Washington Kastles Win: First Lady and Daughters In Attendance

Washington DC sports were heavy on the minds of the First Family yesterday.

First Lady Michelle greets the Washington Kastles.
(Photo by Fred Mullane/Camerawork USA)
After attending last evening's USA vs Brazil basketball games, the First Ladies scurted on over to the Washington Kastles season opener to see Venus Williams and the Kastles take on the Boston Lobsters.

For the second straight season, the most famous family in Washington watched its hometown Kastles play the Boston Lobsters.

Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama got into the Kastles Stadium spirit on Monday, cheering enthusiastically along with the rest of the capacity crowd as the Kastles crushed the Boston Lobsters 20-11. Washington improved to 6-0 on the season and increased its winning streak to 22 matches dating back to the 2011 opener.

First Girls Malia, Sasha and First Lady Michelle Obama
take in a Kastles game in 2011.  Photo CD Brown.
Washington hasn't had any problems winning matches when the First Family isn't around. But rarely do they win as overwhelmingly as they have the two times that the Obamas have been at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf.

Michelle Obama and her two daughters were also on hand when the Kastles defeated the Lobsters 25-10 on July 7, 2011.  

See what other famous faces showed up during last season's Kastles win streak.  [Video].

Four Washington Kastles Headed to the 2012 Olympics

Venus Williams, along with sister Serena Williams of the USA, Anastasia Rodionova of Australia and Leander Paes of India will go for gold on the grounds of Wimbledon beginning July 28th.
For the Kastles' captain Paes, it will be his sixth appearance at the Olympic Games -- an all-time record among Asian athletes. The Olympics run in the Paes family as Leander's parents, Vece and Jennifer, represented India in field hockey and basketball respectively at Munich in 1972.
Paes, himself, has fond memories of the Olympics, winning the singles bronze medal at Atlanta in 1996 and carrying the Indian flag during the opening ceremony at Sydney in 2000.
The two-time WTT Male MVP has played in the men's doubles event every four years since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, coming as close to a medal as the Athens semifinals in 2004. After making his Olympic debut 20 years ago alongside Ramesh Krishnan, Paes has played each of the last four Olympics with current World No. 15 Mahesh Bhupathi.
This time around, the All India Tennis Association nominated the seventh-ranked Paes to play with 24-year-old Vishnu Vardhan, a big server who has reached career-high rankings in singles and doubles on the ATP World Tour this season.
At the 2010 Asian Games, Vardhan earned the silver medal in mixed doubles with Sania Mirza, who is expected to serve as Paes' mixed partner in London.