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Williams sisters get doubles wild card for Wimbledon

6/21/2007 - Tennis

WIMBLEDON, England -- Venus and Serena Williams are teaming
up again.


They will play doubles together for the first time since 2003 at
Wimbledon, where play begins Monday.


"They requested a wild card and they got it," Venus Williams'
agent, Carlos Fleming, said by telephone Wednesday.


The sisters haven't been doubles partners at any tournament
since losing in the round of 16 at the All England Club four years
ago.


They've won the Wimbledon doubles championship twice, in 2000
and 2002, part of a career Grand Slam in doubles that also includes
the U.S. Open and French Open in 1999, and the Australian Open in
2001 and 2003.


In singles, they've won a total of 13 Grand Slam titles, five at
Wimbledon: Venus won at the All England Club in 2000, 2001 and
2005, while Serena did in 2002 and 2003.