Williams Sisters Advance to U.S. Open Doubles Final

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena and Venus Williams are back in the U.S. Open women

Serena Williams, right of U.S. greet her sister Venus Williams, left of U.S. in their women's singles final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon Saturday, July 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena and Venus Williams are back in the U.S. Open women's doubles final for the first time in a decade.

The fourth-seeded Americans beat No. 13-seeded Alisa Kleybanova
and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-2 in the semifinals Thursday.

The Williams sisters are aiming for their 10th career Grand Slam doubles title as a pair and third this season. Their only U.S. Open doubles championship came in 1999.

They are 9-0 in major doubles finals.

The other semifinal, scheduled for Friday, pits the defending champions and top-seeded pair of Cara Black and Liezel Huber against the third-seeded team of Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs.

The final is Sunday.


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