Despite a lot of promise heading into Toronto, Venus Williams has been eliminated from the Rogers Cup, falling to Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 0-6, 6-4, 6-2.

The seven-time Grand Slam champion suffered her earliest French Open exit at Rolland Garros this past May when she was handed a first-round exit at the hands of Urszula Radwanska of Poland.

Due to nagging back issues, Venus pulled out of last month’s Wimbledon but made it her mission to have a positive showing this week at the Rogers Cup. Unfortunately for the American, that wasn’t to be.

Despite the loss, Venus was in high spirits during her post-match interview, not hesitating to admit her struggles when playing in Canada. Venus did add a silver lining to her defeat indicating that she was glad the match went the full three sets as the older Williams sister did admit that she wanted to play as much as she could heading into September’s US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.

It goes without saying how disappointing today’s defeat is not only for Venus but for the Canadian fans who were hoping to see the American make a run in this tournament.

Nevertheless, the show must go on as Venus Williams will leave Toronto hoping to one day reign supreme in the great white north.

Despite a lot of promise heading into Toronto, Venus Williams has been eliminated from the Rogers Cup, falling to Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 0-6, 6-4, 6-2.

The seven-time Grand Slam champion suffered her earliest French Open exit at Rolland Garros this past May when she was handed a first-round exit at the hands of Urszula Radwanska of Poland.

Due to nagging back issues, Venus pulled out of last month’s Wimbledon but made it her mission to have a positive showing this week at the Rogers Cup. Unfortunately for the American, that wasn’t to be.

Despite the loss, Venus was in high spirits during her post-match interview, not hesitating to admit her struggles when playing in Canada. Venus did add a silver lining to her defeat indicating that she was glad the match went the full three sets as the older Williams sister did admit that she wanted to play as much as she could heading into September’s US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.

It goes without saying how disappointing today’s defeat is not only for Venus but for the Canadian fans who were hoping to see the American make a run in this tournament.

Nevertheless, the show must go on as Venus Williams will leave Toronto hoping to one day reign supreme in the great white north.