Venus highlights play Wednesday at Stanford

July 14, 2004 10:02 PM

Venus Williams plays her first match since her stunning early exit from Wimbledon when she faces fellow American Lindsay Lee-Waters on Wednesday night at the $585,000 Bank of the West Classic.

The top seed here, Williams was shocked by Croatian Karolina Sprem in the second round of Wimbledon, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) -- her earliest exit at the All-England Club since her debut in 1997, when she lost in the first round.