Williams sisters win Wimbledon women’s doubles

Serena Williams put the icing on the cake of another magnificent Wimbledon campaign by teaming up with sister Venus for a sixth doubles crown at the All England Club on Saturday.

The reigning Olympic champions beat Timea Babos of Hungary and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 6-4 on Centre Court — hours after Serena claimed a record-equalling 22nd grand slam singles title by defeating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3.

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Serena and Venus Williams pose with their trophies. (photo: PA)

Serena has now won both the Wimbledon singles and doubles (with Venus) in the same year on four occasions.

For Venus it was a consolation after she lost to Kerber in Thursday’s singles semi-finals — denying her a first grand slam singles final since losing to Serena at Wimbledon in 2009.

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The Williams sisters celebrate their victory. (Photo: Getty Images)

The sisters, who paired up again this year after a two-year absence, have won 14 grand slam doubles titles together — moving them level with American Gigi Fernandez and Belarussian Natasha Zvereva in second place on the all-time list.

They still have some way to go, however, to match the 20 of Martina Navratilova and fellow American Pam Shriver.

Source: Reuters

3 Responses to Williams sisters win Wimbledon women’s doubles

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    #SistersWilliams19 Congratulations Serena & Venus!!

    Reply
  2. Menace II Babylon July 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks to my melanin sisters for once again being the most dominant force in women’s tennis.

    Congragulations

    Reply
  3. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade July 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS SERENA &VENUS GO GIRLS WELL DONE

    Reply

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