Venus Williams has said her sister’s fifth singles title after beating Agnieszka Radwanska was her major motivation to winning the doubles weekend. She and her sister Serena beat Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles final.
It was their fifth Wimbledon doubles title together, and came shortly after Venus watched her little sister win the singles final. ‘’I was definitely inspired by Serena’s singles performance,’’ Venus said. ‘’Obviously it’s wonderful to play on the court with her. I couldn’t have done it without her, so it’s great.’’ Both sisters have battled health issues over the last two years. This was their first doubles tournament together in two years, and they looked as if they hadn’t missed a beat.
‘’She’s such a fighter, you never say die. I don’t think either of us believe that we can be defeated by anything. Nothing has defeated us yet, so we’re going to keep that track record.’’
Serena was the last woman to win both the singles and doubles titles at Wimbledon, in 2009.
‘’I told Venus on the court, it doesn’t matter. We weren’t really racing the clock, we were just playing our opponents who were playing really tough and really good.’’