Top seeds Serena and Venus Williams defeated seeds No.12 Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 6-2 6-3 in the French Open doubles final and became only the third doubles partnership in the history of women’s tennis to win four consecutive Grand Slams. The sisters started the succession with the 2009 Wimbledon doubles title, and followed it up with the 2009 US Open, 2010 Australian Open and 2010 French Open.
Not only did the Williamses win their 12th Grand Slam title together, and their second French Open one, but they have also assured to be ranked No.1 in the new doubles rankings. This implies that Serena will be top-ranked in singles and doubles at the same time, which is the feat that only five other women’s players managed to achieve.
Additional info: Katarina Srebotnik may have lost the women’s doubles final, but she captured the mixed doubles crown with Nenad Zimonjic.