Olga Puchkova upsets Venus Williams in Brazil

Updated: 02 March 2013 09:48 IST

Williams was playing in her first tournament since losing to Maria Sharapova in the third round of the Australian Open in January.

Olga Puchkova upsets Venus Williams in Brazil

Florianopolis, Brazil:

Top-seeded Venus Williams was upset by Olga Puchkova 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 at the Brazil Tennis Cup on Friday.

The 109th-ranked Russian will play in the final of the hard court tournament in southern Brazil against Monica Niculescu of Romania, who defeated seventh-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-0, 6-2.

Puchkova broke Williams late in the second and third sets to close out the match in 2 hours, 31 minutes.

Williams was playing in her first tournament since losing to Maria Sharapova in the third round of the Australian Open in January.

Topics : Tennis Olga Puchkova Venus Williams
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