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Venus and Serena upset in doubles

Jaded-looking Venus and Serena Williams relinquished their Wimbledon doubles title on Tuesday when they were beaten 6-3 3-6 7-5 by Russians Elena Dementieva and Lina Krasnoroutskaya in the third round.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2003 11:11 IST
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Jaded-looking Venus and Serena Williams relinquished their Wimbledon doubles title on Tuesday when they were beaten 6-3 3-6 7-5 by Russians Elena Dementieva and Lina Krasnoroutskaya in the third round.

The American pair, seeded three, had to play late into the evening after both needed three sets to win their singles quarter-finals on a rain-interrupted day.

The 15th-seeded Russians pressed their advantage in the final set, attacking Venus as she served to stay in the match and took charge with two winning volleys.

Venus finally conceded the match with a tired double fault.

First Published: Jul 02, 2003 11:11 IST