The first Grand Slam of the 2017 tennis season is already upon us in the Australian Open in Melbourne, and this will be an interesting one.
That's Angelique Kerber (for now), the defending Australian Open champ who is also the number one seed in this 2017 edition of the Aussie Open. Serena is now number two in the world and also and the number two seed while Venus starts this Australian Open as the number 13 seed.
Opening round play got underway yesterday and both my fave tennis playing siblings got through it to the second round.
Big Sis faces qualifier Stefanie Vogele of Switzerland, who upset Kurumi Nara of Japan, in the second round.
Are the Williams Sisters playing doubles in this Grand Slam? Yes they are, and they are seeded 15th in the Australian Open doubles tournament They will face the doubles duo of Timea Babos of Hungary and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia ,
Can they take some more Grand Slam singles and doubles titles back home when their business trip to Melbourne is over? We'll see.