There was good news and bad news for Little Sis on her business trip Down Under. First the bad news.
Serena’s mixed doubles partner Andy Roddick pulled a hamstring muscle during his second round match with Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt in which he was trailing 6-3,3-6,.4-6 and had to retire.
Serena and Andy Roddick are considering entering the mixed doubles competition in the London Games and wanted to use this tournament to get some practice time together.
Now the good news. She breezed past Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-4 to earn her 500th career match win to send her to the Australian Open’s third round.
It was Little Sis’ 16th consecutive match win at Melbourne Park and her career match record is 500-104. In case you’re wondering Venus’ career match record is 589-147.
Next up is Hungary’s Greta Arn