Wow this is so not surprising. I mean it wasn't that long ago when ALOT of people were pressing for Venus and Serena to PLAY more. Alot of fans of tennis couldn't wait for both of them to enter alot of tourneys and play more than 12-18 tourneys. So the fact that the doubles and final drew many viewers is not surprising.
Go Venus and Serena keep on doing great for the WTA and tennis.
note: I work in a all-white establishement. A place where rich retired old millionares live and stay when they need taking care of in their later years.
Well let me tell yah, I was surprised to see alot of people talking about the William sisters and how great they are. I was so proud of tennis and V@S,especially when this eldery lady, out of the blue, said " Isn't it something?" How those two girls, Venus and Serena are playing tennis"? When she mentioned that to me I was surprised and happy. She then went on and said, "My they are very good, they hit the ball so hard, they are amazing". Let me tell yah, she made my night. It was a good feeling to know that alot of people were aware of Venus and Serena and how good they are. I was especially surprised because this elderly lady has a tendency to forget things and is not always aware of everything around her.
Venus and Serena are making history, and it is natural for people to want to witness it and view it. It's like you know that in the next 40 years it will be nice to realize that..." yes, I remeber when they broke records, or I rememebr when they both played their first Wimbeldon final together".
Whether you like them or not, they are making history as we write and speak and that is great.