When you think of Olympic sports, tennis is probably not the first sport that comes to mind. But tennis is a part of the Olympics, and the world's best tennis players are in Beijing right now.
How important are the Olympics to tennis players? Serena Williams answered that question earlier this week:
For tennis players, our main goal is the Grand Slams... The gymnasts, for example, their main thing is the Olympics, and they get one, maybe two shots at it.
Well said, Serena. But even though the Olympics are not the pinnacle of American tennis players' lives, Serena will definitely represent us well in Beijing.