Venus, Serena Williams win 13th Grand Slam doubles title

Sisters Venus and Serena Williams added another trophy in their collection with their 13th Grand Slam doubles title after winning the 2012 Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles title on Sunday. The sisters beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the final 7-5, 6-4.

Earlier in the day, Serena Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska to clinch the ladies’ singles title but she did not show any signs of fatigue during the doubles title match which was staged a few hours after.

“It’s amazing. I was inspired by Serena’s singles performance. It’s wonderful to play on the court with her, and I couldn’t have done it without her,” Venus Williams said.

“Doubles is definitely more fun than singles. At the same time, the last thing I want to do is let Venus down in doubles – in singles it’s okay if I let myself down, but I don’t want to let her down,” Serena Williams added.

The Williams sisters are now 13-0 in Grand Slam doubles finals – an achievement that is oftentimes overlooked due to their impressive title wins in singles. The sisters are now third in the all time list of most number of Grand Slam doubles titles. They now behind Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver (20) and Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva (14).


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