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Joy for Williams sisters

sports Updated: Jan 29, 2010 23:17 IST

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Serena Williams completed one half of an Australian Open double when she and older sister Venus Williams won the women's doubles title on Friday. Serena heads into Saturday's singles final against Justine Henin in Melbourne on a winning note after defending her doubles crown with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Zimbabwe's Cara Black and American Liezel Huber at the Rod Laver Arena.

The win gave them their 11th grand slam doubles championship and their fourth at Melbourne Park -- and also preserved their perfect record in grand slam finals.

“I guess I was really focused and my serve was really working today,” Venus said after not conceding a single service break.

“They played really like a team and were really coming into the net and just doing everything right. So Serena and I just had to work together.”

The Williams sisters overcame a sluggish start to win a break at 3-3 in the first set, then sealed it on the third set point when Black netted.

They then carried the momentum into the second, winning an early service break before calmly serving out the match.