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Williams sisters capture 6th Wimbledon doubles title, following up Serena's 7th singles triumph

Serena and Venus hadn`t played together for two years before this year but reunited as part of their build-up for the Olympic Games next month.

Williams sisters capture 6th Wimbledon doubles title, following up Serena's 7th singles triumph

London: Serena Williams followed up her seventh Wimbledon singles title and record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam crown with victory in the women`s doubles alongside sister Venus on Saturday.

The unseeded Americans defeated fifth seeds Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4 to claim their sixth Wimbledon doubles title.

It was also their 14th doubles triumph as a team at the majors and their 22nd in 23 finals overall.

The sisters last lost a doubles final in 1999 in San Diego.

Serena and Venus hadn`t played together for two years before this year but reunited as part of their build-up for the Olympic Games next month.

Earlier Saturday, Serena had defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the women`s singles final.

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