Williams sisters win doubles
match at Wimbledon
Serena Williams, right, talks with her sister Venus Williams of the United States during a first round women's doubles match against Vesna Dolonc of Serbia and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP/Alastair Grant)
Venus and Serena Williams played their first doubles match in two years Thursday and looked like their usual dominant selves, breezing into the second round of Wimbledon by beating Vesna Dolonc of Serbia and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-0, 6-3.
The Williams sisters have not played a doubles tournament together since losing in the 2010 Wimbledon quarterfinals, with both having struggled with injuries and illness, but are looking for their 13th Grand Slam doubles trophy.
The only official doubles match either Williams has played since 2010 was in the Fed Cup in February, when Venus teamed with Liezel Huber to help the United States to beat Belarus.
The Williams sisters broke their opponents four times and never lost their serve.
Serena reached the third round of the singles tournament earlier Thursday while Venus lost in the first round.
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