[Yahoo] Venus reaches Bank of the West final (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-30-2005, 11:16 PM
Venus Williams saved five match points in the second set and overcame her inconsistent ground game, rallying for a 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over Patty Schnyder on Saturday to reach the final of the Bank of the West Classic. The second-seeded Williams will play her 500th career match Sunday in the very tournament where she made her debut 11 years ago, when it was in Oakland.