Serena Williams will try to turn her devastating Roland Garros first-round loss into a win, by trying to do well in mixed doubles with Bob Bryan. Actually, when you look at Serena’s mixed doubles (and regular doubles!) history it’s, as you can expect, very successful and the fact that she’s paired with a player who’s spent over 200 weeks at the No.1 position in doubles (currently he’s ranked No.3), I wouldn’t be surprised if she wins the trophy. Oh that would be making the best out of the worst situation for Serena.
More than 13 years have passed since Serena last played a mixed doubles competition at the 1999 Australian Open. But her record in that department is 19-3. In five mixed doubles Grand Slams she won two titles – at Wimbledon and the US Open in 1998, and had two runner-up finishes – at Roland Garros in 1998 and the Australian Open in 1999.
Moreover, Bob Bryan is no stranger to the Williams family, as he and Venus were Wimbledon runners-ups in 2006. (via WTA Tour, photo: © Neal Trousdale)