Venus Williams fell to third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round of the French Open Wednesday. This was not as surprising as Serena’s exit in the first round, but it is rare not to see either Williams sister enter the second week of play when neither are injured.
Venus was competing in her first major tournament since she announced last August she had Sjogren’s syndrome, which causes joint pain and exaustion.
I can only hope this is not a sign of things to come in women’s tennis. V and S are some of the older players on tour, but I still consider them the best. When they are at the top of their game, hardly anybody can match the power of their serves and ground strokes. And let’s face it, clay is not the best surface for American players!