Archive for Monday, July 2, 2007

Wimbledon heads to week 2

July 2, 2007


— A year ago, Week 2 of Wimbledon began without a Williams in sight.

Venus Williams was gone after a third-round upset. Serena Williams never showed up, part of a six-month stretch during which she was injured and fell out of the top 100.

Winners of five of the past seven titles at the All England Club, the siblings both are scheduled to be on court today, when play resumes after a rainy first week and the traditional middle Sunday off.

Each has a singles match, and they're also slated to play doubles together today.

"You know what? I'm playing really well. I'm feeling really good," Serena said.

If Venus - who won the grass-court Grand Slam tournament in 2000, 2001 and 2005 - can get past Akiko Morigami, a fourth-round matchup against 2004 champion Maria Sharapova would await.


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