Williams sisters revel in doubles delight
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.'