Williams sisters capture doubles title

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

At the Australian Open, Serena and Venus Williams combined to win their sixth Grand Slam doubles title, an ideal tune-up for their fourth consecutive clash in a

Melbourne:

Serena and Venus Williams combined to win their sixth Grand Slam doubles title, an ideal tune-up for their fourth consecutive clash in a singles final at a major. The top-seeded Williams sisters rallied from a set and a break down to win the Australian Open women's doubles final with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over second-seeded pair Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain and Argentina's Paola Suarez. Serena, who beat Venus in the singles finals at the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open last year, will be bidding for her 'Serena Slam' when the pair meet in the singles championship match at Melbourne Park on Saturday. "We want to dedicate this win to mom. Thanks mom, we love you and you've been there all the way and we'll be there for you, I promise," Venus said after the doubles. The Williams' had beaten Ruano Pascual and Suarez 6-2, 7-5 in the Wimbledon final last year and were 1-1 going into this match. It was a second Australian Open doubles title for the Williams, who won here in 2000. Their other titles came at the French and US Opens in 1999 and at Wimbledon in 2000 and 2002. (AP)

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