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Serena Williams plays first U.S. match

Updated: July 7, 2011, 10:59 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Serena Williams' first sanctioned match in the United States in two years even caught the attention of first lady Michelle Obama.

The 29-year-old Williams helped lead the Washington Kastles of World Team Tennis to a 25-10 win over the Boston Lobsters on Thursday night. The 13-time Grand Slam singles champion, who was sidelined for nearly a full year due to foot injuries and a pulmonary embolism, hadn't played a sanctioned match on U.S. soil since losing to Kim Clijsters in ...

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