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Sunday, July 15, 2012
World’s Mightiest Tennis Players Women’s Division
Heading off to the Olympics is a contingent of strong-willed and determined women who will compete for tennis women’s division. A roster of highly qualified athletes both from U.S and Great Britain had been selected.
The U.S. team will be headed by Serena Williams, who is looking forward to winning her first gold medal in the women’s singles. Competing with her are Venus Williams, Christina McHale, and Varvara Lepchenko.
Among the favorites are the world’s top-ranked women’s double team Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond with the Williams sisters as their biggest threat.
Serena Williams has won 27 Grand Slams in her career, with 13 coming in singles, 12 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles. She has two Olympic gold medals in women’s doubles while playing alongside with her sister Venus Williams. At the age of 30, she is already World’s No. 6.
Venus Williams, on the other hand, has won several major titles, with five of those coming from Wimbledon. Playing with her sister Serena, she won 12 grand Slam doubles titles and won two mixed doubles majors. She won the gold medal in singles in 2000 Sydney Games and two gold medals in the women’s doubles with Serena Williams. At the age of 32, she is currently World’s No. 55.
One of their biggest contenders, however, will be coming from Great Britain, as 8 women were selected to compete at the Olympic tennis tournament, with 4 coming from the wildcards. Anne Keothayong and Elena Baltacha will play in the singles, while laura Robson and heather Watson team up for doubles.
In an interview, Robson expressed, “I am honored and very excited to be representing the UK in the London Olympic Games. From the moment the announcement was made regarding London winning the Olympic bid, it was my dream to be part of Team GB.”
More is yet to come and surprises are coming to thrill the audience for the biggest Olympic event.