Both Williams sisters, ranked in the top ten, lost in the third round Friday morning. That’s only the second time they’ve gone down on the same day. With their losses every American female — Maria Sharapova, you must admit, doesn’t really count, for we must keep her exotic and mysterious — has been ousted from this year’s tournament at Roland-Garros, and unseeded Robby Ginepri is the only stateside male swinging away in the tournament.
Ginepri, by the way, won his third round match today, so he does in fact earn the title of American Who Lasted The Longest In France, a prestigious title once held by Ezra Pound.
Serena lost 6-4, 6-4 to Katarina Srebotnik (I thought Sega changed her name to Katarina Eggman, but that’s why I don’t follow tennis) while big sis Venus fell to Flavia Pennetta in equally straight sets, 7-5, 6-3. It’s too bad to see them lose concurrently, but on the plus side, this gives our girl Ana Ivanovic a much better chance to win this thing.
So what happened to the sisters? Let’s go to the mom for insight:
“There’s a lot of things going on in their lives,” [Oracene] Price said of her daughters. “You never know what’s happening in their heads.”
Obligatory “you never know what women are thinking, am I right guys?” remark.