June 22, 2010

Williams Sisters advance in Wimbledon Doubles

WIMBLEDON, England -- Defending women's doubles champions Venus and Serena Williams have won their first-round match at Wimbledon. The top-seeded Americans beat Julie Ditty of the United States and Renata Voracova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday.

The Williams sisters are bidding for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam doubles title and 13th overall. They are tied for No. 1 in the doubles rankings, in addition to Serena being at No. 1 and Venus at No. 2 in the singles rankings. The doubles match was played several hours after Serena won her first-round singles match. Venus advanced in singles on Monday.

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