July 3, 2008
Mission Accomplished! Sisters in Wimbledon Final
Serena Williams has defeated Zheng Jie in straigh sets, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). There were a few rain delays and Jie was up 4-2 in the 2nd set but Serena was able to come good and serve as if her life depended on it. Serena served 14 aces in the match. Make no mistake, Zheng Jie put up some awesome resistence (had some nice winners of her own, moving Serena around) in the 2nd set but when she broke Serena to go up 4-2 (and serving for 5-2), Serena broke right back and held serve to level the set 4-4. Each player held serve and entered into the tiebreak, wherein Zheng Jie double-faulted on Serena's match point. Thanks for "hanging in there" Serena. I am soooo happy for you! Interesting to note, Venus defeated Elena Dementieva (in straight sets) by a very similiar scoreline, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3). The Sisters closed their Semifinal matches by winning the 2nd set tiebreak. Now they are back in familiar territory, facing each other in a Wimbledon Final for the 3rd time. Prior Wimbledon Finals were in 2002 and 2003. Rock on Sisters!