Former world no. 1 Venus Williams was in action last night for a World Team Tennis match. Williams won her doubles and mixed doubles match but was routed in her singles match by fellow American Irina Falconi. Venus was cheered on by US First Lady Michelle Obama who was in the stands along with her daughters.
Venus, playing for the Washington Kastles, lost 5-0 to the Boston Lobsters' Irina Falconi. ''I think I just cooled down, and I couldn't quite get started back up again,'' Williams commented. ''In team tennis, you really have to keep your energy up.
You have to manage the stop and go. I didn't manage it that well.'' ''This Olympics is more exciting for me,'' Venus commented. ''All the other ones, I didn't have to worry whether or not I would make it.
I was on top of the rankings. I didn't have any problems. It was, for a lack of a better word, for granted. But this time, I had to fight so hard for it, just to get in contention and come back from so much.'' .