Friday, January 29, 2010

Williams sisters defend Australian Open doubles title

The good news for Cara Black and Liezel Huber is that they were not quickly dismissed from the court in their latest contest with Venus and Serena Williams. The bad news is that they lost again. The Williams sisters won the Australian Open women's doubles championship today by defeating the world number 1 team 6-4, 6-3. Such was their dominance, they dropped only one set the entire tournament.

Black and Huber did everything they could think of to get the defending champions off their game. They lobbed, hit balls down the middle, and focused on being aggressive. They played well, in fact--better than they did the last couple of times they played the sisters. But their efforts were not sufficient to win the title.

Venus and Serena have now won eleven major doubles titles. If they enter the remaining majors this year--and especially if they can pull off a French Open win--they have a good chance to win the Grand Slam.

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