‘Williams-don’ 2016 Starts Tomorrow

The Championships, AKA Wimbledon are starting tomorrow in London.  I call this third Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season ‘Williams’-don because Serena and Venus Williams have turned the All England lawn Tennis & Croquet Club into their personal playground with a combined 11 titles since 2000.   .

Venus won her five titles in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008 while Serena won hers in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015)   She was upset in the 2004 finals by Maria Sharapova, the 4th round in 2013, and the third round in 2014.

Serena is also trying to tie Steffi Graf for career Grand Slam championships, but has been upset in the semifinals of the 2015 US Open and upset in the finals of the 2016 Australian Open and the 2016 French Open.

Venus is seeded number 8 and will face Donna Vekic of Croatia in her opening round match as she seeks to win her sixth Wimbledon title.

So while Little Sis still holds the world number one ranking and once again is the number one seeded player in this tournament and has been dominant here at the All England Club, the recent finals losses has people thinking she’s vulnerable.

We’ll see starting tomorrow as she opens her quest for her seventh ‘Williams’-don title with her first round match against Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic

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