Queen Serena is Back!

 

Thirteen time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams is on a winning streak! She won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010. She missed 2011 due to injury.

Now, in 2012, she is nursing a sore ankle, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by just watching her performance. The one thing this is bugging Serena? Insects. Apparently, they are driving Queen S crazy, to the point that she is going to request not to play at night if she doesn’t have to.

Bugs or no bugs, Serena hit four aces inside of one minute. And, unsurprisingly, she’s moved on to the second round.

Stosur is OUT

What may be surprising is last year’s US Open champion exiting in the first round. Samantha Stosur was beat by Sorana Cirstea. It seems that the pressure of winning last year’s US Open was simply too much for her to bear.

No Surprise Category

Defending champion Kim Clijsters and top- seeded Caroline Wozniacki also began with straight-set wins.

2012 Australian Open Update

Serena Williams got her 500th career victory. Her very first victory was in 1997, fifteen years ago. She’s catching up to Venus, her older sister, who has 598 career wins.

Here’s our Down Under Wrap Up so far…

Defending champ Novak Djokovic won another round.

Sharapova is continuing to dominate. And, former world number one, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, is advancing as well.

Andy Roddick had to retire due to a hamstring tendon injury. He was supposed to play mixed double with Serena Williams, his hamstring injury means that is no longer an option. The two were planning on playing together to prepare for this summer’s London Olympics.

As we enter the third round, today promises to be a huge one! Nadal, Federer, Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki are all playing separate matches today.

Australian Grand Slam Women’s Tennis Update

Queen Serena is Back!

Thirteen time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams is on a winning streak! She won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010. She missed 2011 due to injury.

Now, in 2012, she is nursing a sore ankle, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by just watching her performance. The one thing this is bugging Serena? Insects. Apparently, they are driving Queen S crazy, to the point that she is going to request not to play at night if she doesn’t have to.

Bugs or no bugs, Serena hit four aces inside of one minute. And, unsurprisingly, she’s moved on to the second round.

Stosur is OUT

What may be surprising is last year’s US Open champion exiting in the first round. Samantha Stosur was beat by Sorana Cirstea. It seems that the pressure of winning last year’s US Open was simply too much for her to bear.

No Surprise Category

Defending champion Kim Clijsters and top- seeded Caroline Wozniacki also began with straight-set wins.