Venus Williams by Max Cook
As if having the world’s #1 women’s tennis player on our team wasn’t enough, the Washington Kastles have added the #5 player as well. That’s right, both Serena and Venus Williams will be playing for the Kastles this season almost assuring another successful run at the World TeamTennis Championship. With arguably the best sibling duo in tennis history, the Kastles roster now boasts a combined 61 Grand Slam titles.
In other exciting news for Kastles fans, coach Murphy Jensen will be back again to see if lighting can strike twice. “It takes world-class talent to win championships and there are no more accomplished athletes than Serena and Venus,” said Murphy, “Last summer was truly a dream season for us, and come July 5, the dream continues in DC.”
John McEnroe by Max Cook
Tuesday night was a special night for Kastles fans, or more accurately, for Serena Williams fans. In front of a record sold out crowd, Williams and the Kastles made the Newport Beach Breakers look like a high school JV team. While Scott Oudsema and Leander Paes lost the opening men’s doubles set, the Kastles quickly recovered, winning 22-12.
Mashona Washington by Max Cook
In a dramatic come-from-behind victory, the Washington Kastles showed John McEnroe and the New York Sportimes that they are not to be messed with on their home court. What started out looking like an easy New York win, the match became a slug fest that came down to a women’s doubles “Supertiebreaker”. Mashona Washington and Sacha Jones out dueled Milagros Sequera and Hana Sromova, beating them 7 to 5 and giving the Kastles an 18-17 win.