For a tennis fan, nothing beats the Olympics.
American Andy Roddick won his first-round match over Slovakia’s Martin Klizan at Wimbledon. Roddick goes on to face Djokovic. Djokovic is the 2011 Wimbledon Champ.
Roddick didn’t play in Beijing in 2008, in the 2004 Olympics he lost in the third round.
The Williams sisters won their double match and both Serena and Venus won their first round single match. If Venus can win the gold she’ll be the new record holder with four gold medals in Olympic tennis. She’s won two gold medals playing doubles with her sister, Serena, and she won her single gold medal in Sydney in 2000. Thirty-two year old Venus was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease known to cause fatigue, watching her on the court, you’d never know it.
Roger Federer also won his first match.
The U.S. team is doing well, with John Isner and Varvara Lepchenko also advancing.
Host country Great Britain’s favorite tennis star, Andy Murray, beat Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka in his first singles match.
The rain has caused scheduling difficulties, causing the biggest names of tennis to find most of them playing at the same time.
So far Kim Clijsters is the biggest name to win a second round victory for her home country of Belgium.