London: The return of Venus and Serena Williams has been widely welcomed by tennis fans, and with Wimbledon just around the corner, their fellow players say they feel the same way.
The sisters have won nine of the last 11 Wimbledon titles. Their arrival in Eastbourne this week after injuries is understandably the talk of the town. Serena, the 13-time Grand Slam champion, is playing for the first time in nearly a year, and Venus returns after a five-month layoff.
Seven of the top 10 players are at Eastbourne, a traditional warmup tournament before Wimbledon. Top-seeded Vera Zvonareva was asked if she was happy the focus was off her.