VENUS WILLIAMS is no spring chicken on the tennis circuit but the 34-year-old can still compete with the best and Wednesday morning sees her try to take a step closer to retaining her Dubai Championships crown.
Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam winner, is 4-9 at Ladbrokes to win her third-round match against world No.15 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. Former Dubai champs Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska struggled with injury and sickness respectively yesterday before winning three-setters and they’re back in action today.
Radwanska has her work cut out against Garbine Muguruza and is 11-10 at bet365 to see off the Venezuelan who Ladbrokes make the 5-6 favourite. Then in the afternoon Wozniacki is 4-11 at Paddy Power when she takes on Alize Cornet (13-5, Boylesports).
On the ATP circuit there’s plenty of action with the likes of Sergiy Stakhovsky and Gael Monfils in action in Marseille, Juan Monaco and Tommy Robredo on court in Rio and Steve Johnson and Ivo Karlovic among the stars on show at Delray Beach.
There’s also third-round action from the Welsh Open snooker today plus the likes of cycling’s Vuelta Andalucia and United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe at the Cricket World Cup.
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