Serena Williams, after winning Wimbledon 2016 singles, showed no signs of tiredness as the American partnering her sister, Venus, clinched the doubles competition on Saturday. It was an incredible performance from the Williams sisters, who won their sixth Wimbledon doubles title to claim their position as one of the best women's doubles pair in the tennis circuit at present.
Serena and Venus defeated the fifth seed Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova, who had knocked out the top seed Sania Miirza and Martina Hingis, in straight sets, score reading 6-3, 6-4. Babos and Shvedova did not look poor, but they were outplayed by better opponents. The William sisters put up a dominating performance in the both the sets, and powered their way to yet another title.
Though Serena and Venus' main event are singles, they have been performing splendidly well in the doubles competition, picking up important titles in the process. Overall, they have won 14 Grand Slam titles, and they definitely look a team capable of winning much more. Their record in the Grand Slam doubles finals looks brilliant, with 14-0 win-loss record.
Serena thought she would not strike such success in the finals, and considers this feat as unbelievable.
"It's unbelievable. "It's a feat even I couldn't have thought would have happened. It's amazing," Sydney Morning Herald quoted Serena as saying.
This victory will even mean extra special for Serena, who few hours earlier had lifted the Wimbledon singles title. Venus was present in the stands, watching her sister win the singles crown, and she considers Williams' name in both the singles and doubles competition to be an honour.
"It's a privilege, it's an honour. When you enter the doubles draw, you dream of winning. Then we enter the singles, we dream of winning. To have Williams on both of those, somehow in 2016, it's another dream come true," Venus said.