Williamses win eighth Slam doubles title
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams was happy to have sister Venus on her side of the net Friday so she didn't have to try to fend off those wicked volleys.
Their doubles title -- their third at the Australian Open and eighth Grand Slam title as a combination -- came at the expense of Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Japan's Ai Sugiyama, who lost 6-3, 6-3 and had to dodge a number of stinging shots at the net, particularly from Venus.
"I just wouldn't want to face them too much. ...
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2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Women's singles: Serena Williams, United States
Rafael Nadal, Spain
Men's doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan, United States
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi, India
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