From the Golden Boy, Rafael Nadal, to Elena Dementieva, the Beijing stars have plenty of reasons to be exultant. But we can only surmise how that success will carry over to the U.S. Open.
While top seeds Wozniacki and Stosur fell at an overcast Wimbledon, soon-to-be-retired Kim Clijsters rolled merrily along into the third round.
Venus Williams fell meekly to 79th-ranked Elena Vesnina, 6-1, 6-3 in the first round at Wimbledon. Can Williams fare any better on the same courts when the Olympics begin later this month?