Williamses Win Doubles
Published September 14, 2009 11:59
NEW YORK, NY, USA - The Williams sisters continued to add to their Grand Slam doubles haul on Monday afternoon, beating world No.1s Cara Black and Liezel Huber in straight sets, 62 62, in the final of the US Open.
In a very high quality match - the two teams combined had 64 winners to just 25 unforced errors - Venus and Serena Williams, the No.4 seeds, took it to top seeds Black and Huber, breaking twice in the first set and two more times in the second set. By contrast, the sisters did not face a single break point.
"I'm really excited to have a title here," Serena said. "Obviously when you enter the singles and doubles, you want to come home with maybe one title, at least for us. It was a blessing I had an opportunity to come back out and play."
"I'm really happy to get the title with Serena," Venus said. "It's not possible to get a better partner than Serena. I hope she feels the same about me. Number 10 for us. It was like our decade anniversary for winning here 10 years ago."
The sisters now have 10 major doubles titles, a tally that includes three Australian Opens (2001, 2003, 2009), one French Open (1999), four Wimbledons (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009) and now two US Opens (1999, 2009).
Black and Huber have been co-ranked No.1 since the year-end rankings in November 2007. They have four majors, namely Wimbledon in 2005, the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2007 and the US Open last year.