December 14, 2009
Serena and Andy Roddick: Olympic Mixed Doubles
Andy Roddick and Serena Williams to partner in Mixed Doubles at London 2012 Olympic Games.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week confirmed that mixed doubles would be held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, the first time it will have been included in the Games since Paris in 1924.
Roddick, who has lost three Wimbledon singles finals to Roger Federer, approached Serena Williams, the world number one and a three-time winner of Wimbledon, as soon as the news broke. "It's confirmed," Roddick said on Twitter. "serenajwilliams and andyroddick teaming up for mixed doubles at 2012 games."
Both players have already indicated that they consider winning their respective singles titles at the London Olympics as their main priorities over the coming years.
Bob Bryan, who next season is poised with his brother Mike to overtake Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde's world record of 61 titles, hopes to partner Venus, he revealed, also on Twitter. He said: "It's not confirmed yet. "But if Bob and VenusWilliams play in 2012, we'll smoke Andy Roddick and Serena Williams."