While some of you are watching World Cup 2014 action from Brazil, I also have my eye turned toward the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to watch my fave tennis playing siblings in their first week of ‘Williams’-don action.
Serena served notice to the tennis world that she’s put the disappointment of Paris behind her and wants that sixth Venus Rosewater Dish.
Number one seeded Little Sis took only 61 minutes to blitz fellow American Anna Tatishvili in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
And blitz was the bet way to describe a match in which Serena blasted 16 aces past her opponent who is ranked 112 spots below her. She moves on to a second round clash with South African Chanelle Scheepers.
But it’s Venus who has been making some noise and news in this edition of Wimbledon.
30th seeded Big Sis started her fortnight in search of her sixth Wimbledon title with a three set 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win over Spain’s Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor. She then after a slow start beat in straight sets Japan’s Kurumi Nara 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 to punch her ticket to the third round and a date with sixth seeded Czech Petra Kvitova, who won the 2011 Wimbledon singles title.
It was the first time in 18 months that Venus has reached the third round of a Grand Slam, and we can only hope that she’ll be around in the Ladies Singles past this weekend.
The eighth seeded Williams sisters play their first round doubles match at 11 AM CDT today against the duo of Oksana Kalashnikova and Olga Savchuk
TransGriot update: Little Sis blitzed Scheepers 6-0, 6-1 to join Venus in the third round of the Ladies singles tournament. In their doubles match with Kalashnikova and Savchuk, the Williams sisters advanced after a 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 result.