Not only is the 34-year-old American back in contention at a major, but after beating Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round, a resurgent Venus Williams will take on Madison Keys, the protege of her old rival Lindsay Davenport.
Madison Keys upset two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova after Madison Brengle knocked out Coco Vandeweghe on Saturday. And that means there are four Americans in the final 16 at the Australian Open.
Men have been coaching prominent women's sports for decades. So why was it so gasp worthy when Andy Murray hired former top-ranked player Ameile Mauresmo as his coach? Because it's precedent setting. And frankly it's about time.
After her head-turning run at the French Open ended in the third round, 18-year-old American Taylor Townsend is hoping to put some of the lessons she learned into play on the grass courts at Wimbledon.