Saturday, July 04, 2009

It's Little Sis!

The fourth Sister-Sister final is over, and for the first time in six years Little Sis is hoisting the Venus (Williams) Rosewater Dish aloft.

Serena Williams beat two time defending champ Big Sis 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 to capture her third Wimbledon title. Little Sis had an amazing day serving, cranking out 12 aces in this championship match to win her first title at the All England Club since 2003.

The 2K's have been the Williams era at the All England Club. If you peruse the Ladies Singles Wimbledon championship list for this decade, the only years that a Williams hasn't won Wimbledon is 2004, the year Maria Sharapova upset Serena for the title, and 2006 in which Serena didn't play and Venus fell in the third round to Jelena Jankovic in three sets.

So it's next year for Venus quest to capture her sixth Wimbledon title. The ironic thing is that all three of Serena's Wimbledon title wins (2002, 2003, 2009) have come at the expense of Big Sis. The 2008 Wimbledon was the only one of Venus' five titles have come at the expense of Little Sis.

Venus' quest for a sixth title will commence next summer, and the odds are she may have to go through her little sister to get it.

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