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Venus and Serena and … That’s It?

July 28, 2012

As we all know, the Summer Games are well under way. I guess for us tennis fans, though, all that really matters is what’s going down at the All-England Club!

(Just kidding: I’m an all-around Olympics nut. Judo, fencing, curling—sign me up!)

But this is a tennis blog, doubles especially, so that’s what we’ll talk about today.

I was glancing at the women’s doubles draw and couldn’t help but think that there’s some serious partnerships out there going for the Gold. Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, etc.

But, of course, there’s one team all eyes will be on: The two-time defending champion Williams sisters. It could very easily be a stroll in the grass for those two, who happen to be coming off their fifth Wimbledon doubles title together to boot.

Here’s your understatement of the year: Venus and Serena really like playing on grass.

It’s mainly a matter of having too much firepower and athleticism for others to match.

Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki can be a true test for them in the second round, but I still like the Williams to come through—and I expect them to stand in their familiar spots atop the podium at the end. It might be a little anticlimactic, but it will be entertaining along the way.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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