The Legendary tennis player, Serena Williams, and her sister Venus Williams won their first doubles Grand Slam since 2012.
Serena Williams and Venus Williams rocked their 14th Grand Slam doubles at Wimbledon on Saturday, July 9. The two sisters defeated team Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova hands down in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.
Serena has been trending on her singles tournaments, but she and her sister lately decided to take back the doubles title since they championed Wimbledon in 2012. They proved to be the undefeated champions, taking the match in straight sets.
Serena also won her 22nd Grand Slam singles titles, earlier that day, becoming the only second woman in the open era to attain such record. She and the German former tennis player, Steffi Graf, have now won the same Grand Slam singles titles.
In recent time, Serena said in a press conference that she would love to see people “realize and respect women” for who they are, what they are and what they do. “I’ve been working at this since I was three years old […] Basically my whole life I’ve been doing this and I haven’t had a life and I don’t think I deserve to be paid less because of my sex. Or anyone else for that matter, in any job,” she said.
Saturday’s atmosphere could have been more tensed for the two Black sisters and other Black fans who cheered them up, following the deaths 5 police officers in Dallas and police killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile over the week, but they made history.
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