Serena Williams followed up her historic Wimbledon singles title triumph by helping her sister to another doubles title.
Serena Williams followed up her historic Wimbledon singles title triumph by helping her sister to yet another doubles title, defeating Yaroslava Shvedova and Timea Babos 6-3 6-4.
The sisters secured the crucial break at 4-3 in the opening set and Serena slammed away a smash to put them a set up. Inevitably, it was the newly-crowned seven-time singles champion who completed the job, swatting away a backhand volley into the open court to seal her second title of the afternoon.
It was Shvedova and Babos that took the early initiative, breaking to grab a 3-2 lead in the opening set. But the Williams sisters immediately upped their intensity to break straight back and, despite a couple of minor scares, were never broken again in an attractive doubles match that dazzled with highlight-reel rallies into the early evening.
The victory sealed an incredible sixth doubles title for the dominant sisters at Wimbledon, the pair having previously won in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2012. It is also their 14th major doubles title and only Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver have won more.