Williams sisters make it a double at Wimbledon
After winning earlier in the day, Serena joined her sister Venus for a doubles victory
Before the world could finish tweeting out the congratulatory messages to Serena Williams for her Wimbledon win earlier today, The champ was off earning another victory, only this time with her sister Venus right by her side.
The Williams sisters defeated Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in a 6-3, 6-4 match, making it their sixth Wimbledon doubles title and 14th major together.
On July 7, Venus lost 6-4, 6-4 to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon semifinals, preventing what could have been a matchup between sisters. Just hours before today’s doubles, Serena dominated and won her match against Kerber while also earning her 22nd Grand Slam title.
Winning with her older sister was twice as nice.
With little time to spare, Serena briefly celebrated in between interviews and warm-ups for the next match.
“I had just enough time to change and get my ankles re-taped,” Serena said about going from one match to the other. “But there was so much adrenaline. I didn’t want to cool down too much.”
The only noticeable emotion on each of their faces was that of pure joy.
As the match ended, Serena threw her arms up as Venus ran to her sister. They’d done it. They embraced and basked in the latest victory they achieved together.
“Watching Serena earlier was so amazing, and I was so into that,” Venus said during a joint interview with the BBC after the doubles. “And then you have to re-set yourself and say, ‘OK, we’ve got to play a match and we’re going to have to try to win.’ So she brought the energy from Game 1 and that really brought me up, too.”