Lost in the avalanche of news concerning the closing ceremonies of the Beijing Games and the Democratic convention news is the start of the US Open for us tennis junkies.
The last major tournament of the year is running through September 7, and my favorite golden tennis playing sisters unbelievably have been stuck on the same side of the women's singles draw.
They aren't playing doubles in this one, and so far Venus and Serena are on track to meet in the quarterfinals.
Big Sis hasn't dropped a set so far in beating Samantha Stosur 6-2, 6-3, Rossana De Los Rios 6-0, 6-3 and Alona Bondarenko 6-2, 6-1.
Little Sis has played two matches at the time I'm writing this post, but also hasn't dropped a set in beating Alona's baby sis Kateryna Bondarenko 6-1, 6-4 and Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1. Little Sis has an upcoming third round match later today with Japan's Ai Sugiyama.
While I'm not happy about the draw, I'll be rooting for whichever Williams sister survives their quarterfinal clash