The self-styled "King" Richard Williams, Venus
and Serena's dad and in my view the hero of modern tennis for opening up this petit-bourgeois sport to deprived inner-city kids, has the good grace to play the fool, holding up placards with foolish messages.
The Canadian championship still has a strong field, including veterans Steffi Gra Monica Seles, Jana Novotna and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, and young stars Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Marjana Lucic and Serena Williams, Venus
Most of the big names had a French Open to forget, but three who will be looking forward to a return to more favourable territory are Serena Williams, Venus
Williams and Maria Sharapova.