Venus and Serena Williams teamed up to win their 5th Wimbledon doubles title. With Serena by her side, Venus whose career, badly affected by recent illness, seems slipping into its twilight proved she’s still a major force in tennis.
Serena, 30, and Venus, two years older, have won 10 of the last 13 singles titles at the All England Club.
Saturday’s win over Agnieszka Radwanska took Serena to 14 Gramd Slam trophies and a new ranking of four in the world.
But in sharp contrast, Venus, whose first round defeat to Russia’s Elena Vesnina on the opening day was her worst at Wimbledon since 1997, is battling to still remain a contender.
The last of Venus’s 43 career titles came in Dubai in 2010 while her last Grand Slam title was in 2008.
Furthermore, she was diagnosed with the fatigue-related illness Sjogren’s Syndrome last year which kept her off tour from the US Open until the Miami tournament in March this year.
Many in the sport expect Venus, now down at 58 in the world, to quit after this year’s US Open and having had another shot at the Olympics, which will be held at Wimbledon.
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