Venus Williams completes return to tennis with title

first_imgOn the men’s side, the top two seeds advanced to the final in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships. Andy Roddick beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-6 (4) and Tommy Haas downed Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-4. Top-seeded Justine Henin beat Amelie Mauresmo 6-4, 7-5 to win the Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Open for the fourth time. WINTER SPORTS: Michaela Kirchgasser won a giant slalom , for her first World Cup victory.American Julia Mancuso was sixth. SOCCER: Zinedine Zidane played at a charity event in his first game since the 2006 World Cup, brushing off questions about coming out of retirement. There was speculation the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year might follow former Real Madrid teammate David Beckham and play in the United States. Zidane headbutted an opponent during the World Cup final with Italy and ended his career with a red card. France lost to Italy on penalty kicks. in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in Sierra Nevada, Spain Erik Guay won the downhillfor his first World Cup victory and the first for Canadian men in 13 years. in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Simon Ammann won the large hill ski jumping gold medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo, Japan . Venus Williams capped her first tournament back from an injured left wrist in winning fashion Saturday night, beating top-seeded Shahar Peer 6-1, 6-1 in the Cellular South Cup in Memphis, Tenn. This event is merely a Tier III tournament and far below her last victory at Wimbledon in 2005, her fifth Grand Slam. But her 34th career title came in her first tournament since losing in the second round at Luxembourg last October. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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