Venus and her “baby sis” Serena are still beasts on the tennis court. They won the doubles title in the Aussie Open last night:
Venus and Serena Williams won their fourth Australian Open women’s doubles title, beating Cara Black and Liezel Huber 6-4, 6-3. The Williams sisters won the Australian title for the first time in 2001 and added championships in 2003 and last year. Black, from Zimbabwe, and Huber, a South African-born American citizen, won the 2007 title. It was the 11th time the Williams sisters have combined for a Grand Slam doubles title. Serena has 11 singles majors, also, and is hoping for a 12th in the Australian Open final on Saturday against Justine Henin.
“I look forward to more titles,” Serena Williams said. Venus Williams also has won a mixed-doubles title at the Australian Open – in 1998 with fellow American Jason Gimelstob. Serena Williams was a losing finalist in mixed doubles with Max Mirnyi of Belarus in 1999.
These ladies have been going hard for over a decade!! Kudos and congrats to them…