Don't Miss

U.S. Open postcard: Long day preparing Serena Williams |

Serena Williams (AP Photo)

New York — Thursday, Serena and Venus Williams handily beat the No. 1 team (defending champions Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, 6-3, 6-1) which they lost to in the Australian Open. They’re in the semifinals (Friday). Serena plays Li Na in the early afternoon and then after that match, which may go two hours, for the right to go the championship, she has a hour break before she competes to go to the championship in doubles. We go over tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. and probably won’t get back until around 10 p.m.

Today was a very good day. She did a heavy stretching program, our last crack at getting ready, stressing shoulder recovery program, hip flexibility, hip range of motion to get ready for a really tough weekend.

I come back Monday, that will be more than a month nonstop. Every day I train for an hour and a half. In addition to running with her, I have to help, when they’re doing doubles matches, in practice I may do 400 squats a day shuttling balls back and forth. I just have to be able to do it at 62.

Link: U.S. Open postcard: Long day preparing Serena Williams |