Wimbledon 2012: Williams sisters win doubles match advance to round 2
Serena Williams (l) and Venus Williams (r) playing in their first round women’s doubles match against Ukraine’s Olga Savchuk and Serbia’s Vesna Dolonc on day four of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, on June 28, 2012. PHOTO/Andrew Yates/AFP/ Getty Images
Venus and Serena Williams played their first doubles match in two years Thursday and looked like their usual dominant selves, breezing into the second round of Wimbledon by beating Vesna Dolonc of Serbia and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-0, 6-3.
The Williams sisters have not played a doubles tournament together since losing in the 2010 Wimbledon quarterfinals, with both having struggled with injuries and illness, but are looking for their 13th Grand Slam doubles trophy.
The only official doubles match either Williams has played since 2010 was in the Fed Cup in February, when Venus teamed with Liezel Huber to help the United States to beat Belarus.
The Williams sisters broke their opponents four times and never lost their serve.
Serena Williams reached the third round of the singles tournament earlier Thursday while Venus Williams lost in the first round.
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