Well, the women's semifinal round is set at the Open and, of course, you knew a Williams sister was going to be in it with them playing against each other and all.
The question is: Is it the right one?
Venus had opportunities a-plenty to close it out last night, but came up short, losing two tiebreak sets. I think Serena's definitely feeling good to have gotten out of that one. I honestly wasn't even expecting Venus to make it to the sister showdown, having picked Aggie Radwanska to come through their fourth-round matchup. But Venus definitely showed me something there.
Then, I was expecting Serena not to have much trouble with big sis: I just think her game's more solid on hard courts. But Venus gave her all she could handle. And if she would have won, I wouldn't have been too mad—even though it would have wrecked my perfect call on the women's semifinalists!
I like the semifinal matchups that are set now, and I'm still sticking with my original picks—Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva—coming through.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.