Tennis - Venus finds positives in defeat

Tennis - Venus finds positives in defeat
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Venus Williams of the United States reacts while playing against Sara Errani of Italy during their women's singles third round match on Day Five of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFP (AFP Photo/CHRIS TROTMAN)

- Venus Williams again finds herself on the sidelines in the first week of the US Open, but the two-time champion didn't go down without a fight.

The 34-year-old American came up short against Italian Sara Errani in the third round on Friday, but still found some positives after the 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (7/5) defeat.

"Sometimes you lose a match. At least if I lose it's a rough fight from my opponent," Williams said. "They don't get it easy. So that's something to be proud of.

"(But) today my errors were out of control. I think I had more than double hers, so that really, really hurt me."