US Open: Venus Williams sent packing for Asia by Zheng Jie

Zheng Jie, who lost her only prior match against Venus Williams in the second round at Miami in 2004, will play for a berth in the round of 16 against Spanish 18th seed Carla Suarez Navarro.

updated: August 29, 2013 08:35 IST
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New York: Venus Williams is going to have a lot more time to prepare for her upcoming tournaments in Asia than she really wanted, thanks to one of Asia's top players.

China's Zheng Jie advanced to the third round of the US Open on Wednesday by outlasting seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5) after three hours and two minutes.

"Today is tough match for me," Zheng said. "Unbelievable I can beat her."

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