Williams sisters at Fed Cup in B'ham

It would be amazing to get them both, but great if we could get one to play on April 24-25 at the BJCC. If I had to choose one, it would be Serena. She is playing incredible tennis right now, and even though she acted terribly at the U.S. Open screaming at the line judge, she is a great talent and I'm sure she's learned her lesson. She is just so powerful; she overwhelms her opponents with her amazing ground strokes, her prolific serving and her athletic ability. She really is fun to watch.

Would like to have Serena, but Venus would be good, too. If we got them both it would be a tremendous coup for the city. It sounds like we might just get one, possibly neither of them, but it could be a real positive thing for the city if we could even get one.

Looks like we'll  get Melanie Oudin, from Atlanta, a great young player (18 years-old) who would add some excitement. She played so well at the U.S. Open last year reaching the quarterfinals while defeating three-time major champion Maria Sharapova and Beijing Olympics gold medal winner Elena Dementieva along the way. She is a great talent and a charismatic young lady. She ought to make it fun.

Russia, the U.S.'s opponent,  features the No.2  player in the world, Dinara Safina, and No.4 Svetlana Kuznetsova. Sharapova is a possibility, too. So it should be a great semifinal even if the Williams sisters don't show.

But I have to admit, would love to have Serena. Would be huge. Venus would be pretty good, too.