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Serena Williams defeats Stanford's reigning NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs in 2nd round at Bank of the West Classic

Original post made on Jul 13, 2012

The fourth-ranked and top-seeded Serena Williams beat reigning NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs, 6-2, 6-1, Wednesday in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic at Taube Family Tennis Center.

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Posted by PSMacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Jul 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

Thanks for the on-court and local tennis news!

I see that two of the players pictured have their left upper legs TAPED up. Wonder what exact injury that tape is supposed to help--a hamstring injury? And how the tape is supposed to help.
Sorry to see that such young players are having this type of injury.

IMO, a "non-contact" sport/exercise shouldn't be so intensive that it is causing injuries to such young people. On the men's side of tennis, I think that pro tennis matches have become too long and too often for the players (and the audience). Five hours of grueling tennis is just that--grueling. I think 2 of 3 sets is plenty enough (although perhaps go back to the tradition of playing out the third set in semi and finals).