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Obstacles await Federer and Serena

Originally Published: August 5, 2009
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The summit of professional tennis these days resembles a powerful two-player monopoly. Roger Federer and Serena Williams hold six of the eight current Grand Slam singles titles.

Federer, after losing his No. 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal last year, won the 2008 U.S. Open, then put together back-to-back Euro Slams in Paris and London. Williams, who has failed to win any of the 13 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events in which she's played the past 15 months, nevertheless managed to ...

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