It was a great day at the All England Club for the Williams Sisters in the London Olympic tennis tournament and a bad one for their haters.
Venus Williams got her quest for a fourth overall Olympic tennis gold medal started properly by taking only 63 minutes to beat ninth seeded Sara Errani of Italy in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 in her first round match that was postponed a day due to Sunday’s heavy rain.
She faces Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniack in a second round match that will determine whether she joins Serena in the round of 16.
Just to remind y’all, Big Sis was the 2000 Olympic singles champ at the Sydney Games in addition to
capturing the Olympic doubles titles with Little Sis in 2000 and 2008.
Speaking of Little Sis, Serena Williams took only one hour and 13 minutes to win in straight sets her second round match with Poland’s Urszula Radwanska 6-2, 6-3. Fourth seeded Little Sis wasn’t playing with Agnieszka’s baby sis in this match. She served up 8 aces and hit 26 winners to complete to her July sweep of the Radwanska sisters and move on to play Russia’s Vera Zvonareva in the Round of 16.
Serena beat Zvonareva for the 2010 Wimbledon ladies’ singles title, just you give you haters something else to chew on. .
My fave tennis playing siblings then headed to Court 2 a few hours later and successfully got their quest for a third Olympic doubles title off to a winning start. They opened the defense of the Beijing doubles title by beating the Romanian duo of Sorana Cirstea and Simona Halep 6-3, 6-2 to advance to their second round doubles match versus fifth seeded Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki of Germany.
TransGriot Update: Venus Beat Wozniack 6-1, 6-3 to move to the round of 16 and face Angelique Kerber of Germany.
more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/30/4674900/williams-sisters-win-opening-olympic.html#storylink=cpy