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Serena doubles up with Venus for title

By The Assam Tribune

LONDON, July 10: Serena Williams followed up her seventh Wimbledon singles title and record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam crown with victory in the women�s doubles alongside sister Venus here.

The unseeded Americans defeated fifth seeds Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4 to claim their sixth Wimbledon doubles title.

It was also their 14th doubles triumph as a team at the majors and their 22nd in 23 finals overall.

The sisters last lost a doubles final in 1999 in San Diego.

�It�s awesome to win another doubles at Wimbledon,� said Serena.

Venus said: �I never want to make a mistake. I don�t want to let Serena down. She brought the energy from the singles on to the doubles court.�

Serena and Venus hadn�t played together for two years before this year but reunited as part of their build-up for the Olympic Games next month.

Earlier yesterday, Serena had defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the women�s singles final. � AFP

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