Venus and Serena Williams win U.S. doubles crown

57909658Venus and Serena Williams won the U.S. Open women’s doubles crown Monday with a dominating 6-2 6-2 victory over top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber.

The Williams sisters never lost serve in the 89-minute match in winning their second Open doubles title, and third grand slam crown of the year after doubles triumphs at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. They will share a winner’s prize of $420,000.

“I have a great partner. I believe in her just as much as I believe in myself,” Venus said in a courtside interview. “There’s nothing like having that on the court.”


Pictured: Tennis players Venus Williams (L) and Serena Williams present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)