Jan 30, 2009

Sport - Tennis;Williams sisters win women's doubles title

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena and Venus Williams won their eighth Grand Slam women's doubles title Friday with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Japan's Ai Sugiyama.

The Williams sisters, seeded 10th, looked unflustered as they served out the first set in 38 minutes under a closed roof on center court.

After exchanging breaks in the second set, the Williams sisters powerful returns and superior movement around the court proved to be the deciding factor.

The sisters held up their rackets before hugging each other after sealing the win.

Serena was to return Saturday for the singles final against Dinara Safina of Russia. She is seeking a 10th Grand Slam singles title.

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