Paes-Black beaten in final

Paes-Black beaten in final

The top-seeded Indo-Zimbabwean duo looked on course to wrap up the first set with an early break, but the number nine seeds bounced back to complete a 7-5, 6-3 win in just under an hour and a half.

Paes, who won the French Open men’s doubles title with Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy, had been looking for his tenth Grand Slam doubles title.

Double for Serena

On Saturday, just hours after battling it out for the singles title, the Williams sisters returned to Centre Court united as team-mates to retain their doubles crown.

Understandably looking a little tired, the duo took a while to get into full swing but as they powered to a 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 victory over Australia's Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs they soon proved their rock-solid partnership was still intact. “There's nothing like winning a title with your sister," 27-year-old Serena said. "It's really a good feeling."
"Definitely," older sibling Venus chipped in with a smile. “One out of two’s not bad,” “I really wanted to win the singles, but they’re two separate events. If I won the singles and not the doubles, it’s still not the same.”

Serena, who had earlier downed Venus in straight sets to claim her third Wimbledon singles crown, hit a forehand long to gift the Australians a break in the third game of the first set.

But as the number three seeds held serve to take a 3-1 lead Serena drew on her well-known steely determination, standing hand on hip as she gave her sister a pep talk before the start of the next game.

Agencies

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