Williams sisters top Black, Huber
NEW YORK -- Not much for Serena Williams to get worked up about this time.
Two days after her profanity-laced exit from the U.S. Open singles semifinals, she returned with her sister, Venus, and rolled to an easy victory for their 10th Grand Slam doubles championship Monday.AP Photo/Charles KrupaSerena Williams, left, and her sister Venus celebrate their 10th career Grand Slam doubles title and first at Flushing Meadows since 1999.
The sisters won three of the year's four majors. They were playing the world's top-ranked team -- proof that rankings have more to do with playing lots of events, which the Williamses don't.
"They're bigger and stronger than us," Huber said. "They served bigger than us and you could see it all today."
Serena got plenty of support from the few thousand fans who came to Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch the tournament wrap up on a Monday for the second straight year. Before the first point, one fan yelled, "Serena, you go girl!" Then another said, "We love you Serena!" Her father, Richard, sat in the front row, almost even with the baseline where the infamous call was made. Her mother, Oracene Price, was in the family box, sitting next to Serena's agent.
After match point, Serena hugged her sister and got a warm burst of applause. Williams said she has received an outpouring of support via e-mail, though the true test of how this affects her image figures to play out over weeks and months, not days.
"I think the whole point of learning from your mistakes is not to do the same thing," she said. "I definitely would, I think, have a more professional way of voicing my opinion. I want to get another bad line call, so I can get some more practice and see how I do."
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott, United States
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