[Yahoo] Venus routs Marrero 6-0, 6-0 in Istanbul (AP)

Rusty Backhand
05-17-2005, 08:31 PM
Top-seeded Venus Williams routed Marta Marrero of Spain 6-0, 6-0 to reach the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals Tuesday. Williams, who hasn't won a title in a year, hasn't played in two weeks and needed a confidence boost before the French Open, which starts Monday. Third-seeded Anna Smashnova and No. 5 Anna-Lena Groenefeld won their first-round matches, but No.