NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Williams sisters and Hantuchova/Sugiyama to meet in final
10-seeded Venus and Serena Williams defeated Casey Dellacqua and Francesca Schiavone 6-0, 6-2 in the Australian Open semifinals, setting up a final against number 9 seeds Daniela Hantuchova and Ai Sugiyama. Hantuchova and Sugiyama won their semifinal against Nathalie Dechy and Mara Santangelo, 6-4, 6-3.
The Williams sisters have won the Australian Open twice. Hantuchova reached the finals in 2002 with partner Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.