Venus and Serena Williams will being hitting center court at Wimbledon Saturday for a sisterly showdown — a repeat of last year’s all-Williams, all-American final where Venus, best player on grass, defeated her little sister after a hard-fought match.
I watched both their semi-final matches Thursday. While Venus administered a cool, calculated and domineering beatdown of the number one player in the world (6-0, 6-1), Serena duked it out in a slugfest where she had to bring her A-game to clinch the whole shebang in three gruling sets. Who’s got the edge? Who will win? Who cares! This is how I like my tennis. All Williams, all the time. Nothing would make me happier to see nothing but thropies for both sisters in every tournament. Venus is graceful. Serena is powerful. Both are exciting to watch. I’m so greedy for Williams finals I get jealous when they trot away from tennis to make awful clothes or star in guest spots on Law & Order. PLAY TENNIS, DAGNABIT! But I get it. Having a life outside the game has helped their longevity. I respect that. I still would rather see them destroy the dreams of former Soviet Bloc players, but whatever. I got ya backs.