Venus' footwork founders in Paris clay

Updated: May 29, 2009, 4:37 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

PARIS -- The Williams sisters couldn't be more at home here in some ways, sharing a two-bedroom apartment in the upscale 7th arrondissement around the corner from a pedestrian market street and not far from the Eiffel Tower.

Serena Williams bought the flat in 2007 and her sister and doubles partner Venus is bunking in with her for the fortnight. The two rented bikes and took a spin on the cobblestoned streets before the tournament began. Serena especially revels in what the city has ...

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