Serena Williams: No real ladies test left at Wimbledon, so how about Andy Murray? (+video)
Serena Williams seems to have an easy path to yet another Wimbledon ladies title this year. So would Serena Williams entertain the idea of taking on the men's No. 2 player in the world?
At the moment, no woman seems capable of providing much of a challenge to Serena Williams on a tennis court.
She's won 33 matches in a row, and 76 of her past 79. If she wins five more this fortnight, as almost everyone expects, Williams will earn a second consecutive Wimbledon title and 17th Grand Slam championship overall.
So how about playing an exhibition match against a man? Andy Murray, for example?
After Williams beat 100th-ranked qualifier Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-2 to reach the third round at the All England Club, the first question at her news conference Thursday concerned a suggestion by Murray — prompted by a fan's Twitter post — that the pair of reigning Olympic and US Open champions play each other.
"Really? He wants to play me? Is he sure?" Williams responded, laughing heartily. "That would be fun. I doubt I'd win a point, but that would be fun."
It might draw some attention, too, given the combined star power of Williams in the US and Murray in Britain. Currently, she is No. 1 in the WTA rankings; he's No. 2 in the ATP rankings.