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Friday, June 26, 2009

Williams sisters head doubles winners

Photo Titled The Williams sisters team up
The Williams sisters team uP

When Venus Williams strolled onto No.2 Court with sister Serena for her ladies’ doubles second round match against Sabine Lisicki and Aleksandra Wozniak you couldn’t help but notice the mammoth taping operation that had taken place on her left leg.

She had warned the press the previous day that she would be wearing the sticky stuff purely for “support purposes” and it certainly did the trick.

The movement of the defending Wimbledon champion – in both singles and doubles - was not hindered in the slightest in the second round encounter and the siblings, seeded fourth, worked like clockwork to pick off a straightforward 6-1, 6-4 victory in just under an hour.

Elsewhere, another family affair took place when the top-seeded Bryan brothers took on Johan Brunstrom and Jean-Julien Rojer. The brotherhood proved to be in devastating form winning 82% of points on their first serve and wrapped up the match in a little over an hour.

Coach David Macpherson, who was watching at the side of the court, said: “They [Bob and Mike] respected the guys and knew they almost defeated Bupathi and Knowles in Paris. But their returning was really sharp right from the beginning, they poached well and seemed to be really focused.”

The ladies No.1 seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber had more of a battle on their hands against Poles Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska but stood their ground to clinch the first set 7-5 and take the second 6-2 as the evening closed in.

There was also cause for celebration for the British contingent as wild cards James Auckland and Elena Baltacha disposed of Travis Parrott and Kateryna Bondarenko 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to book a place in the second round.

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