Murray, Venus bring Olympic torch to Centre Court
MANILA, Philippines – Tennis stars Andy Murray and Venus Williams brought the Olympic torch to Wimbledon, where they will soon be competing for gold medals for their countries.
The last time Olympic tennis was played on the All England Club’s grass courts in Southwest London, Britain walked away with all of the gold medals and a handful of silver and bronze to boot.
Expectations are not that high 104 years later as the Olympics return to Wimbledon.
But a medal for British No. 1 Murray could help ease the pain of the country’s long-suffering tennis fans.
Meanwhile, seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Williams won the gold in singles at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
She said she may have taken the win for granted at the time and is thankful for the chance to challenge for the gold again. -- Dateline Philippines, ANC, July 24, 2012.