*** Venus Williams vs. Maria Sharapova ***

Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University

July  2009

The pre-game coin toss

 

Sharapova prepares her serve

The crowd looks on

 

Field of play

Venus Williams in top form

Going for the ace

 

Return volley

 

Final handshake

Venus wins 6-2, 6-2

Venus' winning smile

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