Can you believe that Serena Williams is seeded 28th for the U.S. Open? That's outrageous!
I'm just kidding folks; it's not outrageous at all. It's funny to see, though, that there are some complaints about it, arguing that if other Slams seed players based on past performances then the USTA should follow suit.
The USTA tried that back in the late '90s and it was a very unpopular move: The top Spanish male players at one point thought about boycotting because of it.
The USTA did the right thing here by not bumping Serena up, or even granting a seed to big sis Venus. Unless that's the procedure from now on, then you shouldn't just make the adjustment for one year. The fact that Serena even got herself to a seeded position is one of the most remarkable feats in the women's game this year.
And at this point, does anyone out there really think Serena needs any help from anyone in regard to having an easy draw?
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.