The 2012 London Olympics tennis tournament got started at the All-England Club with an unusual sight. color. It is the tennis venue for these Games, and the usual mostly all white clothing rule has been waived.
Not only did the players take advantage of it by wearing clothing in their national colors, the Wimbledon courts were decorated with the purple colors and bunting of the London Games.
But since this is ‘Williams’-don, one thing didn’t change. This is still Serena Williams’ house, and the 2012 Wimbledon singles and defending 2008 Olympic gold doubles champ sent that message loud and clear while First Lady Michelle Obama was watching the action from the front row of Serena’s box.
The best server in women’s tennis has it dialed in once again. The fourth seeded Little
Sis hit eight aces, lost only 10 service points and
faced no break points in beating Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. She got her pursuit of her first Olympic singles medal off to a rousing start and advanced to her second round match against Urszula Radwanska sf Poland. Yep, she’s the sister of Agnieszka Radwanska, who Little Sis beat in the ‘Williams’-don singles final a few weeks ago.
Speaking of sisters, Venus Williams will take on Italy’s Sara Errani in her first Olympic singles match July 29 My fave tennis playing siblings and reigning 2012 Wimbledon doubles champs will also begin the pursuit of their second consecutive Olympic doubles title on July 29 with their opening match against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea and Simona Halep