Williams sisters win Wimbledon doubles title
Serena Williams won a pair of Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon, just like her sister Venus did last year.sports Updated: Jul 05, 2009 11:31 IST
Serena Williams won a pair of Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon, just like her sister Venus did last year.
Serena added the women's doubles title to her take at this year's tournament, teaming with big sister Venus to beat Rennae Stubbs and Samantha Stosur of Australia 7-6 (4), 6-4 yesterday.
It's their fourth Wimbledon title together, part of their haul of nine Grand Slam women's doubles championships.
"There's nothing like winning a title with your sister," said Serena, who has won 11 major singles titles. "It's really a good feeling."
A year ago, Venus beat Serena in the championship match to win her fifth Wimbledon singles title, and the pair then teamed up to win the doubles.
"One out of two's not bad," Venus said. "I really wanted to win the singles, but they're two separate events. If I won the singles and not the doubles, it's still not the same."
Against the Australians, the Williams sisters traded breaks in the first set, with Stosur and Stubbs taking a 2-1 lead off Serena's opening service game. But the Americans eventually broke back to 4-4 when Stosur put a backhand volley into the net.