Serena And Venus Williams Secure Easy Wins In Olympics
The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, started their path toward Olympic gold with pedestrian victories in their opening matches, generating chants of “U-S-A, U-S-A” from fans.
Twenty minutes separated the victories by the American sisters. Venus Williams took care of Sara Errani, 6-3, 6-1 in a match during which she hardly was threatened.
At the other end of the All England Club, Serena Williams disposed of Poland’s Urzula Radwanska, 6-2, 6-3.
A schedule backlog transformed the Olympics at Wimbledon into a parade of Grand Slam champions Monday, with the Williams sisters and Roger Federerall playing at the same time.
And all won, Federer reaching the third round, beating Julien Benneteau of France, 6-2, 6-2.
“I just wanted to play well for my country,” Venus Williams said. “It was just great to be out there.”
She waited an extra day because of rain to begin her bid for a record fourth gold medal.
Venus Williams, who is unseeded, drew a tough first-round foe in Errani,
who has won four titles this year and is ranked a career-high No. 9.
Williams served well, charged the net aggressively and appeared at ease
on the Wimbledon grass, where she has won five of her seven Grand Slam
“I’ve been working really hard on my serve,” she said. “I really haven’t
had my serve where I wanted it this year. But I definitely worked a lot
on it, so that way it would be a real weapon for me, which is what I’m
Despite being diagnosed last year with an autoimmune disease that can
cause fatigue, she began 2012 determined to make the Olympic team. She
won the gold in singles at the 2000 Games and teamed with Serena to take
the gold in doubles in 2000 and 2008.
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Date Submitted: 7/30/2012 9:39 PM
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