Williams sisters revel in doubles delight

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 January, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 January, 2005, 12:00am

Venus Williams finally had something to smile about after she teamed up with her sister, Serena, to win the doubles match at yesterday's tournament, winning 6-4, 6-0 against Svetlana Kuznetsova and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

Not long after she had lost her singles match against Russia's Elena Dementieva, Williams returned to the court with her trusty partner to hand a lesson to the Russian-Spaniard combination.

The Williams sisters have won six Grand Slam doubles titles together and Venus said it was always a joy to play with her younger sister.

'Apart from the tennis, I also enjoy the conversation [with Serena],' said Williams.

Asked what she was talking about to her sister on court, Williams replied with a laugh: 'Everything.' Serena Williams said she designed her outfits herself and proudly displayed her latest attire to spectators. 'It's all personally designed by me. I was working late the other night late sketching for more designs for next year.'

The Williams sisters were always in control in the match as spectators were treated to a high-quality game by four players who have 15 Grand Slam singles title between them.

US Open champion Kuznetsova said she was proud to team up with Sanchez-Vicario, who is the Russian's trainer and mentor. 'Arantxa is also my friend and everything. She has helped me so much so it's always fun to play together.'