Serena Williams is the latest casualty to knee injury, joining fellow Olympic team mates Lindsay Davenport and Venus Williams (both citing knee problems) on the sidelines of the East West Bank Classic. Svetlana Kuznetsova has also withdrawn with a leg injury, and Jelena Jankovic may not be far behind. It’s too bad that Serena won’t be playing in L.A. – I can say from experience that this is her home turf and that the fans come out in droves to see her play. But it will be a good thing, in the end, for the U.S.A.’s Olympic medal count. Serena’s taking gold in Beijing, no doubt about it! Let’s just hope Venus and Lindsay show up. It would be strange if Liezel was the only one.