. | Venus Wil­liams erased a match point and ral­lied Sun­day to out­last Alek­san­dra Woz­niak 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the third round of the Sony Eric­s­son Open.

Wil­liams is play­ing in her first tour­na­ment since with­draw­ing from the U.S. Open last Au­gust af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with a fa­tigue-caus­ing au­toim­mune dis­ease. The three-set vic­tory was her sec­ond in less than 48 hours, and took nearly three hours. Her final shot was a 119-mph ser­vice win­ner.

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