Friday, December 28, 2007

Shaughnessy steps in for Williams

The U.S. Hopman Cup female entrant, Serena Williams, will not be in Australia for the opening round this Saturday, which she was scheduled to play with partner Mardy Fish against India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna. Williams is ill, but says she plans to get to Perth some time over the weekend. In the meantime, Meghann Shaughnessy will play on Saturday.

If all goes well for Williams, she will play Lucie Safarova on Monday.