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Serena Williams, Venus Williams Set For Wimbledon Return
By Tripp Mateschitz, Lawn Tennis Analyst, Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:45pm PST USA
Serena Williams, Venus Williams Set For Wimbledon Return LONDON-- Former WTA Tour world number ones Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams of the USA both make their return to grand slam competition starting Monday at Wimbledon.

This week both sisters competed on the grass courts at Eastbourne, England before both losing in three sets in matches with were both marred by rusty play and errors. However each sister gained valuable match play and as well as grass court practice.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams of the USA | Images: Getty
The Championships Wimbledon 2011
I am picking Venus Williams and Roger Federer to win.

Prior to this week, Venus Williamsí last competed at the Australian Open in January before withdrawing from the tournament with a hip injury in the second round.

Serena Williams had last competed at Wimbledon last year, while winning her second straight Wimbledon singles title. Serena Williams also took the title at London in 2002 and 2003.

Venus Williams, the fastest server ever of the WTA Tour, won Wimbledon in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008 before injuries several injuries would keep her recent performances far from her best tennis.

The sisters could only face off in the championship final two weeks from today.

Serena Williams could meet the world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark or the fifth seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia in the semifinals.

While on the bottom half of the draw, Venus Williams could take on the fourth seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus or the sixth seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

In menís tennis, the world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain could face either the fourth seeded Andy Murray of Great Britain or the eight seeded Andy Roddick in the semifinals.

On the other half of the draw in the semifinals, the second seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia could meet either the third seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland or the seventh seeded David Ferrer of Spain.

If youíve followed my picks before, you know I like to go out on a limb. This year is no different as I am picking Venus Williams and Roger Federer to win.

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