In an admirable effort to keep the first few rounds of the US Open interesting, Serena Williams has agreed to play lefty throughout the first week.
“I don’t care if I win 6-0, 6-0, or if I squeak it out in a third-set tie-breaker, the only goal is to advance,” Williams said after easily dispatching the 78th-best player in the world with her opposite hand. “As an added bonus, my right shoulder will be nice and fresh for the last couple rounds.”
If playing left-handed is not enough to make the matches more enjoyable, Williams has agreed to wear 5-pound ankle weights and do three jumping jacks between each swing of her rallies.
Serena Williams is currently ranked #1 in the world, while Lefty Serena Williams is estimated to be ranked #23.