2012 OLYMPICS: Venus And Serena Williams Multiply Their Olympic Success With A First Round Doubles Win... And Serena Talks of Possibly Playing Mixed Doubles Too!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
|American sisters Venus and Serena Williams celebrate after winning first doubles match of 2012 Olympics.|
After Serena beat Urszula Radwanska and Venus topped Sara Errani in singles, the 2000 and 2008 Olympic doubles gold medalists and reigning Wimbledon champions took on Romanians Sorana Cirstea and Simona Halep. The serve proved the difference, as the Americans lost just four points when getting their first serves in and were not broken while converting on 4 of 6 break point opportunities on their opponents' serve.
The 63 62 triumph upped the Williamses' Olympic record to 11-0 and their grass court record to 39-2. The competition gets tougher on Tuesday, as they square off with fifth-seeded Germans Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki.
"It feels like we just got out of Wimbledon, and we are back at it again," Serena Williams said. "So it felt really good."
Serena even left the door open to playing a third event this week, as the deadline to sign up for mixed doubles is Tuesday. "We'll see at 11am tomorrow," she said. "I'll keep you guys on your toes."