Yay! Venus Williams is back, and she won her first match, though she worked hard for it. She is definitely looking old and tired, but I was thrilled to see her beat her opponent, Date-Krumm, in three sets. At thirty-one, she is an old lady, though women players tend to fare better than the men as they age.
Serena won too, also in a three set match. It is great to see the sisters back in action! I don’t think they’ll be too happy when they meet Sharapova or some of the other better ranked women, but they are safe for now.
Djokovic also won his first round, and we love him too! Both Djokovic and Sharapova won in easy straight sets, unlike the Williams sisters, who both struggled a bit as they worked to get their sea legs back.
It’s drizzling there, but what else is new? It is England after all.